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All I do is go to meetings—I can’t get my work done, help!

Question: I started a new management job and the company norm seems to be spending endless hours in meetings. Nothing seems to get done and I end up having to work late to get my work done. Suggestions? L.S., New

Corporate Driver: Expectations

How can I avoid micromanaging?

Question: I manage a team and have a staffer who was hired for a specific piece of business. The more I watch her in action, the more I think she’s in over her head. She is trying, she’s just not

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,

Corporate Driver: Accountability

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

Corporate Driver: Accountability

My new manager assumes I’m junior. Help!

Question: My industry is pretty small. My new manager knew me when I first started years ago. I have had a pretty quick rise and now we’re only one level apart. He’s new to the company and a nice guy

Corporate Driver: Expectations

How can I make sure my team delivers during the holidays?

Question: At year end, I have a lot of interaction with the top dogs because we’re closing our books and they’re all worried about their bonuses. Speedy, accurate replies to any queries we get are super important. Naturally, the staff

Corporate Driver: Communication

My colleague needs to be stronger in her interactions or she’ll limit her options. Help!

Question: My colleague is extremely talented and I would love to see her promoted. However, she’s very well-liked, which normally wouldn’t be a problem but because she’s invested in being everyone’s favorite, she doesn’t insert herself forcefully when she should

Corporate Driver: Communication

How can I stop psyching myself out?

Question: I often psych myself out before important meetings or presentations and then underperform. How can I stop? A.R. New York, NY Answer: Well the good news is that you realize that it’s completely within your control to change this

Corporate Driver: Expectations

I apologize too much, help!

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:

Corporate Driver: Perspective

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

Corporate Driver: Accountability

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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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