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Workarounds That Work

The Empowerment Myth: Who Is Trying to Empower You?

Russell Bishop | Posted 10.29.2011 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

My experience suggests that most people have a great deal more power and potential to be effective than they allow themselves to believe much less actually achieve.

Have You Ever Generalized, Deleted Or Distorted The Truth?

Russell Bishop | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

You already know the generalization approach: "These things never...," "I always...," etc. With deletions, the critic simply omits inconvenient data points, and the distortion approach simply twists what has been said to fit the argument.

Does Positive Thinking Work?

Russell Bishop | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

The value in a book, article or even a simple blog post isn't in finding magical solutions that work all by themselves; rather, the value lies in the possibility that you might start thinking about what you can actually do.

Moving Past Self-Imposed Limitations

Russell Bishop | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

There are some things none of us will ever do, like flying by flapping our arms. These truly do belong to the "I can't" realm. But what about those things that we declare outside our capability simply because we declare that we can't?

Who Holds Power Over You?

Russell Bishop | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

How often have your sacrificed your own self-approval in favor of that short-lived approval from another to whom you have assigned power over you?

What The Middle East Protests Can Teach Us About Inspiring Change

Russell Bishop | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

The key to creating change at any level you might wish is to start by looking in the mirror and asking yourself one simple question: "What can I do to make a difference that requires no one's permission other than my own?"

'Workarounds That Work' by Russell Bishop: A Must-Read for Workplace Mastery

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Dr. Ali Binazir

He's been an employee, he's been a boss, he's been a consultant to some of the biggest companies in the world, and he's seen it all.

Under Pressure? Workaround It, Says Russell Bishop

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marshall Goldsmith

Overcoming obstacles on the job is no easy task. If it were everyone would have done it already.

Reduce Stress By Getting More Done?

Russell Bishop | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

Have any work-related stress these days? Imagine doing even more than you already are and winding up both more relaxed and with more energy. Sounds beyond counterintuitive, I know, but bear with me.

How To Deal With Complainers

Russell Bishop | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

The goal of this workaround is to turn the negative aspect of the complaint into something positive that you and the one complaining can use to make improvements.

Reframe Your Problem As A Puzzle

Russell Bishop | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

The next time you are faced with a problem, reframe that problem as a puzzle. Puzzles have solutions and that problem you are holding onto right now just might contain a key piece to the whole puzzle coming together.

When It's Work To Go To Work

Jim Selman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Selman

Ask yourself what your life might look like if going to work was the best and most empowering aspect of being alive.

What Martin Luther King, Jr. Taught Us About Working Around Life's Obstacles

Russell Bishop | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

Dr. King's actions serve as a reminder that no matter the situation or the odds, there are still steps you can take to make a difference, to find a way to overcome what's in the way, to work around the numerous obstacles.

The 5-Step System That Can Help Obama -- And You! -- Overcome Any Setback

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Goulston, M.D.

When we hit obstacles in life, too often we are tempted to get angry or give up. The best and usually least used alternative is to "workaround" that obstacle.

How To Create A Successful Work Process

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alison Rose Levy

Though our daily lives are filled with work and work-related activities, we rarely contemplate our work process.

WATCH: Russell Bishop Reveals How To Work Around Any Problem

Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

How you frame a problem is the problem, says Russell Bishop, Senior Editor at Large of The Huffington Post and author of "Workarounds That Work: How t...

Welcoming This Year With The Best Of Intentions

Jan Shepherd | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jan Shepherd

Led by gratitude and with spirit stronger than ever, I welcome this new year with only the best of intentions. I hope I will continue to see you along my path, no matter where I go or how I get there.

Are You Standing In Your Own Way?

Russell Bishop | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

The most significant lesson I learned through my challenges is the simple truth that if you don't do something about what's blocking you, no one else will.

Are You Willing To Move From Helpless To Helpful?

Russell Bishop | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

What could you do to make your life less frustrating and more successful? Are you willing to own the outcome you prefer and do what you must to move from helpless to helpful?

How To Turn Around Difficult People (VIDEO)

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Ali Binazir

A young aerospace engineer is caught in a dilemma: whether to listen to the world's leading expert, who tells him his prototype is unworkable, or to go with his intuition and build the prototype anyway, even though his boss is against it.

Four Keys To Success In 2011

Russell Bishop | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

I know all too well that getting unstuck is rarely going to be easy and that working around what's in the way is often messy. However, there are four basic keys I have discovered that you can apply.

The Trick To Improving The Quality Of Your Job

Russell Bishop | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

The first area of focus in order to achieve satisfaction and success in the day-to-day world of work may well be on your own mindset.

Could This One Simple Question Be The Key To Greatness?

Russell Bishop | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

I want to share with you a powerful "workaround that works" to improving your life, a simple yet effective approach for overcoming anything that appears to be in your way.