Overcoming Overload

I was visiting with a Division President this week who told me that he was concerned with the pace of work for his staff. His team had aggressive productivity targets dictated by their corporate office and they were scrambling, leading to disorganized meeting, long hours and late night texts. Folks were grumpy and not nearly as productive as they needed to be to get this work done effectively. We discussed this being the classic definition of sensory arousal overload and...

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Check In Time

It’s been 45 days since the start of the New Year. How ya doing? By this time of the year most folks have gotten caught up in the whirlwinds of their days and find it hard to step back and track how they doing in meeting those big goals they were talking about just 6 weeks ago! We thought it would be easy to plan on going to the gym 4 times a week but it’s trickier when you don’t...

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Don't Inhale That Secondary Stress

We know there is danger from being around tobacco users and secondary smoke is now a documented health hazard. How do the effects of secondary stress impact us in the workplace and in other settings? Secondary stress is where we psychologically take on the challenges that other people face and somehow make them our own. The most common example of professionals would be health care providers who experience compassion fatigue, burnout, and other emotional experiences. However, anyone of us can...

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Bending Reality

Unlike the recent discussions about alternative facts, bending reality is about changing how the future plays out for us. Being more intentional about the way our days play out help us mitigate the challenges we face and create resiliency. Steve Jobs was perhaps the greatest of our time in bending or reshaping reality. His visions about the iPod, iPhone and iPad accurately predicted what consumers would want and he would be dogged about sharing and convincing others that his reality...

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