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

If You Didn't Have to Work, Would You?

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on June 28, 2017 in How To Do Life
A short-short story about the work-optional world of 2050.
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Fake Knowledge or Not Knowing: Which Is Worse?

By F. Diane Barth L.C.S.W. on June 26, 2017 in Off the Couch
The question of knowledge, facts, and truth is a big one these days. What do we really know? What is the real truth? Who do we believe?

Dogs: Do "Calming Signals" Always Work or Are They a Myth?

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on June 25, 2017 in Animal Emotions
An essay by Dr. Karen London called "Should we call these canine behaviors calming signals?" about the effects of various actions cautions how much we still have to learn.

Women, Men and Mentoring

Mentors can often give you the advantage of behind-the-scene operations and decisions in the making. A mentor is a go-to person when times are difficult.

Coping with Micro-Stressors: How Do I Work My Smart TV?

How do I work my Smart TV? What can we do about micro-stressors?

Thank You, Mrs. Price

By Karl Albrecht Ph.D. on June 25, 2017 in BrainSnacks
If you love someone; if you appreciate them; if you're grateful to them - tell them now. One day it will be too late.
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It's Not My Fault!

How to resolve conflict in a healthy way.

12 Things to Know About Trust in Times of Distrust

Operating in an era of distrust requires greater trust-knowledge. Here are 12 dos and don'ts about trust at work in this age of increasing cynicism.

Will A Robot Take Your Job?

By Dawn R. Norris, Ph.D. on June 23, 2017 in The Next Step
Can you be replaced by technology?

How to Succeed in Life...Ideally, on Your Own Terms

In my third of three posts on defining success for yourself, I look at what the academic world considers to be success and how this can relate to your career as well.

A Relaxed Job Interview

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on June 23, 2017 in How To Do Life
How to get and stay calm, well, calm enough.

One-Hit Wonder

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on June 22, 2017 in How To Do Life
A short-short story about a has-been, who feels his best days are behind him.

Are You Working for the Right Reasons?

In the second of three posts on defining success for yourself, I talk about the dangers of working without knowing what you're working toward.

Must We Delay Gratification? Maybe Not

By Lydia Denworth on June 21, 2017 in Brain Waves
Intuition tells us to work first so we'll enjoy playing more later. But new research says we don't have to wait to savor some fun and give ourselves a break.

Defining Success for Yourself

In the first of three posts, I discuss the importance of determining what success means for you, whatever your field of endeavor is (or what you want it to be).

The Extra-mile Inventory

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on June 20, 2017 in How To Do Life
A self-assessment: Do you do what it takes to get an above-average result?

Four Steps to Leveraging Mundane Moments to Find Purpose

Been thinking about leaving your "boring" job? Major shifts are not always the answer to finding meaning in life. Learn the art of mindfulness and finding purpose in the mundane.
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Globalization and Work: Have We Learned Anything Yet?

Free trade raises GDP but has its losers as well as its winners. It’s time to exchange the “winners could compensate losers” slogan for a “winners must compensate losers” policy.
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New Thinking Required: Oil, Cars, and Walking

Cars changed us. How will we change cars?
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Cognitive Diversity

By Sara Canaday on June 18, 2017 in You (According to Them)
What does the concept of cognitive diversity mean? When leaders surround themselves with people who "constantly validate and reflect their own beliefs," it stifles fresh thinking.

How to Avoid Taking Your Work-Related Stress Home With You

If you're mistreated at work, you're more likely to mistreat your loved ones. Studies show these two strategies end that cycle.

How Artificial Intelligence Will Disrupt Your Life

By Ray Williams on June 16, 2017 in Wired for Success
We are on the verge of a technological revolution that will fundamentally alter the way we live, work, and relate to one another unlike anything we've experienced before.

Nine Biggest Negotiation Mysteries Solved

The nine most popular questions about how to negotiate—and the answers.

25 Great Songs about Following Your Callings

By Gregg Levoy on June 16, 2017 in Passion!
Some beautiful and compelling songs about the fine and fearsome art of following our callings.

9 Tips to Manage Adult Bullying

Mean Girls isn't just a Tina Fey movie; it's a real-life struggle. Keep reading for some tips to keep bullies at bay.

The Upside of Chance

Many people fear chance because to them it means unpredictability, uncertainty, and loss of control. These horrors may be overstated. Chance can contribute to creativity and fun.

Addiction In The Workplace 101: What You Need to Know

More than 75 percent of individuals with alcohol or illicit drug use disorders continue to maintain their employment.

Counseling to Find a Good Job

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on June 13, 2017 in How To Do Life
What I'd actually do if I needed to land a good job
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Building Resilient Organisations One Brain at a Time, Part 1

Want to build a resilient organisation? A few steps focused on the individual can make a huge difference.