Burnout is the New Black: Four Things Young Professionals Can Do to Reject Burnout Culture

When is the last time you meditated? When did you last take time off to do something totally self-indulgent? Can you recall the last time you set aside time to dream about your future? If you're a young professional like me, you may have just laughed (or shed a tear). But for the "next" generation of workplace leaders, we need to build a culture of intentionality around wellness, mindfulness and self-preservation. The alternative? Exhaustion, decreased motivation, and worst of all: an inability to use your skills and experience to deliver on your organization’s mission. Continue reading

Focusing on Your Strengths

This post is by Cindy Biggs, an expert guest blogger who worked for 33 years in the non-profit healthcare sector before applying her strengths as a professional Leadership Development Expert and Executive Coach, Trainer, and Mentor.  As an international Turning Learning into Action Associate, she knows how Professional Coaching can significantly increase your return on investment in leadership training.  Cindy uses the Strengthsfinder 2.0 assessment, Strengths Based Leadership:  Great Leaders, Teams, and Why People Follow by Tom Rath and Barry Conchie, in most of her work.  She has coached numerous leaders of all ages to focus on their leadership strengths to find a job and career and LIFE that will be integrated that they can love and enjoy.  For more information on Cindy, or to learn more about opportunities related to strengths-based coaching and training, you can contact her via email at cindyjbiggs@gmail.com, phone at 330.465.9089, or on her website at www.SEEBIGG.com. In the 1950s psychologist Donald Clifton asked the question, "What will happen when we think about what is RIGHT with people rather than fixating on what is WRONG with them?" Continue reading