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How frequently do you get overwhelmed by the amount of work you have to do?

Our reader poll today asks: How frequently do you get overwhelmed by the amount of work you have to do? All the time: 11.1% Frequently: 29.3% Sometimes: 36.6% Not often: 19.2% Never: 3.8% We all get overwhelmed. The question is: how do you deal with it? 77% of you report you’re overwhelmed “sometimes” or more frequently. […]

How structured is your approach to problem-solving?

Our reader poll today asks: How structured is your approach to problem-solving? Very – we have clearly defined steps and output at each step: 19.5% Kind of – we generally follow a repeatable problem solving process: 50.5% Not very – our problem solving is a bit haphazard: 21.5% Not at all – we never solve […]

How do you deal with manipulative people?

Our reader poll today asks: How do you deal with manipulative people? I cut them out of my life as fast as I can: 32.5% I ignore their manipulations and do my own thing: 42.5% I often fail to realize I’m being manipulated: 6.2% I recognize I’m being manipulated but just let it happen: 2.8% I […]

What’s the biggest challenge in leading a high-performing team?

Our reader poll today asks: What’s the biggest challenge in leading a high-performing team? Dealing with their strong personalities: 25.1% Helping lower performers keep up: 14.8% Getting them to act as a team and not individuals: 41.2% Staying one step ahead of them: 8.6% Some other type of challenge: 3.2% There are no challenges. I […]

How well do you handle an unexpected personal crisis at work?

Our reader poll today asks: How well do you handle an unexpected personal crisis at work? Very well. I deal with the issue productively and can resume work effectively: 33.3% Well. I deal with the issue but it has some negative work effects: 51.9% Not well. Personal crises tend to throw my work off substantially: […]

Which resilience-building technique do you use most frequently?

Our reader poll today asks: Which resilience-building technique do you use most frequently? Building a strong support system: 21.3% Defining a sense of purpose: 16.3% Improving emotional intelligence:15.9% Taking care of your physical well-being: 24.3% Managing your thoughts proactively: 17.6% None of these approaches: 4.6% Try many different resilience approaches. Folks are trying a variety […]