I was bullied by my boss! He used this tactic as his way of attempting to quietly fire me. Let’s just say, it didn’t end up in his favor! While my manager’s actions were intentional and horrific, what I find most alarming is that #quietfiring can actually occur amongst managers who CARE DEEPLY about their employees. Listen here as I share more about this current and urgent issue, so that you don’t get caught up in this detrimental trap!
Did you know that kids text each other even when they’re sitting side by side? While I became very aware of this about six years ago, what frightens me is the fact that these kids are now in your offices – these are your corporate employees! Find out more about how this predicament has created the top trend shaping today’s workplace.
My daughter, Reese, told me about a discussion in her 8th grade history class centered around lack of choices for students. While rules established for middle schoolers are there for order and safety (imagine pre-teens with no rules!), the 3 in 2023 rules for women leaders are not for the same purpose. Find out why you need rules if you want to set your sights high and truly accelerate in leadership this year!
How ready does one need to be for a leadership promotion? How much does a person need to demonstrate that they’re ready to lead others? Are organizations truly promoting based on leadership readiness, or other criteria? Find out how organizations should be thinking about their top talent and leadership pipeline.
It’s a new year and you may be feeling burned out or stuck, wondering what to do if you’re unable or unwilling to leave your current job. I wondered the same thing immediately after I crashed in December 2013. For several months of post-burnout recovery, I felt like I couldn’t leave my position. Our family built a life primarily based on my income, so unless we were willing to completely change that, I would need to figure out how to take control of my current situation. If you’re feeling stuck, in this week’s video I’ll provide you with one practice to implement that will get you unstuck.
Have you heard the phrase productivity paranoia? It’s what many leaders suffer from in this new era of the hybrid work model. Many have gone so far as to use technology to track activity, as they’re without the visual cues they used to get when they could actually see their employees as they walked down the hall. But what is truly being tracked? Is it relevant? Is it meeting the end goal that organizations want? In this week’s video, hear more about productivity paranoia and the strategies leaders can take in lieu of this ailment.
Scrolling through social media I saw this quote, “Instead of burnout, let’s call it ‘I changed my mind.'” It was centered around a person’s professional ambitions. Well, I had a visceral reaction to this statement! In this week’s video I share more about my reaction, along with the research to support it, so that you can possibly reframe how you think about professional ambition and burnout in your own life.
The number of job searches skyrockets on the first Wednesday in January, reaching 70% more searches vs. the average day. It will be here on January 4th – that’s less than 5 weeks away! Before this date and as you’re preparing for your employees to head out for the holidays, let’s revisit the four ingredients to keep employees happy. Perfect time to plan and communicate prior to the biggest job searching day of the year!
My husband, Matt, commutes nearly 60 miles to the office – ONE WAY! So you better believe if he’s going to spend time on the road driving nearly 120 miles for one day in the office, he’s going to maximize his time. And you, as a leader, better do the same. Here are four specific actions to take that will benefit you and your team to capitalize on the time in the office.
I love to work out! But all those years of cardio weren’t supporting what I, and you, really need in order to develop healthy bodies and bones – strong muscles! So I’ve integrated strength training as a way to focus on muscle building. This got me thinking about the other muscles I love to build – my leadership muscles! And just like the rest of my training, we need exercises to build those. That’s why I’m giving you three exercises in this week’s video that you can implement to build your own leadership muscles.
Earlier this week, I posted an article on LinkedIn that shared results from a recent survey stating that 1/3 of managers and executives want employees to return to the office full-time because, “they think employees are more motivated when they know management is watching them.” While this reasoning is absurd within the majority of professional environments and we also know that this clashes with what employees want, there certainly is a case for RTO mandates. So how can organizations and leaders get employees to return to the office in a way that aligns with what employees want? In this week’s video I share one of the most effective ways to do so, based upon what people have missed most that working from home doesn’t provide.
Warning: The mental health resources alone that your organization is offering won’t cure burnout! A CDC study shows that employees at risk for depression had the highest healthcare costs, even after taking risks such as smoking and obesity into account. Depression had the highest healthcare costs! So it makes sense that organizations are offering mental health resources, such as sleep improvement programs, meditation workshops, and therapy sessions. However, these are primarily reactive strategies, after many are already on the verge of burnout leading to depression. Instead, in this week’s video, find out the three actions organizations can take to proactively fight against burnout and ultimately depression.
Organizations and managers don’t have to go at it alone when it comes to the development of high-potential leaders. Yet, it’s a mistake made all too often! Here’s an extremely simple solution in this week’s video.
It’s true, it’s my birthday! I’m celebrating 47 years of life today and I’m asking you for a special gift. But you have to watch this week’s video to find out what it is!
I’m excited to be coming to you from the Sundance Resort in Utah. It’s a spectacular place to recover and reset, but that’s not why I’m here this week. I’m here because of my mentor, Bo Eason, and there’s a reason why you and your organization should be listening to this week’s video. Find out why this mentor could help accelerate women in leadership!
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