Essential Reads

How To Be Less Awkward at Ending Small Talk

By Andy Molinsky Ph.D. on March 25, 2017 in Adaptation
Want to be less awkward at ending small talk? Try these 5 things.
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4 Startling Reasons Why Humans Are Superior to High Tech

Concerned about being automated out of your job? The future may not be as bad for humans as you think.

Should You Become an Uber or Lyft Driver?

The economics will vary dramatically depending on your incremental costs.

Mistakes Don't Have to Be Setbacks: 3 Ways to be Resilient

It’s never pleasant to make mistakes but they don't have to ruin your life. New research on resilience shows 3 ways to keep little things that go wrong from becoming a big deal.

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Betrayed by a Workplace Friend

A woman wonders whether she can remain friends with a co-worker who complained about her to their boss.

Career Care

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on March 25, 2017 in How To Do Life
Maximizing your chances of retaining your job and of getting promoted.

How Intention Shapes Blame

By Grant H. Brenner M.D. on March 24, 2017 in ExperiMentations
We tend to blame easily, at our peril. Blaming can take the place of thinking, and lead to vicious cycles. Understanding how blame works can help us make better choices.

How to Lead Yourself and Others to Success

How to Lead Yourself and Others to Success Tips to create an inspired, productive workplace

Too Much to Do, Too Little Time

By Romeo Vitelli Ph.D. on March 22, 2017 in Media Spotlight
While men may find themselves taking on more responsibilities at work and home, women still find themselves doing a disproportionate amount of the domestic chores.

Why We Accidentally Prevent People From Changing

By Nick Tasler on March 22, 2017 in Strategic Thinking
New research reveals a hidden bias that prevents our kids, our co-workers, and our spouses from making the changes we hope to see.

Are Resilient People Delusional?

By Nick Tasler on March 22, 2017 in Strategic Thinking
Research shows that the people who most successfully overcome setbacks feel in control of their environment. But isnt that belief an illusion?

Career Decisions

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on March 21, 2017 in How To Do Life
Three poems by a career counselor.

What I Learned From Taking Part In A Silent Dinner

By Tim Leberecht on March 21, 2017 in The Romance of Work
In a time when everyone's constantly talking and rudeness seems legitimate, silence is not only golden - it can be disruptive.

Life Decisions

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on March 20, 2017 in How To Do Life
Three poems by a career and personal coach.

Want Insights on Executive Psychology? Ask a Wise Old Jew

By Steven Berglas Ph.D. on March 20, 2017 in Executive Ego
Leaders of all kinds would do well to heed what many grandfathers could tell them.

How to Have a Happy Day

How- and why- to be happier. 3 tips to greater happiness in your life.

Reclaim Your Purpose at Work Now

Reclaiming your purpose is at once simple and complex. How or why did it disappear? What changed in your life or your job? And what can you do to get it back?

The Effective Crisis Negotiator: Prepare Like a Navy SEAL

By Jeff Thompson Ph.D. on March 19, 2017 in Beyond Words
Learn how crisis professionals handle stressful incidents and how it can help you handle your crises, disputes, and conflicts.

Afraid to Speak up in Meetings? Try These 7 Tips

By Andy Molinsky Ph.D. on March 18, 2017 in Adaptation
Participating in meetings can be hard; these tips can help overcome your fears.

Worth

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on March 18, 2017 in How To Do Life
A short-short story.

5 Signs You’ve Got a Good Boss

The very best bosses and leaders can be identified by these 5 behaviors.

Coaching the Uncoachable Executive

By Steve Albrecht DBA on March 16, 2017 in The Act of Violence
How do we help toxic leaders who don't want help?

The Control Freak

By Adrian Furnham Ph.D. on March 15, 2017 in A Sideways View
Why do some people need to exercise constant and control of their own lives and others around them? Are they really freaks or is this need both relatively common and even adaptive?

Sleep Your Way to The Top (of Your Game)

7 tips to get a great night's sleep so you can be on top of your game (regardless of what game it is).
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How to Be in the Flow

By Diana Raab Ph.D. on March 13, 2017 in The Empowerment Diary
Are you trying to live in the moment and go with the flow in your life? This article may help you understand what flow is and how to find it in your everyday life.

9 Ways to Respond To Social Identity Threats

Since the presidential election, several sources have indicated that hate crimes and hate speech have increased.

Is Women's History Month a problem?

Does Women's History Month threaten men?
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Why We Shouldn’t Fear Failure

Why We Shouldn’t Fear Failure. Sometimes success requires not getting it right the first time. By Philip J. Rosenbaum, Ph.D.

Why Do I Keep Getting Stuck In Jobs I Hate?

By Grant H. Brenner M.D. on March 13, 2017 in ExperiMentations
Are you confused about how come you can't find the right job? You may have unwittingly created a "negative motivational environment". Here's how it happens and what to do.

A Libertarian Transhumanist’s Take on the Future of Taxes

Radical technology like robots, software, and artificial intelligence may soon eliminate the need for the IRS, its 74,000+ page tax code, and collection of income taxes.

What Personal Brand Are You Conveying at Work?

You've heard the old adage you can’t judge a book by its cover, but not so in the workplace. With the new season upon us, it may be time for spring cleaning of your personal brand.

Want to be a Great Listener? Do this 1 Thing.

By Andy Molinsky Ph.D. on March 12, 2017 in Adaptation
Want to be a Great Listener? Do this 1 Thing.

Should you trust your gut?

By Marcia Reynolds Psy.D. on March 11, 2017 in Wander Woman
Steps and techniques for listening to both your gut and head to calculate your next best move.