Essential Reads

Overcoming Fear of Looking for a Job

Practical ways to get past your fear of putting yourself out there.

Are Multi-Tasking Employees Present at Work?

The office is a distracting place.

20 Expert Tactics for Dealing with Difficult People

Believe it or not, you can stay calm, defuse conflict, and keep your dignity.

Adolescent Self-Management for a Successful Independence

Graduate your high school senior with basic skills for self-reliance

Recent Posts on Work

Background Checks: Better Safe Than Sorry

Background checks are not always popular, but they can provide employers with critical insight as they make hiring decisions.

5 Key Tips for Finding Happiness at Work

Five key findings from the VIA Institute about bringing character strengths to work, including grow more from using your strengths rather than improving your weaknesses; connect character strengths with your everyday work tasks; and more!

When We Are I, And I Am We

By Eyal Winter on March 06, 2015 in Feeling Smart
Teamwork, Solidarity, Bonus, Peers

The Workplace Revolution Women Are Leading

By Megan Dalla-Camina on March 06, 2015 in Real Women
Workplace revolution being lead by women, who are leading the way in using their strengths at work - and thriving for it

The Strengths Revolution Transforming Our Workplaces

A decade ago only 2 out of every 10 people reported they had the opportunity to what they do best each day at work, new data shows this number has risen by 50%. What's changing in our workplaces and what benefits are employees, managers and organizations seeing as result?

Overcoming Fear of Looking for a Job

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on March 05, 2015 in How To Do Life
Practical ways to get past your fear of putting yourself out there.

Are You Mentally Strong Enough to Combat Stress?

We can't get rid of all the stress in our lives, but we can choose to increase our resilience to stress. Building mental strength protects us from the harmful physical and psychological toll stress can take.

Why I Failed to Advocate for Women

By Adam Grant Ph.D. on March 05, 2015 in Give and Take
Many men don't champion women because they're blind to gender biases

Are Multi-Tasking Employees Present at Work?

By Nanette Fondas on March 05, 2015 in
Presence versus productivity may well be the defining challenge of the 21st century workplace.

Adulthood's Dirty Secret

By Steven Mintz Ph.D. on March 05, 2015 in The Prime of Life
Social class' impact on education and family life.

The Importance and Relevance of CTE

Career Technical Education (CTE) makes education relevant and important. One goal for CTE is to put individual students to work to achieve success defined in a number of ways, including earnings and quality of life. A second goal is to provide the skilled labor force to enable America to maintain its place in the world economy.

What Is Your Life Goal? 5 Personal 'Bottom Lines'

Organizations measure their success based on measurable, “bottom line” variables. What about people? What are you striving for? What gives your life meaning? Here are personal bottom lines.

A Letter to a Person Struggling to Land a Full-Time Job

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on March 04, 2015 in How To Do Life
My best thoughts on how to land a job in a competitive field.

4 Secrets to Negotiate with Difficult People

By Aldo Civico Ph.D. on March 04, 2015 in Turning Point
Are you dealing with a grumpy teenager, or an impossible boss? Here are 4 secrets suggested by successful mediators to deal with difficult people and situations.

5 Reasons Why People Leave Bad Bosses, Not Companies

People leave bad bosses, not companies. Here's why.

20 Expert Tactics for Dealing with Difficult People

You can't reason with an unreasonable person, but verbal de-escalation techniques can help. Learn how professionals handle the most difficult of situations.

Use Checklists More

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on March 02, 2015 in How To Do Life
Why checklists are so helpful and how to create a critical one.

Adolescent Self-Management for a Successful Independence

A major goal of parenting high school age adolescents is helping them develop basic skills of self-management that will support more independence soon to come.

The First 100 Days: Be A Stranger (As Long As You Can)!

By Tim Leberecht on February 28, 2015 in The Romance of Work
When you start a new job, your story has already started before you walk through the office door for the first time. The beginning of your tenure is a great opportunity to capitalize on being an outsider and to make new mistakes.

Is Writing a Hit TV Series In Your Future?

By Katharine Brooks Ed.D. on February 28, 2015 in Career Transitions
Is writing for television one of your career dreams? If you’re ready to transform your ideas into reality, here’s a book that can help you every step of the way.

How I Try to Make My Work Life Healthy

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on February 28, 2015 in How To Do Life
We're working longer and harder. At least we can work healthier.

On Art And Madness

By Sheila Kohler on February 27, 2015 in Dreaming for Freud
My mother would often warn me, “Now Sheila, you don’t want to be too clever for your own good.” Obviously she equated “cleverness” with something dangerous. She was much more interested in how people had reacted to my dress after a party, “Did they like your dress?” she would ask, rather than my report card.

The Girl Who Wanted to be Spock: A Tribute to Leonard Nimoy

By Denise Cummins Ph.D. on February 27, 2015 in Good Thinking
Spock was stable as a ocean-liner in stormy seas, a place of solace and practicality when crisis hit. He saw things clearly and keenly. And my fascination with him made me become a cognitive scientist.

Is Your Job Ruining Your Marriage?

By Guy Winch Ph.D. on February 27, 2015 in The Squeaky Wheel
Most of us have had the impulse to yell at our boss or even burst into tears at work—but we typically don’t, because we don’t want to get fired. But suppressing our emotions at work can have a big impact on our home lives. Here's why:

3 Fascinating Ways To Improve Your Wellbeing

When it comes to improving your wellbeing, what would you be willing to try? With studies suggesting, more than seventy percent of people around the world report they are struggling or suffering, as they face into each day ahead it’s clear many of us need a little extra help when it comes to thriving. So where does the science suggest starting?

You Can't Be Mad at Your Mind - Part 2

By Elizabeth R Thornton on February 25, 2015 in The Objective Leader
How often do you do this? You have the power to do this less by learning to be more objective!

Work Smarter, Not Harder by Breaking Bad Habits

Just like a chain is only as strong as its weakest link, we're only as good as our worst habits. Getting rid of worst habits allows us to operate more efficiently.

Should You Start Your Own Business?

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on February 25, 2015 in How To Do Life
An internal debate to help you decide whether you should be self-employed.

How Leaders Should React When Someone Disappoints

By Peter Bregman on February 24, 2015 in How We Work
“What were you thinking?” The portfolio manager muttered a weak defense which the CEO promptly and easily tore to shreds. When the manager left his office, the CEO turned to me, exasperated. “How do you reverse a losing streak?” he asked. “Not like that,” I said.

Measuring Team Performance

By Dr. Solange Charas on February 24, 2015 in The CEO Whisperer
Objectively measuring the effectiveness of the team helped the Board of Directors of this Humane Society better understand how to better select new directors and more powerfully move forward. The process explained.