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Our Terrific Traits Inventory the strengths & talents that got you this far; rely on them to blast forward.





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Insights & Observations

 Welcome! Note the tabs on top -- The "Working Women" section offers services and ideas to help us summon our creativity and strength in all phases of our careers.  In the "Ponder That" section I comment on current news items and emerging trends.  In the "Tips" section I offer workplace advice and reminders. "About Me" is just that. "Mid LIFE Matters" has video preview clips from my public tv show.   


Speaker on Women's Wisdom

Please consider me for keynote/panel presentations & workshops! Drawing on research for my book, 55+ Unite! Welcome All Wise Working Women, as well as hosting a community TV show, "Mid LIFE Matters" -- I offer women a tonic for tackling new challenges.

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"Mid LIFE Matters" - Wallingford Public TV

 I host a half-hour show on WPAA-TV celebrating women's wisdom and wit.  Fascinating women share their stories on aging well:   Clips are available on You Tube - type "Georgian Lussier' in the You Tube search box.  



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E-Book Webinars & Workshops

Thank you to Joan Lahti, Ph.D., of Get To The Point Books for sponsoring a 45-minute webinar on my e-book, Are Your Star Performers Packing Their Bags?  How to Persuade Them to Stay.  Participants from across the country (and globe) reflected on their own retention tactics, and saw how to navigate this user-friendly workbook approach.   I offer similar sessions -- in person, online, or using blended technology, for any size group.  Contact Joan for a reference:



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Job Opening: Clinical Manager

I am conducting a job search for a Manager, II CAP Program, for Boys & Girls Village, at the Bridgeport, CT location.  It pays in the mid - $60K range, with incentive pay opportunity and superior benefits. Requires 2 years of clinical supervision and a CT Licensed Master's in Social Work or related field.  Please email or call me for more information.  203-589-0392 ~ gflussier@snet.net



National Sleep Debt



Lack of sleep makes us sick, fat and stupid* - and sleep evangelist Arianna Huffington is leading the way for companies to tell employees to 'unplug' at home.  After fainting and requiring facial stitches, she literally had a 'wake-up' call about her sleepless lifestyle.  Sleep-hygiene courses are enlightening people about the facts of workplace fatigue - such as, skimping on 2 hours of sleep is like drinking 2 beers.  Our 24/7 society is messing with our 'natural body clocks' -- and our gadgets are keeping us alert when we should be snoozing.  So get informed - check out Harvard's sponsorship of a Sleep Matters Initiative.  (*James Maas, author of "Sleep for Success", as quoted in a Reader's Digest article, March, 2015 - "Sounding the Alarm on Sleep")



Stormy Weather = Results!



Conventional wisdom says we don't perform well in gloomy weather - depression and mopey moods stunt our productivity ...  BUT ...  Science says we are more task-oriented when not distracted by thoughts of basking under sunny skies.  While our creativity is likely to flourish when our moods match good weather, the best time to tackle those to-do lists is when you are stuck inside, anyway.  (Source:  "Let It Snow.  There's Work To Be Done." by Matt Richtel, Applied Science section of the NYT - 2/15/15.)



Hoarding Knowledge


Where are you on a continuum of guarding your knowledge?  Fascinating NYT article, "When Those Who Know Won't Share" by Phyllis Korkki (Applied Science, 10/19/14) reports that employees hoard what they know for a range of reasons -- a 'continuum of deception'.  My Catholic upbring might call it a 'sin of omission.' 

Worker justifications ranged from the fairly benign -- confidentiality concerns -- to 'playing dumb' by giving half-truths or not following up as promised.

Research, and common sense, tells us the organization suffers from knowledge-hiding.  Creativity is dampened, and a lot of energy goes into protecting one's turf.

Unfortunately, many of us have been betrayed by sharing our knowledge with others, but we should try to keep the flow of information and ideas open.




Unpaid Security Screenings



Warehouse workers are having a day in court -- the Supreme Court.  Seems it is common practice to screen workers before they leave work, to guard against theft.  Workers at Amazon and similar companies claim it can consume 25 minutes a day; the warehouses say it is closer to 5 minutes.  This is unpaid time.

Let's divide the difference: If an average screening is 12 minutes, that is an hour of the employee's time for a 5 day work week.  Or 48 hours a year.  So for argument's sake, that is equivalent to about 6 days of work a year, assuming an 8-hour shift.

So far, the employers' case has ruled the day.  But there must be a way to compensate workers for making sure they are not stealing, right?  Maybe a quarterly bonus, or compensatory time off.