Corporate Driver: Accountability

My company is merging and I think I’m losing my job!

Question: My company just announced it’s being acquired by another company. They’ve told all of us nothing will change but I’m nervous. Besides job hunting, is there anything else I should be doing? S.J., New York, NY Answer: For staffers,

Distinguishing Fact From Fiction

Ambiguity is a fact of life in corporate America. The anxiety that often results can help us by nudging us toward our goals, accelerating our timelines, and sharpening our focus. Too much anxiety, though, can be paralyzing, debilitating, and panic

Offer Strategically

In most offices there are two types of people—the kind that volunteers for everything and the ones who never raise their hands. Neither are good strategies. Unplanned work is often a result of a change in corporate strategy. That can

I am concerned my winter blahs will impact my work. Help!

Question: I have a hard time getting motivated after the holidays. The weather sucks, the fiscal year has just started so all the projects are admin heavy (start-up mode), and if I won Lotto I’d resign in a minute. If

Fixing the Right Problem

Executives almost always identify themselves as problem solvers. Their behavior is so habitual that often, before you even finish a thought, they are giving you a “solution” whether you wanted one or not! While the ability to solve problems is

Dealing With the Unexpected

With our connected and very fast-paced world, it’s likely that you’re dealing with unexpected situations of varying levels of seriousness on a fairly constant basis. When faced with unprecedented circumstances, people often take the path of least resistance. This is

Edit Your Info

Our culture generally assumes that more is better. However, as it relates to decision making, more information actually works against you. Neuroscience research concluded that too much information leads to poorer decisions being made. Neuroscientists scanned the brains of volunteers

My manager says I’m “too valuable” to promote, help!

Question: I want to move to corporate headquarters to further my career. The problem is that my manager says I’m “too valuable” to let go. I like her and I’d like to stay with the company but don’t want to

Finding Your Path

You may know of that famous study conducted among Harvard MBAs, determining the correlation between those who had clearly identified goals and their future success (which they defined in terms of earnings). Only 3% of them had written their goals

Consider Grayscale

No, it’s not the Game of Thrones kind—it’s the monochromatic display you get when you turn off “color” on your devices. Why on earth would you do so? According to Thomas Z. Ramsoy, CEO of Neurons, a business that uses

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Taking Control of Your Career® Bootcamp Content Overview

Our Bootcamp is designed to get you back to feeling like yourself fast. To avoid overwhelm, we cover critical topics sequentially so you can make small changes quickly and experience immediate results.

1. New Beginnings

We start by creating a clear picture of your desired outcome and showing how feeling stuck can benefit you. You’ll also learn how to increase your physical and mental energy and a quick (less than 5 minutes!), easy way to improve your mood.

2. Setting Yourself Up For Success

It’s easier to succeed when your environment completely supports you. You’ll learn how to easily analyze yours and bring it into alignment. We’ll also cover techniques for viewing your work situation in a neutral, productive way–allowing you to move within it effortlessly.

3. Values & Standards

Values impact your behaviors, decisions, relationships and direction in life. Yet your values are often not aligned with your workplace. Standards are what we honor because we believe they will lead us to our goals. Logically you’d think high standards would result in a superior result but just the opposite often occurs. In this session we’ll cover how to maintain your standards when they’re not shared and how to stay true to yourself without making it an issue for others.

4. How Your Best Intentions Work Against You

If you’re like most achievers, you welcome and thrive on responsibility. Sometimes, however, your life can feel like one long “to do” list leaving little time to figure out what is working – or not – in your life. We’ll cover how to retrain your teammates, how to redefine your role and the concept of “responsibility without authority” – having one without the other makes success impossible.

5. Core Beliefs

Understanding how personal beliefs drive behavior is critical to freeing you from feeling trapped. This is a deeply personal and important aspect necessary to move into action. You’ll learn how to uncover the core belief that is out of alignment and the 5 step process you can use to replace it.

6. Who is in Control of Your Life?

Control is like catnip to high achievers – we all want it. But surprisingly few exercise control in the one area where they actually have it. This cycle of relentlessly trying to get control over an uncontrollable situation is exhausting and self–defeating. Resetting expectations so you can focus on fulfilling activities will provide the energy you need to regain your perspective and take action.

7. Setting Boundaries

If you’re surrounded by those who constantly violate your boundaries it will create conflict, drama and drain your energy. When you set and maintain appropriate boundaries you will experience an almost immediate reduction of stress. We will review the 5–step boundary setting process; discuss how to hold the line without alienating others or compromising your standards, and the implications of not being able to say “no”.

8. The Path Forward

Your work each session will have helped you uncover your personal traps and provided strategies for overcoming them. We’ll do a quick review and focus on how to use your strategic plan so you’ll never get in this situation again. We’ll also review how to appropriately take responsibility, how to manage workplace expectations and perceptions and the best habits for self–management when “overwhelm” strikes again – as it inevitably will.