In: Personal Development

17
Dec

Beating Burnout With Optimism

Humans are born either more positive or more negative – it’s genetic. You can be born more positive but when you enter into a negative work environment, you can easily adopt the negative attitudes and behaviors from other people because of something in our brains called mirror neurons. Spend time with people who are negative and over time; you will see the world through a negative lens too. The flip side is true. Spend time with…

27
Aug

7 Tips to Help You Adapt to Change

Change. Back to school brings big change at our home. Back into routine, back into early mornings, back into last minute outfit changes, and back to quick sneaker double knots and running out the door to catch the bus. Anyone else experiencing this change right now?   Maybe you aren’t experiencing the back to school routine changes, but perhaps a change in schedule, change in a relationship or maybe a change in job responsibilities. Change, whether good or bad, requires adaptation. This adaptation takes energy and can cause physical and…

30
Jul

Nine Promises to Your Coworkers

As seasons change, I find myself making promises of things I want to do and accomplish. Yesterday, when I looked at the calendar, I started to panic realizing it is already the end of July. What have I accomplished at work and at home? Where have I traveled? I scan through social media postings and think, “Wow, they are having fun!” Well, I am, too! Maybe even more fun! However, I, along with everyone else, tend…

23
Jul

How to Respond to a Nasty-Gram

Tammy is an educator who coordinates the nurse residency program at her hospital.  She received an email from one of the front-line managers that immediately elicited a full-blown fight or flight response in her body. The manager basically accused Tammy of being rude to one of her new nurses and for giving them (the new nurses) wrong information regarding the residency program schedule (classes are mandatory, 8 hours, once a month – manager said they were…

04
Jun

Leaders, Is Your Bully Unable or Just Unwilling to Behave At Work?

Carmelita is the OR manager in a mid-size tertiary acute care medical center. She’s been in her role for 2 ½ years and knew going into the role that it was going to be rough. The previous manager resigned citing the “toxic work culture” as the reason. Carmelita was hired because of her experience and success in addressing disruptive behaviors of her staff and the physicians in her previous role as OR manager in a similar…

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