Many of us have dreams of doing, being and living a different career or life; often times our longing to find our career dream is called a calling. Many of us are restless, after saying only last year, “I love my job.” Maybe it is time to put your dreams into action . . . or […]
work, workplace, employment, employee, co-worker, management, leadership, team work
To have resilience at work often takes a concerted effort. Resilience helps you manage typical workplace challenges such as: personality differences bullying micro-management being blamed poor leadership criticism demands on your time lack of childcare personal issues such as depression, anger, lack of stress management skills or illness. Here are 12 Ways to Build Your Resilience […]
Tom Rath and Donald O. Clifton’s book, How Full is Your Bucket? was first published in 2004. It provides research and a delightful reminder that we all want to be seen, heard and acknowledged. Overview: Rath and Clifton argue that providing brief and positive interactions in work and home relationships can result in benefits […]
Those called the boss or who have leadership roles have an awesome responsibility. Their influence can contribute to distress, frustration and poor health. Their influence can also contribute to positive employee engagement, increased productivity and workplace thriving. If you are the manager or boss of others aim to be one who has the tools to […]
When I interviewed women for the book, From Woe to WOW: How Resilient Women Succeed at Work, a store cashier told me this story. She cried in her basement suite for a month after she was “accused of stealing when she did not even have training on how to manage the cash register.” She […]
First, let’s eliminate the phrase work life because surely work is part of life and a significant part of it, for that matter.
“Work is either fun or drudgery. It depends on your attitude. I like fun.” Colleen C. Barrett Work provides little stress when it’s done for the joy of it. When watching my grandson pretend to make dinner with a wad of play dough, I began to wonder, Why is it that when we prepare a […]
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.