Over the course of my career, I’ve had varying degrees of success achieving my ideal work-life balance. Based on my experiences and the advice of women I admire, I believe I’ve come up with the five essential steps to achieve my most satisfying work-life balance.
Posts Tagged: Resilience
When it comes to mental health issues, there is a long way to go in de-stigmatizing it as a subject of discussion. Both employees and employers have a role to play in that effort.
We don’t need to ignore the mess or abandon our agenda to change things for the better. But we won’t bring about positive change being the critic who stands on the sidelines and points out flaws without offering a better way.
In 1985, I joined the Peace Corps and began my service in Congo, Central Africa. I was an idealistic young man with a naively expansive view of my ability to help people and bring about meaningful change in their lives. The challenges and frustrations I experienced as a Peace Corps volunteer provided important life lessons… Read more »
Effective communication is essential for an organization to be resilient and therefore able to respond to change and disruption in a flexible and innovative manner.
Human beings are hardwired to be aware of and avoid danger, which means we are often scanning the world for negativity. So how can we learn to reframe things more positively?
Throwing a colleague or employee under the bus is one of the best ways to destroy a team’s resilience. By doing so, you demonstrate a lack of consideration by sacrificing a loyal teammate for a temporary and often minor advantage. Learn how you can avoid this behavior and better build team resilience.
An office move while exciting in many ways can also have negative impacts on certain members of the team. Find out how you can help your employees stay resilient during this transition.
Organizations with committed staff and leaders are more resilient and better able to adapt to change and respond to disruption in a flexible and innovative manner. But what is commitment and what does it look like?
Managing an employee who is under performing or engaging in misconduct can be a challenge. But mentoring these employees and helping them build resilience will often bring about better results.