Overwhelmed "Newbie" Learns Some Valuable Lessons

Dolores has some valuable lessons to teach this “newbie” (her undercover boss) who is overwhelmed at work. Watch as she shows him (and us) how to succeed. Some of her great advice? Teach people the ropes. Do the easy stuff first. If you want customer engagement, model how it’s done. Stay upbeat no matter what…

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Overwhelmed? Asking and Getting Help at Work

If you’re overwhelmed at work one option is to do what this mail carrier did. According to this Suntimes article she “told investigators she was ‘overwhelmed’” with the amount of mail that had to be delivered. She left seven tubs of undelivered mail outside an apartment complex and clocked out without telling anyone. What did…

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“Call it the Tree Party Movement”

That’s what it’s all about — people working together to solve issues. If you were at the Pacific Grove Solution Seeking Session™ last night you would have seen 50+ citizens come together to provide ways to resolve a long standing local issue: the tree ordinance governing trees on private property. As the Herald article said,…

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"Call it the Tree Party Movement"

That’s what it’s all about — people working together to solve issues. If you were at the Pacific Grove Solution Seeking Session™ last night you would have seen 50+ citizens come together to provide ways to resolve a long standing local issue: the tree ordinance governing trees on private property. As the Herald article said,…

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Conquer Overwhelm By Re-Energizing Your Office

With breathless enthusiasm an East Coast friend described the long-awaited Spring — blue sky, warm sunshine and delicate Cherry Blossoms. No matter where you live, Spring enlivens the spirit. Our environment is rejuvenated with lush green hills and trees. We too are re-energized and renewed. Something new and fresh beckons and we’re compelled to clean…

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Do You Feel Lucky?

The Luck Project conducted by Richard Wiseman, a psychologist at the University of Herfordshire, found “that lucky people generate their own good fortune via four basic principles. They are skilled at creating and noticing chance opportunities, make lucky decisions by listening to their intuition, create self-fulfilling prophesies via positive expectations, and adopt a resilient attitude…

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Loving What You Do

It’s easy to be overwhelmed at work, caught up in the day-to-day grind, and to lose sight of what you love to do – at work and in your personal life. Forgetting what you love means you haven’t done it enough and not doing enough of what you love can easily lead to burn out. When…

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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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