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

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.

Too Young to Be Old: Love, Learn, Work, and Play as You Age

By The Book Brigade on April 27, 2017 in The Author Speaks
Everyone has a “psychological portfolio,” and it’s especially important to update it as you age.

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.

Should Weight Loss Drugs Be Used When a Diet Stalls?

Taking great care of yourself is the new normal. Why are the rewards so much harder to attain when the end-goal is just around the corner?

When Should You Go With Your Intuitions?

Do you trust your gut? Going with your intuitions can be dangerous in some situations. This article helps you see when you should go with your gut, and when you shouldn't.

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.)

Is Your Life Coaching Career a Dream or a Goal?

By John Kim, LMFT on April 24, 2017 in The Angry Therapist
I believe anyone can be a life coach. All you need is a passion to help others and a story. You have both. The rest is logistics.

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?

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

Did Trump’s Election Make Men More Aggressive?

Research is finding that overtly sexist, aggressive attitudes and behavior towards women appears to be increasing post-election.

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.

Finding the Right Path for Each Individual, Making It Work

The Resilience Regiment speaks with AToN Center.

Employer and Job-Seeker Ploys

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on April 19, 2017 in How To Do Life
Ensuring the best candidate, not just the best-appearing candidate gets the job.

The Power of Pilgrimage (Part 1 of 2)

By Gregg Levoy on April 18, 2017 in Passion!
Questioning is at the heart of spiritual journeying, of leaving home for a time to seek answers to your burning questions. Here’s an argument in favor of taking up your bedroll.

How Do Work Breaks Help Your Brain? 5 Surprising Answers

By Meg Selig on April 18, 2017 in Changepower
Work smarter. Take a break! Discover 5 reasons why work breaks can lift your productivity, creativity, and motivation...as well as your spirits.
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Letting Go of Regrets

Have regrets? Take these 5 steps to stop looking back and get your eyes back on the road to focus on where you're going.

How Much Does Homework Matter in Therapy?

By Joel Minden, PhD on April 16, 2017 in CBT and Me
What research reveals about the work you do outside of therapy sessions.

Mindshift: A Book Review

By Jef Akst on April 14, 2017 in DIY Medicine
Some reasons a reader might be interested: You’ve been laid off; you hate your boss; you never found your passion; you want to make more money. I fit none of these categories.

Toppling the Boss

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on April 12, 2017 in How To Do Life
Learn ethical ways to oust the bad and to protect yourself if you're the good.
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Mottos I Live By

By Paul Ekman Ph.D. on April 12, 2017 in Face It!
Perseverance with the help of three mottos.

Here Comes the iGen—and Businesses Can Rejoice

iGen and Millennials are actually less entrepreneurial -- and that's a good thing for managers

Mice Aren't Furry Little People: Sloppy Science Fails Humans

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on April 12, 2017 in Animal Emotions
"Most potential new drugs fail when they're tested in people. These failures are not only a major disappointment, they sharply drive up the cost of developing new drugs." (NPR)

Misunderstanding in the Multilingual Workplace

Today’s workplace increasingly brings together people from diverse language backgrounds. Is this multilingualism a threat in need of a solution or a par for the course?

This Is the Price You'll Pay for Working for a Toxic Boss

No matter how much money you earn, working for a toxic boss isn't worth the price you'll be paying.