Crina and Kirsten

99. Why You Procrastinate, and How To Overcome It

Procrastination is not just the act of delaying an action, it’s unnecessarily postponing things in a way that doesn’t make sense, and may even cause you harm.  Sound familiar? Of course it does! Turns out that  95% of us admit to procrastinating (and the other 5% are probably lying). SHOW NOTES Procrastination has negative effects…

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98. Belonging at Work: Honoring Our Own Experience and Engineering Each Other’s

When we talk about belonging at work, it means we feel seen for our unique contributions, connected to our coworkers, supported in our daily work and career development and proud of our organization’s values and purpose.  When we feel a sense of belonging at work, we are more likely to stay, to be engaged, to…

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97. Social Media Is Soul Sucking (oops…did we say that out loud?)

Facebook, Twitter, Insta, Snapchat…we are drawn social media it like moths to a flame – yet we always get zapped.  The research tells us we are using social media at work – and often for our own purposes, such as taking a break to check in with friends on Instagram or to manage our own…

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96. Working With Men (Spoiler Alert: You Don’t Need To Drink Beer or Play Golf)

When considering the dynamics between cis-gendered men and women in the workplace, the “advice” available in the media on this topic is terrible.  Women are told to drink beer, avoid conflict, be kind, learn to golf, keep your personal life private and of course, soften yourself in voice and appearance so you are more attractive…

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95. Toxic Workplaces: How to See the Signs (& How To Deal With Them)

Workplace culture is created by the people on your team, your leaders, and the written and unwritten rules that guide behavior. When these “norms” result in feeling psychologically unsafe or they get in the way of your being effective, it is toxic.   Adam Grant says there are two fundamental tensions in organizational culture – the…

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94. Workplace Gossip–How To Do It Well

Workplace gossip happens everywhere, so it’s about time we learned how to do it well! Let’s face it–gossip helps us build relationships, understand norms, address bad behavior, and have fun! Unfortunately, gossip has gotten a bad rap…until now. SHOW NOTES Researchers define gossip as “talking about someone who is not present” and, according to research,…

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93. Imposter Syndrome

Your success and achievement is the result of your efforts, talents and skills–not luck! So why do many of us still feel like we don’t belong, or even worse, don’t deserve the kudos, rewards, titles and positions that we possess? The answer: Imposter Syndrome.   Imposter syndrome was “discovered” in the 1970s by two psychologists, Pauline Rose…

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92. Self Sabotage: Why We Get in Our Own Way, and How To Stop It

Barriers to success exist everywhere, even inside your head! When you act, or fail to act, in your best interest, you’re actually sabotaging yourself. In this motivational podcast, we discover our very own saboteurs and the many ways to get them out of the driver’s seat. SHOW NOTES Self – sabotage is where we undermine…

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91. Workplace Performance Anxiety: The Fear of Failure

Workplace performance anxiety can strike when you least expect it: in front of a microphone; in a meeting; when dealing with a difficult customer; even during workplace social events. Feeling afraid about your ability to perform a task undermines your success, impacts your team, makes you irritable, and impacts your ability to create meaningful relationships. …

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90. What’s Your Problem?

Every day is fraught with problems large and small. From feeling “stuck” on a project, to tackling a major meltdown, you are likely solving problems all day, every day. How do you know if you’re hitting the mark? What’s your process to find the best solution? Are you inspiring creativity or simply checking the boxes?…

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