Crina and Kirsten

64. Difficult Conversations Don’t Need to Suck

Advocating for yourself, confronting a coworker, asking for a raise…these courageous conversations are nerve wracking at best and in some cases, cause great anxiety. But avoiding difficult conversations is not an option if you want ease, meaning and joy at work.  SHOW NOTES As most of us know – things are bad out there.  We…

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63. Attractive Women Make More Money

Every day before work, women shave, shampoo, condition, exfoliate, moisturize, cover-up, tone, powder, brush, style, spray, whiten, clip, paint, smooth, enhance, conceal, deodorize and pluck (did we miss anything?). In fact women spend an average of 27 minutes a day getting ready for work, use somewhere around 16 unique products on their bodies and spend…

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62. The Urgency Trap

When every one of your tasks is urgent, you quickly lose control. In fact, when trapped by urgency, your stress increases, your judgement declines and your anger and anxiety become front-and-center. So how to get out of the urgency trap and start getting yourself some ease, meaning and joy at work? The answers might surprise…

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61. Five Generations Walk Into an Office

For the first time in history, there are five generations in the workforce…yes, five! And while this might cause some struggles with communication (ahem…did someone say mute?), and possible differences of opinion, it turns out that we all want many of the same things. Yep, we’re talking about ease, meaning and joy. SHOW NOTES In…

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60. Ready, Set, Rest!

Rest is so much more than sleep. Our minds and bodies also need rest from things like mental stimulation, social encounters, creative endeavors and emotional outputs. Taking time to truly rest your mind, body and soul is the ultimate self care regiment and a direct line to ease, meaning and joy at work, and in…

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59. Philosophy Can Change Your Work…Seriously!

Stoicism teaches us how to keep a calm and rational mind no matter what. This ancient philosophy lends insight into understanding and focusing on what you can control while letting go and accepting what you can’t.  SHOW NOTES Today on Crina and Kirsten Get to Work our hosts do an archaeological dig into an ancient philosophy –…

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58. Evaluations Don’t Need to Suck

Feedback is AWESOME, unless it’s not. The crazy thing is that the vast majority of evaluations, assessments, performance reviews are lame and unproductive, yet we are subjected to them time and time again. The good news is that employee reviews don’t need to suck! SHOW NOTES On this second in a series of episodes exploring…

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57. You Need to Laugh at Work

You need to laugh at work…or at least chuckle! According to the research, humor can dissolve tension, reduce stress and  make you more productive and committed to your workplace.  SHOW NOTES On this episode of Crina and Kirsten Get to Work, our hosts focus on humor in the workplace.  Who does not love to laugh?!! …

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56. Your Love/Hate Relationship with Apologies

Saying, “sorry” is great, except when it’s not. An apology says you value the relationship, you have learned something and the offense will not happen again (or at least making efforts to do so). So why do sooooo many apologies end up feeling all wrong? SHOW NOTES On this episode of Crina and Kirsten Get…

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55. Meetings Don’t Need to Suck

Yes, you spend a ton of time in meetings and yes, most of them are miserable! You are not alone! In fact a recent poll revealed that people just like you rank over 50% of their meetings as poor. In this episode of Crina and Kirsten Get to Work, our dynamic duo brings their laser focus…

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