As a born and raised farm girl, I have long disdained exercise. After all, if I am going to sweat and get my heart rate up, can’t I at least complete a major task, like get the hay in? I am not a slouch when it comes to cleaning, lifting, or painting the walls. But, […]
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Teresa said, “Patricia, I would love to read some of your work on dealing with employees who are controlling, easily agitated and off the wall! It seems like my co-worker wants to get even with me for nothing. She starts yelling even if I dare to identify areas that could easily be improved. What are […]
Ready to self-promote? Why would you? You will need to self-promote if ever you want to move up a career ladder or move into a desired position, or land a job or sell your services or product. How do you do it? Self-promotion is the ability to let others know your strengths, capabilities, and accomplishments. […]
Let us start with What is conflict? The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines conflict as mental struggle resulting from incompatible or opposing needs, drives, wishes, or external or internal demands. Sometimes that mental struggle can manifest into a physical form ranging from domestic abuse to war. Regrettably, much of it starts for women as conflict in the workplace. When […]
If you dread job searching, you are not alone. A young woman, let us call her Jane, emailed me with a request to help her. The majority of her message about looking for a job is below: Good Morning, I have always enjoyed your e-newsletters and your positive messages for resiliency. I am also a […]
The idea of humor in the workplace is not new. Research indicates humor can help increase creativity, cut stress, improve relationships, and attract clients. Yet, there are misconceptions about lightening up in the work environment. Humor in the Workplace Myths Some people believe that in order to show as sense of humor at work you must be willing […]
Workplaces with sound leadership can significantly help strengthen personal and emotional resilience. Resilience in the workplace typically happens when management’s behavior and attitude is supportive, fair and adaptive to employee needs. Years ago I counseled Rachel, who was repeatedly criticized by her manager. She was told she was either too verbal at meetings or not speaking up […]
Regrettably discrimination continues in our communities, organizations and workplaces.
Many people who work at home are challenged to separate household activities from career and work tasks.
Being let go from work can be a traumatic experience, an opportunity, or both. Women have written to me describing, in hindsight, what they learned after a layoff or firing. Here is a sample of what they shared about being prepared to be laid off work. Thoughts on Being Laid Off Work Be prepared with […]
Boosting other people costs nothing, takes little energy and will help those at work and home feel and function better.
Many of us have dreams of doing, being and living a different career or life; often times our longing to find our career dream is called a calling. Many of us are restless, after saying only last year, “I love my job.” Maybe it is time to put your dreams into action . . . or […]