Task Overload

Task Overload

We have all been there at least once in our lives.  It might be that we are faced with a single, big, fat, hairy challenge and we don’t know where to start.  Or it might be that we are faced with several challenges at once; each one not particularly overwhelming, but together are; with each…

To Handle Increased Stress, Build Your Resilience

To Handle Increased Stress, Build Your Resilience

Wherever you live or work, stress is on the rise. According to the International Labour Organization, workers in developed and developing countries are facing increasing strain at work. The onslaught of mounting stressors include global challenges, such as climate change, terrorism, and political turmoil – as well as personal and professional challenges, such as illnesses, job changes,…

Steps to Take When You’re Starting to Feel Burned Out

Steps to Take When You’re Starting to Feel Burned Out

Being burned Being burned out hurts. When you burn out at work, you feel diminished, like a part of yourself has gone into hiding. Challenges that were formerly manageable feel insurmountable. It’s the opposite end of the spectrum from engagement. The engaged employee is energized, involved, and high-performing; the burned-out employee is exhausted, cynical, and…

State of Readiness; Carey “Vixen” Lohrenz, US Navy F-14 Fighter Pilot and Author

State of Readiness; Carey “Vixen” Lohrenz, US Navy F-14 Fighter Pilot and Author

Her books are “Fearless Leadership” and “Span of Control” In this episode of “State of Readiness”, Joseph Paris invites Carey Lohrenz as his guest. Carey was the first female F-14 fighter pilots in the United States Navy; call-sign Vixen. Given her experiences, she knows well that inconsistent execution in fast-moving, dynamic environments can generate catastrophic…