In our society, being successful means continually striving for greater achievements and rewards. It means constantly reaching new plateaus and dealing with new life stages. It may mean new challenges, new expectations, and meeting higher standards.
In short, being more successful implies leaving a predictable way of life and vaulting into a realm of the unknown and unanticipated changes. Though exciting and fulfilling, there are numbers of tradeoffs to the long list of benefits of success. It is not unusual for most people, at some point in their careers, to engage in "success avoidance" or "success sabotage," formerly called the “fear of success.”
This session will explore the success avoidance phenomenon, outline it’s dynamics, and offer suggestions for managing it. It will also talk about how it affects our interactions with our colleagues.
Gerri King, Ph.D., a former psychotherapist who worked with students, is a social psychologist and organizational consultant, who consults, trains, and speaks nationally and internationally to healthcare, corporate, industrial, educational, non-profit, and governmental clients throughout the US and abroad.
As a seminar presenter, trainer, frequent conference presenter/keynoter, and consultant, Dr. King offers a wide range of topics, including supervisory skills, team building, resolving conflicts through effective communication, motivating workforces, the dynamics of change, why adults and students avoid success, creating a blame-free and gossip-free work environment, facilitating the multi-generational workforce, and the changing role of leadership. She also facilitates conflict and consensus, strategic plans, and team building.
Gerri, a former adjunct professor at the graduate and undergraduate levels, is a founding partner and President of Human Dynamics Associates, Inc., a consulting and counseling firm in Concord NH. She holds a BA, Masters, CAGS, and Ph.D. and is the author of The Duh! Book of Management and Supervision: Dispelling Common Leadership Myths.
More information can be found on http://www.gerriking.com