Too Much Work? What to Do?

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Unless you’re Superman or Wonder Woman, a workload overload situation could drive you to distraction–or worse! Since we’ve just started a new year, this might be a great time to evaluate what your work situation is and whether the workload is sustainable through the year ahead. Overwhelmed and No End in Sight When your over-the-top […]

Conflict That Spills Over into Your Workplace

Is conflict a problem in your workplace? Maybe not all the time but much of it? If so, I’ll bet that situation has intensified since the onset of this year’s extremely acrimonious presidential election campaign. I’ve written about conflict in the work environment before, but this year things seem to have escalated. [No, this is […]

Do You Have a Great Boss? Are YOU One?

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You might be working for a really good company and happy with everything–EXCEPT your boss. If he/she is not even a good boss, let alone a great one, your work environment is probably what we call toxic. More than likely, you want out! How to Tell if You Have a really Bad Boss For the […]

Relationship Mastery and Your Career

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When you look at today’s political and cultural chaos–dissension, name-calling, rigid opinions, and more–you might think it has become the new normal and is unavoidable. Unfortunately, that defeatist outlook plays right into the hands of those individuals and groups that profit from it in some way. (If nothing else, they seem to get a sense […]

Unrealistic Expectations – Lighthearted Look at a Serious Situation

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If you encounter the specter of unrealistic expectations in your work environment–from your boss or others–you might wonder how it’s possible to take a lighthearted look at that potentially serious situation. However, I believe a little levity isn’t out of line and could help you navigate such a situation if (or when) you do encounter […]

Is Your Job Stress on the Rise? Can Burnout be Far Behind?

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Do your work-days seem increasingly stressful? Are you finding it harder to see a light at the end of the tunnel? Maybe you need to find a way to beat stress before it beats you–and turns into burnout! Job Stress: Why It Happens Of course, job stress doesn’t necessarily happen in a vacuum (that is, […]

Love It or Leave It–Your Job (Dis)Satisfaction Level

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You might be one of those fortunate individuals who loves the job he/she is in or is at least pretty well satisfied with it. On the other hand, you could be one of the many who’d love to get a new job somewhere else if you could figure out a way to achieve that. This […]

Career Change: Is Now the Time?

Recently I published a post about midlife (or other) career change. Related to that is the situation that too many people face–being in a lousy (read: toxic) work situation that clearly isn’t going to get substantially better soon, if ever. During this year-end holiday period, you might benefit from carving out at least some time […]