Corporate Driver: Perspective

Most people have difficulty dealing with uncertainty. It’s normal to feel uncomfortable when there isn’t a clear picture of what’s happening. However, ambiguity can sometimes paralyze people; in an effort to reduce perceived risk, we may shut down options in …

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Question: I never realized it but a friend pointed out to me that I constantly apologize–even when I have no reason to. I’m concerned that this is affecting how I’m being seen at work. Ideas? J.M., New York, NY Answer: …

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Emotional exhaustion is much more incapacitating than physical exhaustion, and it’s prevalent among those who stay in an organization because they feel obligated to their teammates or employers. According to researchers from Concordia University and the Université de Montréal, these …

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Perfectionism is the ultimate self-defeating behavior, and ironically is often exhibited by the most conventionally successful people in our culture. These people become slaves to success because they are constantly focused on what is not going right and are unable …

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Grace under pressure is a critical skill for leaders. Tough situations inevitably involve questions you haven’t anticipated or would prefer not to answer. Being prepared for them will position you to respond more powerfully while reducing your stress level. Here …

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You probably know that stress can affect your ability to make smart decisions. While that fact probably doesn’t surprise you, the reason it’s true might. Researchers at the University of Southern California found that stress causes you to overestimate the …

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Question My manager has no life outside of work and is constantly sending texts and emails, and is phoning outside of work hours. How do I deal with this? J.S., Philadelphia, PA Answer I understand your frustration and would first …

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While everyone likes to have some routine in their life, over time it can lead to boredom and can stifle your thinking and creativity. You’re paid to solve problems, and bored people rarely come up with innovative solutions. It’s your …

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Question With all the news about suicide, I find myself paying more attention to those around me. I’ve noticed one of my coworkers appears depressed although I’m just guessing. We’re not particularly close but I’d hate to have something happen …

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Title: Rejection Proof Author: Jia Jiang Genre: Self-Help Publisher: Harmony Release Date: 2015 Pages: 240 Review: Jia Jiang fears rejection and instead of just living with it like most of us do, he decides to deal with it head on. …

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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.