Corporate Driver: Communication

Question: I have a great manager who I really admire. She loves what she does and works 24/7. She says she doesn’t expect it of us but it feels weird to leave work when my manager is always there. I …

I feel guilty I’m not a workaholic, help! Read More »

Gratitude is the gift that keeps on giving. Not only does expressing it make the other person feel good, it helps make our bodies and minds healthier too. “There is a magnetic appeal to gratitude,” says Robert Emmons, a professor …

Giving Thanks Read More »

Check your inbox. Chances are good there are several unnecessary email trails. Do your part to stop the madness by adopting the following habits. First, and most importantly, before you automatically start writing an email, ask yourself, “What is the …

Endless Email Loops Read More »

Question: My direct report is a great person who has had a lot of personal issues. While I don’t doubt her challenges are real, it’s reached a point where she’s not delivering at the level she needs to. In fact, …

My direct report’s personal issues are affecting her work, help! Read More »

We can spend a lot of time, energy, and emotion trying to look good to others. Holiday time can trigger questions when you are with people you may not see often. We may hear endless loops in our minds: “What …

Psychological Stress Read More »

Every interaction builds—or detracts from—your reputation. That’s especially true when you’re interacting with C-Suite executives. Make sure you’re clear on your purpose and declare it upfront. There are four common reasons to approach an executive: You want a decision You’re …

Approaching Senior Management Read More »

All of us have had unexpected conversations at one time or another. Your company surprises you by reorganizing. The CEO wants to see you immediately. A key customer suddenly decides to move their business elsewhere. The commonality in all these …

Unanticipated Conversations Read More »

Question: I was hired to create a new function within the company. I’m running into both overt and covert resistance. My manager is unsympathetic and, I believe, does not feel we need the function I’ve been hired to create. Even …

I was hired to create change but no one wants change! Read More »

Are you one of those people who brushes off a compliment, or worse yet, points out to the giver the “flaws” in your accomplishment? If so, cut it out. Think about the messages you’re sending. You’re telling the compliment-giver their …

Accepting Praise Read More »

The sandwich feedback technique is a tried-and-true method of structuring feedback so it is easier to deliver and accept. The idea is to start with a bit of praise, then bring up an area that needs improvement, and then finish …

Compliment Sandwich Read More »

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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.