Making A Fresh Start
by Nan S. Russell - Jan, 2010
"How could that be?" I muttered silently as I reread the message. This was not a person I wanted to encounter as I returned from a holiday vacation filled with family, friends, and fun. And yet, there he was on my calendar. My first meeting of the New Year was scheduled with my nemesis. I wish I could tell you it was a good meeting, but it wasn't. I got exactly the difficult, irritating, frustrating event I expected. Now ye...
No One Size Fits All - Sixteen Simple Actions For Leading Change
by Dee McCrorey - Jan, 2010
Change is not one-size-fits-all. People move at different paces according to what they perceive as inside or outside their comfort zones, the amount of trust they have in their support network, and how much perceived value the change has for them. This is oftentimes why formal change management programs aren't as effective--introducing change and implementing change require different approaches. Sometimes, moving the needle...
Responsible Risk Taking in the Workplace Begins With You
by Dee McCrorey - Jan, 2010
It begins with assuming responsibility for managing your career life cycle in front of your personal and professional inflection points. But in order to do this, you'll first need to get clear about what you consider to be outside your comfort zone. Begin with a review of 2009 and identify the peaks and valleys of your personal and professional life. You could do this "low tech" by placing twelve self-adhesive poster-sized...
Are You Happy In Your Job?
by Suzanne Bates - Jan, 2010
Last night on WGBH TV’s Greater Boston with Emily Rooney I was invited to be on a panel discussing a new survey that shows record numbers of people are unhappy with their jobs. The Conference Board’s poll, widely reported yesterday in every major publication, concludes that “Americans of all ages and income brackets continue to grow increasingly unhappy at work.” The survey is based on the responses of 2,900 American worke...
The World Is NOT A Scary Place
by Deborah Brown-Volkman - Jan, 2010
As the mother of a toddler, I go above and beyond to ensure that my son is not afraid of the world. I tell him I love him regularly, we spend quality time together, and I make sure he is safe. When he questions the world, or is afraid of something, I comfort him and tell him it's going to be ok. Then, he smiles at me and goes along his merry way. How come as adults, we don't have more people in our lives telling us that...
Perhaps the Most Important Area Of Investing - Psychology
by William Lemerond - Jan, 2010
When you are striving for investment and financial excellence, you will have to do so by overcoming some tough obstacles. When you focus on the financial or investing problems you have, you are most likely going to generate feelings of guilt, anger or frustration in yourself. These feelings that arise are the silent investment account and financial killers; when investing you need to invest emotionless, which will help you foc...
De-clutter, Then Transition: 10 Items, 10 Minutes by 2010
by Dee McCrorey - Dec, 2009
It's the end of another year and we would all agree a rather tough one at that. You're ready to brush off 2009. But not so fast. Before you can move forward, you'll want to acknowledge the baggage that you're still dragging along or it could wind up cluttering your life and any shiny new plans you have in 2010. No matter how out of shape you think you are most of us can do one set of ten reps. So, I've come up with ten t...
Don’t Let Workplace Rejection Get You Down
by Debra Wheatman - Dec, 2009
Did you recently get passed up for a big (or not so big) promotion? Did you ask for something at work and were flatly turned down? It happens – to all of us at some point. Things do not always go your way, and rejection is part of life – all aspects of life – both personal and professional. How you handle the rejection at work can serve as the cornerstone for short- and long-term success. It’s time to ‘man-up’ as they say....
Seven Signs of Job Burnout (Five Ways to Fix It)
by Tai Goodwin - Dec, 2009
Just like any other relationship, your relationship with your job is going to have its’ ups and downs. In some cases it can be clear that the best solution is for the two of you to separate – meaning you will need to find a new job. In other cases, making a few changes to how you work can rekindle your passion for what you do, allowing you to keep your job and your sanity. You may not have any physical signs of burnout. The...
17 Questions - Are Employees Depressed?
by Rebecca Ryan - Dec, 2009
“He who runs behind truck is exhausted, he who runs in front of truck is tired.” - Anonymous The Great Recession has two victims: employees who have been laid-off and are chasing the truck (a job), and employees who still have their jobs and are pumpin’ their legs like crazy, trying to stay ahead of it. According to Dave Ulrich, HR guru and author of the classic text, Human Resource Champions, depression sets in when a...
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