Is Your Self-Talk Holding You Back?

On this My Crazy Office podcast, Kathi and Katherine address an important question: Is your self-talk holding you back? Self-talk is the running dialogue in your head. Negative self-talk involves your deepest doubts and fears. Kathi and Katherine start with a question from someone who knows it’s time to move their career forward, but keeps procrastinating instead of taking action and wonders why.
Is your self-talk holding you back? Listen to this podcast.

Social Media in the Office

On this My Crazy Office episode, Kathi and Katherine talk about a tricky topic — social media in the workplace. They start with a question from someone whose coworker plays TikTok videos all day long, and the distracting sound and sight of those videos make it hard for this person to concentrate and do her job. During the second part of the podcast, Kathi and Katherine look at the same situation from the TikTok player’s point of view. Why can’t social media be used as a tool for de-stressing at work?

Keeping Secrets During Re-Structuring?

On this My Crazy Office podcast, Kathi and Katherine address a provocative topic — How do you keep secrets when your company is re-structuring? They start with a question from someone who is on the executive team of a company that is re-organizing.
This person feels increasingly uncomfortable holding the knowledge of who will stay and who will go. Kathi and Katherine discuss how to hold that information in confidence and prepare for the eventual fallout.

Does Your Physical Appearance Stop You From Changing Jobs?

On this episode of My Crazy Office, Kathi and Katherine address a delicate topic: Does your physical appearance hold you back from changing jobs? They start with a question from someone who knows it’s time to leave their job but hesitates to take action because they feel physically unattractive. Kathi and Katherine consider what you can do if your physical appearance prevents you from going after a better job.

Are You Doing Your Boss’ Job?

On this episode of My Crazy Office, Kathi and Katherine address a tricky topic: What if you are doing your boss’s job? They start with a question from someone who finds themselves doing their boss’s job – even though it’s clear that the boss is incompetent, and people are quitting because of it. Kathi and Katherine discuss different ways of handling this kind of delicate situation.

Have You Inherited a Team with Bad Morale?

On this, My Crazy Office podcast, Kathi and Katherine talk about a very important topic: staff morale. They start with a question from a new manager who discovers that the people she’s been hired to manage are suffering from very low morale. Kathi and Katherine discuss what a manager can do to turn the low morale of their staff around.

Is Your Protector Leaving the Company?

On this episode of My Crazy Office, Kathi and Katherine talk about the importance of being on the “right team” at work, and how that can change when your boss/protector/mentor leaves. They start with a question from someone who suddenly finds themselves on the wrong team because their boss is leaving the company. Kathi and Katherine discuss what you should do if your team becomes vulnerable because your protector is leaving.

Lack the Confidence to Leave Your Job?

On this episode of My Crazy Office, Kathi and Katherine talk about the challenge of leaving a job when your confidence is low, and you’re feeling emotionally battered. They start with a question from someone who wants to leave a toxic work situation but doesn’t feel good enough about themselves to look for a new job. Kathi and Katherine discuss tactics for moving forward even if you don’t feel worthy.