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Hard skills are often scrutinized on resumes. This makes good sense. Sometimes, however, soft skills are (mistakenly) treated as trivial personality traits that are “nice to have.” People who fail to understand the importance of their soft skills – and who don’t adequately develop those skills – often find themselves struggling in their careers.
Every organization has an office culture or workplace culture, whether it is intentional or not. Often, it’s not great … even when nobody is complaining. Dr. Helen recently spoke with an associate who is reluctant to return to a physical workplace. This associate described four aspects of her office culture, including the fact that it often manifests as sitting alone in a cubicle while being constantly monitored, and an occasional sheet cake in the board room.
Most people would agree that the modern workplace is complicated - for leaders and employees. The rapid shift to remote and hybrid work, the challenges associated with creating multigenerational and inclusive workplace cultures, technological changes, and the...
Many of my executive coaching clients have referenced the show. In particular, they’ve made note of Jason Sudekis’ portrayal of a kind and caring leader who emphasizes relationship building, leads with empathy, and empowers others to be the best version of themselves, on and off the field. In this blog, I highlight six leadership lessons that we can learn from watching Ted Lasso on Apple+.
It’s the time of year for “best of” lists and articles as we recount memorable moments and events of the past year, and it’s no different for me. May I present my top 5 most-read blog posts from 2021! If you’re new to this space, this is also a good way to catch up on what you’ve missed. This blog covers career development, leadership, workplace culture, equity, diversity, and inclusion – and it’s well-indexed so it’s easy to search.
As acknowledged in Part One of this two-part series on burnout, we all have certain levels of stress in our work and careers. But if that stress is continuous and it’s stretching us too thin, then it can predispose us to develop burnout. Burnout is one of those things that doesn’t just go away. Someone dealing with burnout is a bit like an old rechargeable battery that gets depleted quickly and cannot hold a charge for very long.
Periodic stress can help us level up. But prolonged stress — constant, chronic pressure and anxiety that feels like it never ends – leads to feelings of emptiness, apathy, and hopelessness, not to mention physical and mental exhaustion. That can lead to prolonged mental and physical health problems, including burnout.
I’m excited to share this list of my top nine blog posts from the 200-plus that I’ve published over the years! If you’ve missed these, you can catch up by listening or reading the following blogs articles on a range of career, HR, and organizational culture topics.