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This election cycle has created toxicity at work, help!

Question: I am having trouble wrangling my team. I have a bunch of obnoxious Trump supporters who have an unerring ability to work their politics into everything. The only ones worse are the Bernie Bots who are so against the

Corporate Driver: Perspective

I think I’m not getting offers due to my age.

Question: I think I’m being discriminated against. I have been looking for a job for quite a while and haven’t even received an offer yet. I am in my 40s and my friends think there’s age discrimination too. What can

Corporate Driver: Perspective

How can I avoid being constantly accessible without putting my job at risk?

Question: Our company uses all kinds of technology to keep us constantly in touch—email, HipChat, Skype, FaceTIme—so much so that it feels like I have to always be available or I’m letting down the team. How can I handle this

Corporate Driver: Communication

I inherited an ineffective senior staffer. Help!

Question: I just inherited a senior staffer who isn’t cutting it. She’s totally unaware of her performance gaps even though she’s been here for years. I don’t want to be the bad guy. What do I do? M.P., Los Angeles,

Corporate Driver: Accountability

Should I go back to my old job?

Question: I think I made a mistake when I took my new job. My old employer wants me back and I’m seriously considering it. What do you think? G.S., Forest Hills, NY Answer: Undoubtedly this is an emotional time for

Corporate Driver: Accountability

My boss has no clue what I do.

Question: I am convinced my boss has no idea what I do—and doesn’t want to know. He’s supportive in terms of providing resources but because he’s so detached he can’t offer substantive advice. Any suggestions? M.M., Mount Prospect, IL Answer:

Corporate Driver: Communication

How can I fit professional development into my schedule?

Question: I want a career and understand that professional development is important. Unfortunately every time I sign up for an event or conference, something comes up at work and I can’t go. Any suggestions? S.P., Owings Mill, MD Answer: You’re

Corporate Driver: Accountability

My bosses’ worries make me anxious!

Question: I work in a relatively small office, which I like because I get to do lots of different things. As I’ve advanced, my boss increasingly confides in me, which is flattering but when he tells me what he’s worried

Corporate Driver: Communication

My boss is making me uncomfortable!

Question: My boss has a foot fetish and I’m very uncomfortable. I love shoes but find myself avoiding my favorites because I don’t want him to check out my feet. What can I do? L.E., New York, NY Answer: I’m

Corporate Driver: Expectations

My staff sees me as a monster, help!

Question: My predecessor was loved by the staff. What they don’t know is he was bad at his job and left the sales department in a really bad way. Now I’m here cleaning up his mess and being seen as

Corporate Driver: Communication

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Taking Control of Your Career® Bootcamp Content Overview

Our Bootcamp is designed to get you back to feeling like yourself fast. To avoid overwhelm, we cover critical topics sequentially so you can make small changes quickly and experience immediate results.

1. New Beginnings

We start by creating a clear picture of your desired outcome and showing how feeling stuck can benefit you. You’ll also learn how to increase your physical and mental energy and a quick (less than 5 minutes!), easy way to improve your mood.

2. Setting Yourself Up For Success

It’s easier to succeed when your environment completely supports you. You’ll learn how to easily analyze yours and bring it into alignment. We’ll also cover techniques for viewing your work situation in a neutral, productive way–allowing you to move within it effortlessly.

3. Values & Standards

Values impact your behaviors, decisions, relationships and direction in life. Yet your values are often not aligned with your workplace. Standards are what we honor because we believe they will lead us to our goals. Logically you’d think high standards would result in a superior result but just the opposite often occurs. In this session we’ll cover how to maintain your standards when they’re not shared and how to stay true to yourself without making it an issue for others.

4. How Your Best Intentions Work Against You

If you’re like most achievers, you welcome and thrive on responsibility. Sometimes, however, your life can feel like one long “to do” list leaving little time to figure out what is working – or not – in your life. We’ll cover how to retrain your teammates, how to redefine your role and the concept of “responsibility without authority” – having one without the other makes success impossible.

5. Core Beliefs

Understanding how personal beliefs drive behavior is critical to freeing you from feeling trapped. This is a deeply personal and important aspect necessary to move into action. You’ll learn how to uncover the core belief that is out of alignment and the 5 step process you can use to replace it.

6. Who is in Control of Your Life?

Control is like catnip to high achievers – we all want it. But surprisingly few exercise control in the one area where they actually have it. This cycle of relentlessly trying to get control over an uncontrollable situation is exhausting and self–defeating. Resetting expectations so you can focus on fulfilling activities will provide the energy you need to regain your perspective and take action.

7. Setting Boundaries

If you’re surrounded by those who constantly violate your boundaries it will create conflict, drama and drain your energy. When you set and maintain appropriate boundaries you will experience an almost immediate reduction of stress. We will review the 5–step boundary setting process; discuss how to hold the line without alienating others or compromising your standards, and the implications of not being able to say “no”.

8. The Path Forward

Your work each session will have helped you uncover your personal traps and provided strategies for overcoming them. We’ll do a quick review and focus on how to use your strategic plan so you’ll never get in this situation again. We’ll also review how to appropriately take responsibility, how to manage workplace expectations and perceptions and the best habits for self–management when “overwhelm” strikes again – as it inevitably will.