Back to work…gulp

Ah, the holidays…a time to forget about work, the unfinished tasks, the unresolved issues on the team. Now we’re back and it feels like those things haven’t just piled up, they’ve multiplied. Cue the cortisol hijack, the pit of dread in your stomach, the fear of opening up your work emails…the tense music in the background.

Okay, that’s a little dramatic, but let’s not pretend that going back to work isn’t triggering sometimes. It doesn’t have to be. Whether it’s the people or the work itself, there are ways to make re-entry so much easier.

If going back to work means facing your workplace nemesis, I have some helpful advice. Nothing gets you to act out of your integrity like a workplace nemesis. Even one interaction can ruin your day and leave you internally rolling your eyes and complaining to other colleagues. Here’s how to handle the interactions without compromising your character.

Have you ever wondered how some people can take the most disparate dots floating all over the place and connect them into one cohesive, powerful idea? Like some sort of computer, they see intersections where others see separate concepts and have a knack for finding the missing links that transform everything. Want this super power for yourself? Here’s how to get it.

In today’s rapidly evolving world, there are endless types of companies with endless types of culture. One type of leadership just won’t cut it. This is where dynamic composure comes in - two words that don’t seem to go together but totally do. Learn why this is *the* skill for leaders today.

Perfectionism has a way of rearing its beautifully coiffed hair at the beginning of the year. Here’s a controversial thought that will surely scare that high-performing brain of yours: what if you turned in B work or even C work (gulp)? Not all your work has to be absolutely perfect and a passing grade is still a pass. Learn how to give yourself permission not to be a straight A student here.

I know the return to work can be…a lot, but you can navigate it well with the right tools. Hopefully these episodes give you plenty of good stuff to pack into your laptop bag. Here’s to an amazing 2024!




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