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7 Things Resilient Employees Do Differently

October 23, 2014 | Career Resilience

The path to professional success isn’t what it used to be. Back in the day, a company hired you and you stayed put. Today, very few employees enjoy such a static and linear career path. I worked for two law firms and as in-house counsel for a company before starting my own business doing something […]

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Grit: Your Secret Success Strategy

October 23, 2014 | Career Resilience Stress

Tell me about a long-term goal you’re currently working on.  Maybe you’ve started a business and you’re in the process of growing it; maybe you want to lose 20 pounds; maybe you’re climbing the corporate ladder; or maybe you want to keep your relationship strong for years to come.  Succeeding at that goal is going […]

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11 Traits That Sabotage Driven People

June 25, 2014 | Career Happiness Stress

For as long as I can remember, I have been driven and achievement-oriented.  It started when I was six, playing tee-ball for the first time.  I got a double (whatever that means when you’re six and playing tee-ball), but then Jamie Ditzenberger hit a home run (even for a six year old, it was a […]

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Life Is Stressful – 10 Things to Stop Tolerating (On

May 21, 2014 | Stress

According to a recently published article in the Wall Street Journal, stress is the number one workforce risk issue, ranking above obesity and physical inactivity.  What’s more, there seems to be a disconnect between what employees say stress them out and what employers focus on when it comes to stress.  A Catalyst work report shows that […]

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Burned Out Bosses

May 19, 2014 | Career Health Stress

According to a Wall Street Journal article, a recent Harvard Medical School study revealed that 96% of senior leaders reported feeling burned out on some level, with one-third describing their burnout as extreme. I often describe burnout as a disease of disengagement.  The effects of burnout cause high achievers to unplug – at work, at […]

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Paula in the Media

Here is a sampling of Paula’s media appearances, both live and in print. Click on the icons to read/listen.