mindfulness

Aug 16

OfficeHours: Releasing Stress, Anxiety & Overwhelm

Here’s a fact: If you have a heartbeat, you have stress. Even amoebas experience stress! It’s essential for living, and spikes in stress are part of a natural fluctuation as we encounter new experiences, situations, people and even certain times…
Jul 19

OfficeHours: Releasing The Past: An End to Shame, Guilt & Regret

It’s in our nature to spend most of our waking hours living in the past. This, of course, prompts guilt, regret and shame. These, however, are wasted emotions, which only serve to cause isolation, loneliness, and the feeling of being…
Jun 21

OfficeHours: Releasing The Need To Control

Pssst. Hey, you, Movie Star! That’s right. Every one of us is the star of our very own movie called “life”. We wander around all day in our own Truman Show. We ARE reality cinema! And as much as we…
Apr 19

OfficeHours: Turning FOMO Into JOMO

We live in a cultural environment where we’ve become convinced that status and title are the things that matter most. Complicating this are the modern standards of beauty, wherein youth, good looks and slender body type reign supreme, holding our…
Feb 15

OfficeHours: The Impostor Syndrome’s Antidote

Most of us suffer, at least at times, from the Impostor Syndrome. Yet each of us thinks we’re the only one. Between an innate negativity bias, self-imposed perfectionism, and a deeply-rooted fear of embarrassment or failure, it’s no wonder why…
Dec 21

OfficeHours: The Art of Offering Feedback

Essential to the career maximization of your reports is maintaining an accurate assessment of each individual’s progress by perpetually identifying areas of opportunity and the need for improvement. Translation: The only way professionals can achieve their full potential is through…
Nov 28

Real Talk/Real Food: Creating Boundaries At Work

Are you typically overwhelmed with your workload? Silly question, I know. Who isn’t overwhelmed by their workload these days? Okay, here are some better questions: How much of the work you do fails to further your goals or the expectations…
Nov 16

OfficeHours: Empathy: A Critical Driver of Workplace Performance

Research done by DDI (Development Dimensions International) found that empathy, which is the ability to understand and share the feelings of another, is a “critical driver of overall performance” for management. Yet empathy isn’t taught or even evaluated in the…
Oct 30

Snap Out of It!: How Being In-Trance Can Distort Our Social Skills

Because I’m an advocate of full transparency, I must make a confession: I felt a bit like Captain Obvious this month, using the DRIVEN blog to detail the importance of our culturally-embedded social skills….you know, those interactions of professionalism that…
Oct 24

Real Talk/Real Food: Brainwashing Yourself To Success

As it turns out, the biggest roadblock to career success is sitting between your ears. It’s your own mind! This marvel of nature, which is perhaps the most complex and efficient tool in the universe, also has the tendency to…