Corporate Driver: Accountability

Personal Downturns

It happens to everyone. Everything is going well and then all of a sudden you’re in a slump and it seems nothing is working for you anymore. The danger is when you start to question your progress to date in

My friend is now my manager, help!

Question: My manager keeps saying we’re friends, then in team meetings she throws me under the bus whenever there is a team mistake. When I confront her about it, she says it’s important she doesn’t show me any favoritism because

Indecision

It’s difficult to for others to maintain confidence in you when you can’t seem to make a decision. Not only is it really irritating when team members have to redo work multiple times, it’s just plain inefficient. If you find

How do I evaluate two completely different offers?

Question: I’m a senior executive and left my previous position because it had become a role I did not want. Now I’m in the enviable position of having two offers—same money, etc—but completely different roles. One role is being created,

Fighting Fourth Q Fatigue

The fourth quarter is often stressful for executives—if it’s not the holidays, it’s making your year-end numbers, and, if you’re lucky, scoring a bonus. When we get stressed, our good habits usually fall by the wayside as we try to

Three Daily Priorities

It’s easy to get caught up in other peoples’ business when you’re inundated with status updates from work and texts from your friends and family. It’s part of why staying focused on your priorities is much more difficult today. Strategic

Develop an Innovation Habit

Brain researchers have found that when we consciously develop new habits, we create new brain cells and parallel synaptic paths that can transform our thinking in new, innovative tracks. Why, then, is it so hard to change? We are all

My unsupportive boss makes me wonder if I want to stay. Help!

Question: I’ve been at my job for a few years and I have had 3 managers in that time. My current manager is unsupportive and never backs me up when my work is challenged. When I spoke to her about

Maintain Control

Researchers at Northern Illinois University discovered that managers who exercised for even 30 minutes once or twice a week were less likely to be abusive to subordinates than those who were more sedentary. Lead author James Burton, Ph.D., said, “Being

New business requests are hijacking my time, help!

Question: I’m a mid-level manager and just joined my first agency as a subject matter expert. I’ve never seen such inefficiency and chaos. I’m trying to stay focused on my job but I keep getting pulled into new business meetings

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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.

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