Essential Reads

The 7 Stages of Gaslighting in Relationships

How gaslighters emotionally manipulate, traumatize, and exploit victims in personal and professional relationships.

What Do Psychologists Say About Sexual Harassment?

By Shawn M. Burn Ph.D. on April 29, 2017 in Presence of Mind
The sexual harassment shenanigans of Bill O’Reilly and Roger Ailes at Fox News remind us that sexual harassment remains a workplace problem.

Why Training So Often Fails

By Andy Molinsky Ph.D. on April 29, 2017 in Adaptation
To train people well, teach them to step outside their comfort zones.

Three Reasons Why Most Motivational Speakers Are Dead Wrong

By Bobby Hoffman Ph.D. on April 24, 2017 in Motivate!
Many authors and speakers tout "proven formulas" and share "motivational secrets," guaranteed to improve performance and personal growth, but do these methods help or harm?

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How Brand Challenges Can Build Corporate Character

By Moses Ma on April 30, 2017 in The Tao of Innovation
A key lesson for all companies in the wake of United Airlines’ “re-accommodation” debacle is the realization that character matters in development of your customer experience.

“Who Am I?”

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on April 29, 2017 in How To Do Life
How I help clients find a career...and themselves.

The Psychology of Effective Fundraising

Research on the psychology of fundraising can help you avoid these 4 common mistakes!

We're All Artists

By Sam Louie MA, LMHC on April 29, 2017 in Minority Report
"Aren't we all artists?" was the response I received when I asked a Parisian shop owner if he was an artist or if he just sold art. This experience redefined how I saw "artists".

Here's How To Feel Satisfied With Your Life Decisions

By Caroline Beaton on April 29, 2017 in The Gen-Y Guide
Modern psychology offers three ways to make peace with your decisions.

The Modern Millennial Work From Home Mode

Working from home need not conjure dated images of burning dinners and screaming babies while taking conference calls. The millennial approach is about working smarter, not harder.

How 'Cool Syndrome' Is Killing Our Careers

By Caroline Beaton on April 28, 2017 in The Gen-Y Guide
We're trying to get ahead gently, with style, and it's not working.

Coaching Accomplished People

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on April 28, 2017 in How To Do Life
Some different approaches may be required.

How to Win the Weekend in 3 Steps

By Jonathan Fader Ph.D. on April 28, 2017 in The New You
Had a long week of work or relationship stress? Take a few minutes to practice these three strategies to make your Saturday and Sunday more enjoyable and satisfying.

Is It Time To Build Your Exit Strategy?

By Megan Dalla-Camina on April 27, 2017 in Real Women
Are you dreaming of leaving your job? Are you sick of working on someone else's agenda and looking to create purposeful work? You might need this plan to build your exit strategy.

My Job Sucks and I Don't Know What Makes Me Happy

By Brad Waters on April 27, 2017 in Design Your Path
"Fulfillment is the new happiness." How understanding fulfillment can help us navigate difficult career decisions and find job satisfaction.

Daily Routines of Creative People

By Paul Thagard Ph.D. on April 27, 2017 in Hot Thought
Most people have daily routines and rituals. According to a recent book, mornings are important productive times for many famous writers and other creative people.

Compensation Negotiation for Employees

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on April 26, 2017 in How To Do Life
Advice for the currently employed but with implications for job seekers.

One Philosopher’s Daily Grind

By Hugh Aldersey-Williams on April 26, 2017 in A Curious Mind
How did the day job of one of the greatest of all philosophers influence his ideas?

Three Ways to Boost Workplace Safety

How well do you distinguish between incompetent people and defective processes?

Will Humans Be Necessary?

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on April 25, 2017 in How To Do Life
Career and personal implications of increasing automation.

How to Rebound From Constructive Criticism in 5 Minutes!

By Pamela D. Garcy Ph.D. on April 25, 2017 in Fearless You
Becoming thankful for constructive criticism will disarm your critic, and it will remind you to find something of value in the criticism!

Millennials, This Is Why You Haven't Been Promoted

By Caroline Beaton on April 24, 2017 in The Gen-Y Guide
If you’re ambitious but stuck on Level 1, here are six possible reasons. (Warning, tough love ahead.)

Do Women Need to Play Golf to Succeed in the Corporate World

Golf has become a metaphor for membership dues, and some women simply don’t want to pay the dues.
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Some Inconvenient Truths About the Affordable HealthCare Act

By Alan A. Cavaiola Ph.D. on April 24, 2017 in Beyond Bullying
Fed up with your healthcare insurance? If so, read this blog entry.

Why Relying on GPS Does Your Brain No Favors

It's all too easy to let tech such as GPS do all your thinking for you, isn't it? But you might want to consider what invaluable mental resources you're losing in return.

Build Trust and Productivity With a Simple Conversation

By Peter Bregman on April 24, 2017 in How We Work
Are your words building trust and enabling your colleagues to do their best work?

Cultivating the Pasture They Put You Out To

The question is whether any further investment is worth the effort given the lifespan one foresees.

What Kind of Integrity Is Needed to Build Trust at Work?

Not having personal integrity diminishes trust at work, but having it alone won't create it. If you want to build trust, don't confuse your personal integrity with your behavioral

Closing: Aging, Luck, Hypocrisy

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on April 24, 2017 in How To Do Life
A short-short story about aging, luck, and hypocrisy.

How to Help Your Foreign Employees Speak Up in Meetings

By Andy Molinsky Ph.D. on April 23, 2017 in Adaptation
Interested in jumpstarting the productivity of your organization? Learn to help your foreign-born employees participate in meetings.

8 Life Setbacks and Failures of Narcissists

Many narcissists are oblivious to their negative and often self-destructive behavioral patterns, which typically result in them experiencing life lessons the hard way...

The O’Reilly Factor: Men, Power, and Sexual Abuse

Love him or hate him, Bill O’Reilly had the ear of America. He’s rich and famous, and we seem to have a different set of rules for those folks.

39 Tweets to Improve Your Worklife

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on April 21, 2017 in How To Do Life
Sometimes, bits of advice can be the most time-effective.

7 Must-Read Books to Change Your Life This Summer

By Emma M. Seppälä Ph.D. on April 20, 2017 in Feeling It
After a long winter, here's some serious inspiration for the summer months to boost your happiness and success!