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Do Narcissists Make Better Leaders?

Research shows narcissists are more likely to get promoted to leadership positions. But do they do a better job?

The Ethics of Sharing Client Stories

How can I use my clients as examples in my teaching, while honoring my clients’ confidentiality and therapeutic experience? What are the ethical limits to telling clients' stories?

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.

How You Just Know When You've Met Your Match

When you meet someone for the first time, you may have a feeling that you can’t quite identify. New research shows which signals we respond to, and why.

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Why Is It Impossible to Not Judge People?

It is impossible to meet someone and make zero internal judgments about them. Just like it is impossible to look at a word and not read it.

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.

Paying Attention to Injuries Among Temporary Workers

Has your company seen an uptick in work-related injuries or illnesses lately? Recent hiring trends may be part of the problem and the solution.

Ten Underrated Jobs

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on October 21, 2016 in How To Do Life
Potential launchpads to a better life.
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Over-Optimism, Overconfidence, and the JUDO Framework

Thinking positively can be good, but does over-optimism harm or hurt you business? Here are a few tips to temper your bias.

The Secret to Achieving Your Dreams No One Tells You About

By Emma M. Seppälä Ph.D. on October 19, 2016 in Feeling It
You're more likely to achieve your dreams if you are happy, here's why.

In Search of Cracks

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on October 19, 2016 in How To Do Life
The first step in expanding hope is to recognize cracks of opportunity.

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?

Pre-Suasion: Before You Try to Persuade Someone…

In Pre-Suasion, Robert Cialdini asks: What is most important if you want to persuade? Hint: it’s not so much what’s IN your message, as in what happens in the moment just BEFORE.

"Mine, Mine, Mine!": The Psychology of Property

By Ruth Lee Johnson J.D. on October 18, 2016 in So Sue Me
"Mine! Mine! Mine!" It is one of the first words that toddlers learn. But where does property come from, and what does it really mean? Scholars, philosophers, and toddlers answer.

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

Don’t Try to Kill a Dragon With One Arrow

Procrastination and desperation are twins of management failure. If you wait until a problem is so bad only a massive effort seems likely to succeed, you may have already failed.

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.

The Purpose Driven Emergence of Platform Cooperatives

By Dan Pontefract on October 16, 2016 in Working on Purpose
Maybe it is time for both Uber and Airbnb to contemplate becoming a Platform Cooperative just like the fabulous example of Stocksy.

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.

An Election Gender Bender

By Deborah J. Cohan, Ph.D. on October 16, 2016 in Social Lights
How the election may be different if Clinton were a man and Trump were a woman.

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.

In Praise of Nuance

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on October 13, 2016 in How To Do Life
Toward our being less black-and-white in discussing difficult issues.

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.

This Could Be the Biggest Threat to Your Relationship

It's often referred to as "the invisible addiction."

People Who Interview Well

By Adrian Furnham Ph.D. on October 12, 2016 in A Sideways View
Are some people massively advantaged by the interview process and others seriously disadvantaged? Does this make it a poor selection device and if so, when and why?

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.

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.

Buying Lipstick in Tough Times: It’s Not About Landing a Man

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on October 07, 2016 in Living Single
When economic times are tough, women buy more products that enhance their appearance. New research shows they are trying to be more professional, not more seductive.