stress management

Jun 28

The Power of Transparency: A Real Case Study In Workplace Trust and Betrayal, Part 2

By now, you may have read the first part of my drama-laden case study featuring Lizette, David and Richard, wherein a workplace assumption lead to a betrayal that amounted to a breach of workplace trust. The valuable lesson is that…
May 09

Keeping It Together: How Self-Regulation Can Prevent Embarrassment and Save Your Job

You are in control. The opportunity to create strong and safe relationships at the office and across departments is yours for the taking. You may ask: How could something that so few professionals have mastered be so simple for you…
Apr 04

How Do YOU Show Up?: A Holistic Look at the Trust Equation, Part 2

Intraoffice trust can be grown when you acquire a baseline assessment of your coworkers’ trustworthiness, and combine it with a wide, historical lens through which to view them individually. My recent article illustrated this process by proposing a familiar-sounding scenario…
Jan 10

The Corporate Game Plan: Taking Real Steps To “Evolutionize” Your Firm in The 21st Century

“And finally, many firms do not have a game plan in place to set stress-eliminating practices into motion.” -From DRIVEN’s article “Preventing A Workplace Disease”, July 2016 Six months ago, I launched an article series introducing an important topic that…
Jan 03

My 2017 Word of the Year: It Will Make You Think AND Act!

Definition: Done on purpose; deliberate. Synonyms Include: deliberate (as in practice), calculated, conscious, intended, planned, meant, studied, willful, knowing, purposeful, premeditated, preplanned. It’s interesting that, when you reduce it down, my 2017 Word of the Year has a curious connection…
Dec 13

Urgent and Unimportant: Surmounting The Tasks That Impede Your Real Work

Getting trapped in the career mindset of “busy work” is something that we professionals are all too familiar with. Frequent workplace interruptions come to mind as the mechanism for steering us away from productivity and toward the black hole of…
Dec 06

Days of Distraction, Part 2: A True Case Study In Corporate Stress-Relief

A high level of productivity in the workplace environment is a magical state of affairs. It sets the stage for the corporate utopia that all companies aspire to arrive at, and is the driving force behind growth and employee retention.…
Nov 29

Days Of Distraction: A Micro Stressor With Macro Consequences

In our ongoing investigation into workplace stress, my hope is that you are inspired to confront this very real obstacle to success from a perspective of confidence rather than defeat. As we dissect the roots of today’s stressors and provide…
Nov 22

Sizing Up Your Biggest Critic: The End of the Impostor Syndrome

Of all the career roadblocks we’re likely to encounter, none are more fascinating, and more preventable, than the self-imposed ones. I discovered this in 2015, when examining workplace fears and organizing a live event that laid these fears on the…
Nov 10

We Know You’re In There: Smoking Out The Hidden Impostor

Think about the woman described here: She is well-educated, honest, ambitious, and has landed herself an excellent job with a respected firm. Yet somehow, she tends to frequently underestimate herself, characterized by a fear of failure and an underlying sense…