Launched: Renewals Executive Coaching

A year ago on this day, I started Renewals Coaching! Today, I’m beyond excited to announce that I’m launching Renewals Executive Coaching, designed to focus on the organizational culture and performance needs and concerns of formal leaders.  This service expansion continues its core objective of working with people seeking support while working in dysfunctional workplaces, withContinue reading “Launched: Renewals Executive Coaching”

Three Ways to (Re-)Establish Clarity Between Your Work and Personal Life

Happy New Year, Renewers! More of us are heading back to our workplaces this week – or have already returned and are anticipating a distinctive return to “pre-holiday operations.” You don’t have to rejoin/uphold expectations or implications of overwork (or the feelings of uncertainty or perfectionism that come along with them)! Here are three thingsContinue reading “Three Ways to (Re-)Establish Clarity Between Your Work and Personal Life”

Book Haul: Hustle Culture Resistance

x Grace, M. (2018). How to not always be working: A toolkit for creativity and radical self-care. New York: Morrow Gift. Harris, M. (2014). The end of absence: Reclaiming what we’ve lost in a world of constant connection. New York: Current. Hersey, T. (2022). Rest is resistance: A nap manifesto. New York: Little, Brown Spark. Jaffe, S.Continue reading “Book Haul: Hustle Culture Resistance”

Low Morale, COVID-19, & Ambiguous Loss

One of the things my original low morale study surfaced is how grief shows up in the experience. Many participants described their grief using the terminology of Elizabeth Kübler-Ross’ Grief model: denial, anger, bargaining, even acceptance: “…You know, as the stages of grief are not clear cut and you stop one and go on toContinue reading “Low Morale, COVID-19, & Ambiguous Loss”

Published Low Morale Studies

This post reflects a record of the published studies I’ve done on low-morale experiences. It will be updated as studies are published, so bookmark this post if you’re following my research agenda on this phenomenon. Kendrick, K.D. (2021). Leaving the low-morale experience: A qualitative study. Alki, 37(2): 9-24. Kendrick, K.D. (2021). The public librarian low-moraleContinue reading “Published Low Morale Studies”

Impact Factors & Enabling Systems

The low-morale experience is one that moves through several stages, starting with a trigger event, moving forward to long-term exposure to instances of abuse and neglect, and then hopefully, successful resolution or mitigation. While the experience is launched by individual behaviors, it is also influenced and further propelled by external or internal factors and wide-spreadContinue reading “Impact Factors & Enabling Systems”

Ego and Low Morale

Negative self-talk plays a large role in the cognitive impact of low-morale experiences. Within all of my low-morale research projects, respondents shared  inner-mind tapes of perfectionism (read: shame) or imposter syndrome (read; reduced professional confidence). Another way self-talk may show up is via self-aggrandizement, and it’s usually couched in the context of emotional conflict orContinue reading “Ego and Low Morale”

Study Invitation: Low Morale in Formal Library Leaders

UPDATE 11/9/20: This invitation is now closed. Thank you for your interest. Be sure to monitor this blog for study updates. Kendrick’s studies reveal and validate that low morale is the result of repeated and protracted exposure to emotional, verbal/written, and systemic abuse or neglect in the workplace (Kendrick 2017; Kendrick & Damasco 2019). However,Continue reading “Study Invitation: Low Morale in Formal Library Leaders”

Considering: Oppressed Group Behavior

[This content was originally published on October 15, 2018 at The Ink On The Page.] While analyzing data for my PoC academic librarians low morale study, I came across behaviors that seemed to fall under the realm of oppressed group behavior (OGB) – known more colloquially as “eating one’s young” the “one” being the profession and theContinue reading “Considering: Oppressed Group Behavior”