What is your overwhelm Acumen?

It’s Friday so let’s have a little fun. We know living in a perpetual state of overwhelm causes stress that affects our overall health and well-being and that being overwhelmed at work affects the bottom line (I’ve identified at least 10 ways). But, what else do you know? Take this short quiz to check your…

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Underwear Fires and Systems Solutions

I read with interest proposed solutions to the systems breakdowns that resulted in the Christmas Day security breach when a Nigerian man in a database of possible terrorists flew into Detroit allegedly with concealed explosives and the intent to blow up a Delta airliner. I heard President Obama on national news last night say there…

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Finding Happiness at Work 2010

A friend shared that 62% of people who are employed are very unhappy. Most of us spend the majority of our time at work. Why not make finding happiness at work a goal for 2010? You could start by: Celebrating Your Success. Lots of times we’re so focused on what we didn’t accomplish we forget…

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Overwhelm at Work Can Cost You or Your Company Billions!

Did you see the article about a $1.26 billion default judgment against PepsiCo awarded because PepsiCo didn’t respond to a lawsuit in time (posted at Yahoo Finance)? PepsiCo argued it was improperly served and asked the court to excuse a corporate bureaucratic mistake — a secretary put the letter aside and didn’t tell anyone about…

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Is Your Definition of Overwhelm Contributing to Your Success or Failure?

What’s Your Definition of Overwhelm? How you define it relates to how successful you’ll be at getting out of the overwhelm mode. Webster’s Dictionary defines overwhelm as: upset, overthrow, submerge, overpower in thought or feeling. If you were to take 5 minutes and write a sentence or paragraph that starts with “being overwhelmed means this…

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