Making the Most Out of Your Career

We spend many of our waking hours at work, so we better love what we do. So how can you work more joyfully, not to mention more intelligently and quickly? Finding your creative flow and sparking innovative juices is important, as is pulling together in team spirit. 

Of course, for some individuals–those who suffer from conditions like acute stress disorder, for instance–careers are affected by issues beyond normal behavior. 

Recent posts on Career

Nine Under-the-Radar Psychology Careers

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on October 22, 2016 in How To Do Life
Niches that may be worth a look.

The Rise of Incivility and What To Do About It

By Ray Williams on October 21, 2016 in Wired for Success
Has incivility become the new norm in America? Fundamental ethical values such as respect, fairness, honesty, personal responsibility and tolerance seem to be fading.

How Will Artificial Intelligence Change Education and Work?

A new report titled “Artificial Intelligence and Life in 2030” explores the role of AI in various aspects of society and considers implications for our future.

Ten Underrated Jobs

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on October 21, 2016 in How To Do Life
Potential launchpads to a better life.

But I Didn't Mean to Let You Down!

By Katherine Hawley Ph.D. on October 20, 2016 in Trust
When we are over-committed, at work or at home, we can become untrustworthy despite our best intentions.

Counter Work Behaviors

By Adrian Furnham Ph.D. on October 18, 2016 in A Sideways View
Bosses are really worried about bad behavior at work like theft, bullying etc. But why do employees sometimes misbehave?
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Five Ways to Get Coaches and Parents on the Same Side

By Jim Taylor Ph.D. on October 18, 2016 in The Power of Prime
Across the many sports in which I work, when I ask coaches what their biggest challenge and source of stress is, the overwhelming response is parents.

5 Ways Our Body Language Speaks Loud and Clear

We constantly send out signals through our nonverbal communication, often without realizing it. A new study shows how these can impact our success at work.

Nine Professions' Downsides

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on October 18, 2016 in How To Do Life
A counterbalance to the positive bias of most reviews of careers

The Power of Dance to Work with Trauma

In this article, Life, Death and Transformation: Keep Moving, three Turkish therapists learn how to use dance to express the affirmation of life in the face of death-

Finding Good Work

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on October 17, 2016 in How To Do Life
Two very different callers to my radio program today went from "stalled to jazzed."

13 Ways to Find More Meaning

By Megan Dalla-Camina on October 16, 2016 in Real Women
Are you one of the many people going through the motions when it comes to your career and struggling to find your purpose? Here are 13 simple ways to find more meaning.

What Goes Into the Creative Act? Can Therapy Be Creative?

By Sheila Kohler on October 16, 2016 in Dreaming for Freud
Is there any overlap between therapy and the creative act?

Leaning Into the Wind

What's wrong with peer support programs that employ persons in recovery from SMI? Nothing, except that they do not combat the negative stereotypes of mental illness.

To Be Awakened

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on October 16, 2016 in How To Do Life
Some of my clients', colleagues', friends', and my changed opinions.

The Hidden Victims of Workplace Bullying: Family Members

Be proactive in ways to protect your family from the reach of the workplace bully.

Staying Grounded in a Negotiation

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on October 15, 2016 in How To Do Life
On being psychologically ready to negotiate fairly

Good Public Speaking Without Fear

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on October 14, 2016 in How To Do Life
A fear that often can be overcome.

Are You Showing Up With Presence?

By Megan Dalla-Camina on October 12, 2016 in Real Women
Stop fighting yourself and start being yourself at work. How presence can lead to a fulfilling career.

Can a Reality TV Script Work for a Presidential Campaign?

What Mr. Trump’s unwavering supporters teach us about authenticity in today's culture and its future.

Interests Conflicted: A 'Wicked Problem' in Medical Research

A 'continuum of moral jeopardy' surrounds industry-sponsored funding of scientific research, especially in the field of obesity and nutrition. Why is that so?
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Bruce Springsteen: Born to Be Honest

By Michael Bader D.M.H. on October 12, 2016 in What Is He Thinking?
Bruce Springsteen's new book, "Born to Run," is not only a meticulous account of his rise to musical fame, but reflects insights born of over 30 years of deep psychotherapy.

Do Sticker Charts Work for Crimes of Passion?

The problem is that those mad, sad feelings have to go someplace, and the sticker is not going to be enough motivation for a child who is not even three yet.

Why You Stay Stuck and Unhappy

Fall is a great time to take stock and review what you have done so far this year, where you hoped to be, and what steps you need to take to get where you want to go.

4 Critical Questions to Ask When Choosing a Ph.D. Program

Weigh these important factors before you head down the wrong path.

Job Simulations

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on October 11, 2016 in How To Do Life
How to implement this key to hiring wisely.

How to Deal With the Gossipmonger at Your Workplace

Gossip at the workplace is likely here to stay. What can you do about it if you are the victim?

3 Ways To Make Your Big Ideas Real

By Bernardo Tirado, PMP on October 09, 2016 in Digital Leaders
Insight. One of those often overused terms in danger of diminishing when used to describe almost any fact or piece of information.

The Wounded Healer Psychotherapist

There is a myth, which contains some truth, that psychotherapists are emotionally disturbed people, which is what attracts them to the work they do.

What Does Casual Dress Really Mean Today?

Casual dress has become a mainstay in the workplace, but along with the trend is greater ambiguity in knowing what will help or hinder your career. Here are tips to consider.