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 are important, as is pulling together in team spirit. 

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

Recent posts on Career

Here’s Why We Don’t Speak Up Against Harassment

By Zoe Chance Ph.D. on October 18, 2017 in Make It So
If you're confused about why women don't speak up against harassment, this piece will explain why silence makes sense.

12 Tips for Landing a Job at a Company You Admire

By Brad Waters on October 17, 2017 in Design Your Path
Online job applications not getting you a foot in the door of your favorite companies? Here are 12 tips for catching their attention.

Sexual Harassment at Work: Why Bystanders Fail to Intervene

"If you see something say something" applies in the workplace to more than threat assessment. It should govern the way we approach identifying sexual harassment.

Three Ways to Spot a Sexual Harasser at Work

Do you have a sexual harasser in your workplace? Be attune for traits indicating narcissism, overperception of sexual interest, and objectification or dehumanization of women.

Sexual Harassment Victims Suffer in Silence: Here´s Why

Silence is not golden. Sexual harassment is an invisible epidemic that takes an emotional, physical, and financial toll on its victims--particularly in the workplace.

Want to Be Happier? Ditch the Work-Life Balance Metaphor

By Andy Molinsky Ph.D. on October 14, 2017 in Adaptation
Want to Be Happier? Ditch the Work-Life Balance Metaphor

Self-Obsessed but Not Introspective? How Does That Work?

By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D. on October 13, 2017 in Ambigamy
There's a difference between knowing yourself patly and wondering about yourself. The former is more fun, and more dangerous.

How Can We Promote a Sense of Global Community?

By Peter T. Coleman Ph.D. on October 12, 2017 in The Five Percent
Sustaining our planet: How can we promote a sense of global community? 10 big ideas on peace and justice from the career of Morton Deutsch

Is Direct Care Work in Mental Health Right for You?

Direct care work is not necessarily easy, but they payoff is large.

My Partner Cheated on Me—Should I Try to Make It Work?

By Grant H. Brenner M.D. on October 12, 2017 in ExperiMentations
How do we decide whether to stay or go after someone cheats on us? New research sheds light on the decision-making process and helps us understand our own relationships.

3 Ways to Create Sacred Space at Work

Thrive in a healthy and happy work environment by creating a sacred space at work.

Thoughts on Action Versus Reflection

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on October 11, 2017 in How To Do Life
My answer to a relative's question.

Polyamory at Work

This blog explores some of the reasons polyamorous might want to come out or avoid coming out at work and the potential impacts polyamorous folks might experience.

Why You Should Come Out For National Coming Out Day 10/11

By John-Manuel Andriote on October 10, 2017 in Stonewall Strong
Coming out as gay is personal and political. It's also a powerful boost for your health.

Friendship at Work Can Be Tricky, But Also Life-Saving

By Emma M. Seppälä Ph.D. on October 10, 2017 in Feeling It
Friendships at work are critical for happiness and success - but you have to manage them with skill

How to Deal with Takers at Work

Are you struggling to deal with someone whose only interest is to take from others so they can make themselves look better? What’s the best way to deal with a taker at work?

Mental Accounting and Self-Control

By Art Markman Ph.D. on October 09, 2017 in Ulterior Motives
The 2017 Nobel Prize in Economics was awarded to Richard Thaler from the University of Chicago. His work explores strategies people use for making choices.

Foiling Dishonest Job Seekers

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on October 09, 2017 in How To Do Life
Advice for employers and job hunters.

What's in a Number?

What does a measure of IQ actually tell us about a person?

The Majority of People Are Not Introverts or Extroverts

By Caroline Beaton on October 06, 2017 in The Gen-Y Guide
Introverts and extroverts do exist, but they're exceptions and at a disadvantage.
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6 Ways to Survive a Toxic Boss

By Tasha Eurich Ph.D. on October 06, 2017 in The Power of Insight
Is your horrible boss driving you crazy? Here are six ways to deal.
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Artful Living

By Elizabeth Young on October 06, 2017 in Adaptations
I want to protect myself, in that way we do when we're reading a really good book and are afraid of what we suspect is going to happen.

How Much Better Life Would Be Without Emotions

The brain skill that everyone should practice

4 Risk Factors for Burnout—and How to Overcome Them

Are you exhausted, cynical, and struggling to perform at work? Here's some tips for overcoming burnout and building work-life balance.

Interrupting the Growing Gap between 'Haves' and 'Have Nots'

By Peter T. Coleman Ph.D. on October 05, 2017 in The Five Percent
Another big idea on peace and justice from the career of Morton Deutsch.

9 Time-Honored Tips for Taming Unruly Bosses

When we think of analogies between a family and workplace dynamic, it’s often the boss who’s the authority figure. But with a bad boss, it's time to deploy "parenting up" skills.

A Fresh Start Yet Again

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on October 04, 2017 in How To Do Life
A short-short story about passivity, resilience, and change.

Do You Have an Inner Taskmaster? How Can You Tell?

Having an inner taskmaster is a mixed blessing. It can offer you various advantages. But it can also be an oppressive force, keeping you from experiencing many of life’s joys.
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Love in the Workplace? Yes!

By Ryan M. Niemiec Psy.D. on October 03, 2017 in What Matters Most?
Think that love does not apply in the workplace? Think again.