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Episode 22: Impossible Deadlines overwhelm podcast May 24, 2022

"Two employees left my team just before the deadline on a big project. How do I change my approach to meet the deadline?"

We’ve all been there when our carefully laid out plan goes awry because of circumstances outside our control. Our impulse is to dive in more and drive harder to reach...

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Episode 15: Purposeful Boundaries at Work overwhelm podcast Apr 05, 2022

"I work for a boss who does not have good boundaries around work and time. He expects me to continually live in crisis mode...responding to his urgent requests. How do I set and keep boundaries in my workplace so I don't sacrifice my family or my own health?"

My guess is that this kind of...

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Episode 11: Stop the Stress, Please! overwhelm podcast Mar 08, 2022

"How can I help my staff, who are experiencing consistent stress, not reach burnout? I need some practical, tangible tools that I can put into place that will be sustainable over time."

You’re not looking for a short term solution. You and your team have been in it a while and it’s...

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Pursuing a Sustainable Pace: Moving Beyond Chronic Overwhelm overwhelm Feb 23, 2022

I remember that season of leadership where “crisis” came in waves from multiple fronts. I learned that I can lead well in those moments by recognizing that competing priorities need to be sorted, quick decisions need to be made, and definitive actions taken. Yet, repeating that...

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When the Overwhelm of Work Invades Home overwhelm Feb 16, 2022

Ask remote workers what they love about remote working, it’s the perks of being home. More flexibility. No commute. More autonomy. Fewer interruptions from colleagues. Better focus and thus better productivity. 

Yet, it’s not all perks. Some things are harder and multiply the...

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Making the Most of Slow Seasons to Break Out of Overwhelm overwhelm Feb 09, 2022

When I say, “Make the most of slow seasons.” You might be thinking, “What planet is she from where there is a slow season! Sign me up, I want to go there!”

As unrealistic as it may seem, we all have a varied pace over time. Some seasons are slower. Some faster. The dilemma...

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To Avoid Overwhelm Work on the Right Stuff overwhelm Feb 02, 2022

What you are doing matters. Deciding what to pursue to make a difference can be challenging because the options are endless. You may have reached a tipping point where you realize that you can’t keep doing it all. You might have tried hiring more people, working more hours, getting outside...

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Time Isn’t the Only Thing We Need To Manage overwhelm Jan 26, 2022

You’ve probably heard, and even tried, a variety of time management strategies in your life and leadership. What needs to be done can get overwhelming, so you fill your “tool box” with all sorts of tips and tricks to manage time more effectively. Sometimes this works. Sometimes...

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Can You Really Do More With Less? overwhelm Jan 19, 2022

I’m a high achiever, especially when I am passionate about something. I will put in extra hours and let these things that matter to me simmer in my thoughts even when I’m not “officially” at work. Sometimes my passion can feel overwhelming to people around me. I’ve...

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Stop Normalizing Overwhelm at Work overwhelm Jan 12, 2022

If people have too much work to do -- then, doing what they love with people they enjoy isn’t enough to retain them, even if you try to pay more money. Eventually they will start looking for something that doesn’t overwhelm. 

Today’s work culture values “getting stuff...

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3 R’s to Stop Ministry Overwhelm overwhelm Jun 13, 2019

What keeps you circling in overwhelm? You probably have more to do than what you can accomplish. You get sucked into the black hole of overwhelming to-do lists. How do you sort it through and get to the God-thing over the good-thing?

It helps to use the Eisenhower Decision Matrix. We get caught...

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