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. 

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Colds and Clocks - How Bugs Use Timing to Infect You

Time rules life - included when and how you get infected.
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Can You AMP Up Your Workplace?

When it comes to dealing with the complexity and uncertainty that are the new normal of business, how do people respond in your workplace?

News From the 2016 Annual Dreams Conference

This year's IASD conference included talks on jihadi dreams, emotional processing, gender differences, social cognition, and existential dreams of "sublime disquietude."

Why So Many Leaders Fail and Derail

By Adrian Furnham Ph.D. on August 25, 2016 in A Sideways View
There is a growing literature on the derailed executive. It outlines the paradox of leadership: that some of the factors that help you climb the greasy pole also cause failure!

Post-Presidency Career Advice for Obama With Lessons for All

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on August 25, 2016 in How To Do Life
Career ideas for the president, with implications for all of us.

How “Good Stress” Helps Creativity in the Workplace

By Jeffrey Davis M.A. on August 24, 2016 in Tracking Wonder
Not all stress is equal. Which stressful factors can contribute to an employee's creativity and innovation?

So You're Starting Grad School This Fall?

By Amy Green M.A., C.C.C. on August 24, 2016 in Psy-curious
Graduate school is not simply the older sibling to undergrad. Embracing some of the differences sooner rather than later can help set you up for success.

9 Hidden Habits That Make Us Miserable at Work

By Nick Tasler on August 24, 2016 in Strategic Thinking
Want to be happier at work? Pick one of these habits to break.

The Art of Letting Go: How to Make the Most of Sacrifice

By Gregg Levoy on August 23, 2016 in Passion!
To sacrifice means to “to make sacred,” and it's about liberation, not defeat. Here's how to reframe sacrifice so it serves your growth and unfolding.

An Ultra-Simple Way to Choose and Succeed in Your Career

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on August 23, 2016 in How To Do Life
Career success and contentment in 9 simple steps...really.

3 Steps to Find a Business Mentor for Free

By Judy Carter on August 22, 2016 in Stress Is a Laughing Matter
Therapists get this all the time. Someone, under the guise of friendship wants you to solve their problems over a cobb salad. Isn’t that why you have an office?

Ambition Versus Gratitude for What You Have

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on August 22, 2016 in How To Do Life
What to keep striving for and what to accept as-is?

Should We Treat Business School Students Like Customers?

University professors and administrators should be customer-oriented, but we should not treat students like customers.

From Novice to Expert: Knowing & Moving Through the Stages

By Robert Taibbi L.C.S.W. on August 20, 2016 in Fixing Families
Learning moves through stages. Here's the 4 steps. Time to match up and look ahead.

Looking for Work? 9 Things You Need to Know and Do

Remember: there are a lot of jobs out there, just like there are a lot of apartments or potential true loves. You only need one. (You might want more, but you only need one.)
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Should We Be Playing With Our Well-being?

Wish you had more well-being when it comes to the way you go about your work?

10 Tips for Peaceful Teaching

Children see themselves reflected in our eyes, and they assume we're right about who they are. Most adults have a story about a teacher who made a big difference in our lives.

Why No One Likes a Humblebragger

Research shows that people find humblebragging more off-putting than pure bragging and pure complaining.
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When Work Can Be Damaging To Your Health

Companies should, through well-trained managers, pay attention to the behavior of their employees.
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Want to Be Successful? Spend More Time Staring Into Space

Think about the last time you had a great idea or solved a problem that had been plaguing you—were you in the shower?

Are Olympians Addicted to Exercise, Work or Neither?

By Mark D. Griffiths Ph.D. on August 16, 2016 in In Excess
Olympic athletes are dedicated to their profession and spend hours every day training and exercising. But are Olympic athletes addicted to exercise, their work, or neither?
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Why Aren't We Doing Less With More?

By John A. Johnson Ph.D. on August 15, 2016 in Cui Bono
New technologies allow to complete tasks much more quickly, potentially providing us with enormous amounts of free time. So why do we fill that time with more work instead of play?

Talent Matters for Excellence

By Art Markman Ph.D. on August 15, 2016 in Ulterior Motives
When looking at the performance of a world-class performer like Usain Bolt, it is easy to ask about the role of talent in highly skilled performance.

The Devoted and Dependent Person at Work

By Adrian Furnham Ph.D. on August 15, 2016 in A Sideways View
Some people seem to be self-sacrificial at work? But is this behavior more a cry for help than dedication to others at work?

Individualized Management

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on August 15, 2016 in How To Do Life
Faddish nostrums are superfluous if not inapplicable to your workplace. Resist.

Clashes in Class: Tech Culture & Chronic Stress

Is chronic stress silently wearing you down? As a first generation white collar worker, these tips will get you back on track!

Even if IVF Doesn't Work for You, Couples Can Still Conceive

By Joann P. Galst Ph.D. on August 13, 2016 in Fertility Factor
Researchers have found that even after couples do not succeed with IVF, they can still conceive spontaneously after they complete all the treatment they plan to undergo.

Psychology of Scientific Integrity: Undergraduate Syllabus

By Lee Jussim Ph.D. on August 12, 2016 in Rabble Rouser
Psychological science is a mess. How bad of a mess? No one knows. Here is the actual syllabus for my undergraduate course, The Psychology of Scientific Integrity.

7 Toxic Behaviors of Highly Aggressive People at Work

Aggressive co-workers create problems you might never expect.

Thriving in a Gig Economy

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on August 12, 2016 in How To Do Life
How to avoid it or do well in it.