Is It Time To Say “Enough!” ?

ID-10067932If you do not draw personal boundaries, you can get trampled in the work world. Is there something in your work life that has gone too far? If the answer is “yes”, then it is time to say “Enough!”.

There are a lot of situations that can cross boundaries at work: people not showing respect, things of importance to you being ignored by others, compensation that does not reflect the value of your output, disregard of your mental and physical health by unreasonable demands and constant stress or a dysfunctional culture that hampers productivity.

There are also many ways to communicate and set your boundaries when you need to. It is best to find your own way to do so, a way that aligns with your values and style. A few things to keep in mind as you set boundaries:

• respond calmly rather than react emotionally

• use your emotional intelligence

• think things out, especially possible outcomes and how you will deal with them

• wait until you are ready and can do your best.

Check out the animated video, How To Deal With A Bully Boss on the Resources page of my new website.

You owe it to yourself to know when it is time to say “Enough!”.  Doing so is essential to creating a fulfilling career.


photo: Janaka Dharmasena,

You: Navigating Change

This year I did a presentation for an organization that was undergoing major change in both their culture and their operations. My focus in the presentation was on three steps to successfully navigating change: embracing change, teamwork and communications and staff empowerment. As part of the presentation I included the video below, titled Navigating Change, which I would like to share with you (the organization works with children, thus some of the smaller figures). As a manager, what are your best practices for successfully navigating change?