Micromanagement is a cluster of behaviors used by managers who closely observe and/or control the work of their employees. Instead of giving general instructions for small tasks and supervising larger concerns, the micromanager oversees and assesses every step.
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1. If you participate in negative gossip, ask yourself what is really going on for you. Do you feel jealous, resentful or superior? Does it give you a sense of belonging? What is the payoff for participating? Then find a healthy way to meet your need.
Too many of us tell ourselves discouraging and disempowering stories. Archetypes can help us tell personal and workplace stories that enhance our lives.
Teresa said, “Patricia, I would love to read some of your work on dealing with employees who are controlling, easily agitated and off the wall! It seems like my co-worker wants to get even with me for nothing. She starts yelling even if I dare to identify areas that could easily be improved. What are […]
Ready to self-promote? Why would you? You will need to self-promote if ever you want to move up a career ladder or move into a desired position, or land a job or sell your services or product. How do you do it? Self-promotion is the ability to let others know your strengths, capabilities, and accomplishments. […]
Let us start with, What is conflict? The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines conflict as mental struggle resulting from incompatible or opposing needs, drives, wishes, or external or internal demands. Sometimes that mental struggle can manifest into a physical form ranging from domestic abuse to war. Regrettably, much of it starts for women as conflict in the workplace. […]
If you dread job searching, you are not alone. A young woman, let us call her Jane, emailed me with a request to help her. The majority of her message about looking for a job is below: Good Morning, I have always enjoyed your e-newsletters and your positive messages for resiliency. I am also a […]
Research indicates humor can help increase creativity, cut stress, improve relationships, and attract clients. Yet, there are misconceptions about lightening up in the work environment.
Workplaces with sound leadership can significantly help strengthen personal and emotional resilience. Resilience in the workplace typically happens when management’s behavior and attitude is supportive, fair and adaptive to employee needs. Years ago I counseled Rachel, who was repeatedly criticized by her manager. She was told she was either too verbal at meetings or not […]
Regrettably discrimination continues in our communities, organizations and workplaces.
Many people who work at home are challenged to separate household activities from career and work tasks.
Being let go from work can be a traumatic experience, an opportunity, or both. Women have written to me describing, in hindsight, what they learned after a layoff or firing. Here is a sample of what they shared about being prepared to be laid off work. Thoughts on Being Laid Off Work Be prepared with […]