That stress you’re feeling? It’s coming from the powerful primitive functions of your brain. But you don’t have to get stuck there. Jason Lewis and Kay Coughlin recorded a special podcast episode to help you.
One of the most common tensions between generations is handling flexible work schedules.
It’s not surprising, really. Our older generations have worked in largely traditional, non-flexible work settings for much of our careers. The very idea that we could request, recommend or (gasp!) actually use flexible scheduling options? Either these choices were non-existent, or we believed they were only for people who were having personal problems.
Why does it matter whether we call our youngest adult generation “iGen” or “Gen Z”?
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I remember how I felt the first time I heard the term “impostor syndrome.” I was so relieved to not be alone! As the years (decades, actually) have gone by, though, I’ve started to wonder why I still struggle with this? Why do we get stuck here, and how do we get past it?
The thought that failure won’t happen is delusional.
You can change anything, any time, but only about yourself. That’s great news.
Picture this: Jerry shows up 5 minutes late to the weekly staff meeting – again. He isn’t dragging his feet, but he isn’t in any hurry, either. Like always, he says he was on a very important call that simply couldn’t wait. He has a steaming cup of coffee in his hand, which would only have been available to him if he took a 3-minute walk, in a direction opposite of the meeting room, to visit the coffee station. And, like always, your supervisor has waited to start the meeting until Jerry arrived. Jerry isn’t merely late – he has successfully manipulated everyone in the meeting – again.
I once worked for a manager who spent a lot of time “protecting” my colleagues and me instead of leading us. This manager worked for a leadership team who would not provide essential information, like budgets, in a timely manner. So our manager spent a lot of time meeting with us, saying a bunch of catchphrases, making empty promises, and guarding us from the leadership team. Our morale was low, our performance was weak, and we couldn’t figure out what to do with our days.