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.
The Dilemma of Work Life Balance Give up looking for work life balance! If that sounds radical, read on as we explore reasons to do so and how to do it. I recall taking a work life balance workshop and filling in the pie pieces to assess if I was balancing work with my marriage, […]
In an interview with leadership coach, Gary Smith, we explored the commonly asked question, “How does stress affect leadership?” We discussed how to use stress in a positive way, how people’s ability to change varies, how personality preferences can cause misunderstanding, and how to support stressed workers. The leadership author, John C. Maxwell wrote: The […]
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.
By knowing who contributes time to what tasks will help you better invite cooperation for sharing home responsibilities.
The research reported by Professor Shelley E. Taylor and her team at UCLA. In 1998 they began to wonder if women had different reactions to stress than males. By 2000 they reported a phenomenon they called Tend and Befriend.
Boundaries in Relationships Most of us have had our personal boundaries violated. I have been asked in a job interview how much money my husband makes. The obvious answer was “None of your business.” Then there was the manager who patted my behind. Boundaries in relationships help all parties feel emotionally and physically safe. When […]
Not only is humor a key resilient strengthening tool it has become a hot topic in the world of employment.
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 […]
Invite and negotiate the household workload.
The French playwrite, Moliere, said, “It is not only what we do, but also what we do not do, for which we are accountable.”