Essential Reads


Working to Live or Living to Work?

By Jaime L. Kurtz Ph.D. on December 08, 2016 in Happy Trails
Here are three simple ways to improve your work-life balance.

Where Has Passive-Aggressive Personality Disorder Gone?

By Adrian Furnham Ph.D. on December 07, 2016 in A Sideways View
Personality disorders are highly disputed diagnostic labels. Passive-aggressiveness may not be a personality disorder, but the behavior pattern is well recognized in the workplace.

Don’t Be a Drone, Get Up and Roam!

By Jaime L. Kurtz Ph.D. on December 07, 2016 in Happy Trails
One easy change can make your work life more enjoyable and productive and might even make you healthier.
Michael Arthur

What Is an Intelligent Career?

What does the term "an intelligent career" mean? Do you have one? Do the people you care about have one? In this introductory post, the authors weigh in on a fundamental question.

More Posts on Work

How to Frame Company Response to Election Using Neuroscience

By David Rock on December 08, 2016 in Your Brain at Work
How to frame outreach efforts to make the most of your company’s talent, and of people’s commitment, in these times of uncertainty.

The Single Most Important Leadership Attribute?

By Victor Lipman on December 08, 2016 in Mind of the Manager
A recent survey offers a clear and entirely reasonable answer.

Use Your Holiday Party to Make (Not Break) Your Career

By Wendy L. Patrick Ph.D. on December 08, 2016 in Why Bad Looks Good
You work hard all year long. Come the holidays, here is how to make your holiday party work for you!

Holiday Party Attire: Captivate Through Creativity and Class

By Wendy L. Patrick Ph.D. on December 08, 2016 in Why Bad Looks Good
Out of the office but on the clock? Take advantage of the opportunity to dress to impress, making your holiday party the most wonderful workplace celebration of the year.

Why So Many People Get Fired After a Promotion

By Donna Flagg on December 06, 2016 in Office Diaries
What happens when employees “wow” their employers, get promoted, and then fired shortly thereafter for “not getting it?”

More Than Just a Face (or Title)

Understanding the psychology behind individual relationships in the workplace.

Even If You Fail....So What?

By Megan Dalla-Camina on December 06, 2016 in Real Women
What would you put your heart and soul and time and energy and love into, even if you had no guarantee of success. What would you do even if you failed?

So You’d Like to Make Big Money in Sales

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on December 06, 2016 in How To Do Life
An edited transcript of an exchange with a caller to my radio program.

From Rags to Riches: Dominique Brown Reflects on Leveling Up

By Tiffany McLain LMFT on December 05, 2016 in Living Between Worlds
Dominique Brown grew up straddling the poverty line and went on to create a 7-figure income. Here's what his story can teach us about the rewards and challenges of upward mobility.

Stop Losing Money Now!

By Gleb Tsipursky Ph.D. on December 03, 2016 in Intentional Insights
Are you losing money right now? Many people are, without knowing it. Find out if you are and how to stop doing so!

How to Speak Up and Take a Stand

By Marcia Reynolds Psy.D. on December 03, 2016 in Wander Woman
The suggestions in this post will help you be heard when it is time to declare your point of view.

Better Informational Interviewing

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on December 03, 2016 in How To Do Life
An update to an ever less effective tool for choosing a career.

Quick Takes

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on December 02, 2016 in How To Do Life
My tweets that might most interest you.

What Would You Do, Really?

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on December 01, 2016 in How To Do Life
12 dilemmas that may give you clarity about who you really are

Bad Work Meetings? Do This One Thing: Walk the Walk

By Karlyn Crowley Ph.D. on November 30, 2016 in Woman Power
Endless meetings make you want to quit your job? Try this instead.

The Big Three

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on November 30, 2016 in How To Do Life
A life key: Surround yourself with people who are intelligent, driven, & ethical.

Hire Emotionally Intelligent People

By Adrian Furnham Ph.D. on November 29, 2016 in A Sideways View
It is not difficult to spot those who are, or are not, emotionally intelligent. Certainly emotional intelligence is a high benefit in the work place for all concerned

How the Trump-Romney Paradigm Shows Up at Work

Donald Trump's consideration of Mitt Romney for Secretary of State is reminiscent of a management style often seen in the boardroom at your work place.

Elections and Teams

By Chester S Spell Ph.D. on November 28, 2016 in Team Spirit
Can research in groups and teams help us understand today's politics and the implications of Donald Trump's success?

Talking as a Tool for Growth

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on November 28, 2016 in How To Do Life
With proper precautions, it's wise to routinely talk out your half-baked ideas.

Nonverbal Communication and Strategic Flexibility

By Audrey Nelson Ph.D. on November 27, 2016 in He Speaks, She Speaks
Strategic flexibility means expanding your nonverbal communication repertoire to use the best skill available for a particular situation.

How to Handle a Friend Who Pressures You to Buy Stuff

By Irene S Levine Ph.D. on November 27, 2016 in The Friendship Doctor
As the holidays approach, friends may lean on you to help achieve their business goals. How can you respond graciously?

Why Artificial Intelligence Will Replace Managers

By Ray Williams on November 24, 2016 in Wired for Success
Artificial intelligence (AI) will replace many blue-collar and white-collar jobs. It may also have a big impact on all levels of management, right up to the C-suite.

Make Identity Great Again

By Dawn R. Norris, Ph.D. on November 23, 2016 in The Next Step
Did working-class identity loss help Trump win?

How Writing Can Save Your Career

By Katharine Brooks Ed.D. on November 22, 2016 in Career Transitions
If traditional solutions to workplace stress aren't working anymore, try writing. You may be surprised at what you learn about yourself and your work.

10 Ways to Uncover the Hidden Job Market

By Brad Waters on November 22, 2016 in Design Your Path
10 ways to locate hard-to-find job openings

Toxic Employee: Stop It or Leave

It's human nature to ignore an unpleasant problem. But ignoring a toxic employee can bring down your entire workplace.

5 Ways Your Thinking Can Hold You Back

What is wrong with wanting things to be perfect? Nothing, unless it is hurting you.

Where Do Creative Ideas Come From?

By Drew Boyd on November 21, 2016 in Inside the Box
Mankind has used patterns for thousands of years to solve problems and innovate. Learn how to reapply those patterns to anything you want to innovate.