Essential Reads

Narcissism and the Myth of Invincibility

People whose narcissism leads them to believe in the myth of their own invincibility may be setting themselves up for a pretty hard fall.

How to Read a Book a Week

By Peter Bregman on February 08, 2016 in How We Work
I was part of a cutting-edge conversation that was going on between great minds. Flash forward too many years, and I am now back in that conversation.

The Best Kept Secret to Energy Management—Backed by Science

By Emma M. Seppälä Ph.D. on February 04, 2016 in Feeling It
Work hard, play hard? Think again, data shows. Why living life in the fast lane can slow you down, and what to do instead.

Incorporating Your Hobby Into Your Worklife

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on February 03, 2016 in How To Do Life
Making your worklife more fun, less stressful, and more effective.

More Posts on Work

Can You Change Your Strengths?

It appears researchers now agree that both our talents and character strengths are capable of change.

A Scientist's Search for Meaning

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on February 14, 2016 How To Do Life
A short-short story about a successful person with existential angst.

The Procrastinator

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on February 13, 2016 How To Do Life
A short-short story based on my procrastinating clients.

The Colourful, Melodramatic Manager: Histrionic Disorder

By Adrian Furnham Ph.D. on February 12, 2016 A Sideways View
Have you ever worked with or for a "drama queen"? Why is there doubt about the concept of Histrionic Personality Disorder?

55 and "Laid Off." Now What?

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on February 12, 2016 How To Do Life
How I advise career counseling clients in this common situation

When Pilots Switch to a New Airliner, How Are They Trained?

Today's simulators are so realistic that takeoff and landing training can be done in the simulator rather than an actual aircraft.

Too Many Leaders Spoil the Group

By Art Markman Ph.D. on February 11, 2016 Ulterior Motives
Powerful people have trouble working together.

A Misfit Goes to a Superbowl Party

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on February 11, 2016 How To Do Life
A short-short story about a person utterly out of step with mainstream America.

9 Ways to Win the Salary Challenge When Job Hunting

Salary discussions can be a challenge when job interviewing. But by negotiating wisely - with a solid strategy and emotional intelligence, you'll increase your odds of success.

The Best Leaders Lead by Example

By Victor Lipman on February 10, 2016 Mind of the Manager
Two highly practical reasons why leading by example makes excellent career and business sense: 1) It's effective. 2) It makes people want to follow.

Why the Story You Tell Yourself Shapes Your Brand

By Nacie Pereira on February 09, 2016 Working Life
How are the stories you tell yourself impacting your brand's growth?

Why CEOs Need to Embrace Mindfulness

By Ray Williams on February 08, 2016 Wired for Success
“It's lonely at the top" appears to be truer than ever, & that has serious implications for the performance & well-being of CEOs. Mindfulness practices can be a powerful strategy.

Scientist-Patient and Family Shoot for a Cancer Cure (1)

What human activities lead to progress in cancer research? One patient's story says that passion, fundamental knowledge and "false" leads will forge the path.

3 Ways To Put Your Strengths To Work

Did you know that developing your strengths – those things you’re good at and actually enjoy doing – makes it eighteen times more likely you’ll describe yourself as “flourishing”?

Analysing and Managing your Boss

By Adrian Furnham Ph.D. on February 07, 2016 A Sideways View
How smart is your boss? What is their personality profile? What really motivates them at work? The more you know about him or her the easier it is to manage them.

Why Grit Isn't Always Good for You

Although grit is usually associated with success, new research explains the potential downside of having too much tenacity.

Where Did My Time Go?!

Losing time and getting stressed? A remarkably simple formula looking at three basic factors can help make your days more efficient and joyous.

The Un-MBA

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on February 06, 2016 How To Do Life
What, in the real-world, it actually takes to start a successful business.

What Can We Do to Prepare Youths with Autism for Employment?

Preparing a child or student with autism for life as a productive adult? Planning ahead and teaching life skills needed for employment are two important steps.

Buzz

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on February 05, 2016 How To Do Life
A short-short story about ADHD.

Dee Edington and the Power of Positive Organizational Health

By Michael Friedman Ph.D. on February 04, 2016 Brick by Brick
Dee Edington, known by many as "the godfather of health-risk management," shares how to make employee well-being a "win-win."

The Central Challenge of Management

By Victor Lipman on February 03, 2016 Mind of the Manager
I once worked for a Chief Marketing Officer who above all liked to hire Psychology majors. What did he know about an effective mindset for business?

Addiction to Studying

By Mark D. Griffiths Ph.D. on February 03, 2016 In Excess
There is little research and no generally accepted definition of study addiction but such behaviour has been conceptualized within research into workaholism.

This Worker Has So Much More to Offer

By Nigel Barber Ph.D. on February 02, 2016 The Human Beast
We are accustomed to thinking about occupations in terms of opportunity. One assumes that an employee acquires skills and becomes more valuable, better paid, and happier.

6 Tips to Negotiate a Speaking Contract

Speaking is a great way to earn some extra money AND get new clients. Here are 6 questions to need to ask when negotiating a speaking contract so you don't blow it.

The Argumentative, Paranoid and Vigilant Manager

By Adrian Furnham Ph.D. on February 02, 2016 A Sideways View
Is a little paranoia a healthy reaction to the modern office where so much of your behaviour is monitored?

Psychology Student Career Planning 101

By Dana S Dunn Ph.D. on February 02, 2016 Head of the Class
How can psychology majors get a leg up in their futures, whether they envision a job, grad school, or something else?

The Surprising Link Between Compassion and Success

By Emma M. Seppälä Ph.D. on February 02, 2016 Feeling It
Why nice guys do finish first.

Careers in Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Did you ever consider a career involving the psychology of where people work? If "yes", then a career in Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychology is for you.