Essential Reads

5 Traits of Positive Narcissism and Their Downfalls

By Preston Ni M.S.B.A. on November 12, 2017 in Communication Success
Narcissism is toxic. Some aspects of narcissism might be positive in the short-term and in limited ways.

Why Automating Retirement Savings May Not Be Enough

By Utpal Dholakia on November 06, 2017 in The Science Behind Behavior
Participants in automatic retirement savings plans are saving at rates far less than the recommended percentages.

5 (More) Ways to Ruin a Perfectly Good Relationship

Relationships can be ruined in multiple ways, particularly when they involve intimate partners. These five things can cause important non-intimate relationships to turn sour.
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When Being a Stay-at-Home Mom Is Not Really a “Choice”

When these mostly well-educated women were asked why they were not working though they wished to, by far the most common response was, “I can't get decent childcare."

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Don't Let Anxiety Ruin Your Day

By Barbara Markway Ph.D. on November 19, 2017 in Shyness Is Nice
Do you feel anxious before you even get out of bed? A few simple strategies can help you cope.

3 Essential Tips for Mastering American-Style Small Talk

By Andy Molinsky Ph.D. on November 19, 2017 in Adaptation
Use these tips to make small talk a proud part of your conversational repertoire.

Are Your Strengths Making You Unhappy?

When it comes to doing more of what you do best each day at work are you missing the mark? So what’s the best way to put your strengths to work?
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Forget Intelligence. Aim for Mental Complexity

By Ryan Smerek, Ph.D. on November 17, 2017 in Learning at Work
Looking for a different way to think about expanding awareness of workplace dynamics?

Oh No! Not Louis C.K.! A Star Admits to Sexual Misconduct

By Deborah L. Davis Ph.D. on November 16, 2017 in Laugh, Cry, Live
Louis C.K. is a talented and lauded comedian. What makes a good guy behave like a bad guy? And how can we come to terms with his grossly inappropriate sexual impositions on women?

The Secret Mindset for a Meaningful Career and Life

By Katharine Brooks Ed.D. on November 16, 2017 in Career Transitions
Turning Pro is a mindset, a philosophy, and a practice. Maybe it's time you turned pro.

Why Psychology Is Essential in a Future Dominated by AI

By Cami Rosso on November 16, 2017 in The Future Brain
In a future where artificial intelligence (AI) is ubiquitous, psychology will help people cope with the uncertainty and change.

Calling Out Sick From Work? Why You May Want to Unplug Too

By Sue Scheff on November 16, 2017 in Shame Nation
A new survey explains how almost half of employees are caught in lies on social media when they call out sick and some are finding themselves on the unemployment line.

You Can't Be Mad At Your Mind for Having Unconscious Biases

By Elizabeth R Thornton on November 15, 2017 in The Objective Leader
You Can't Be Mad at Your Mind for Having Unconscious Biases You can be proud of yourself for overcoming your biases with the help of a Bias Transformation Worksheet

Making Better Bureaucrats

By Glenn C. Altschuler Ph.D. on November 15, 2017 in This Is America
Often deemed rule-obsessed, callous, petty, power-trippers, bureaucrats strive to satisfy the impossible expectations we have of them. They deserve our respect.

The Power of the Little White Lie

By Michael Bar-Eli, Ph.D. on November 14, 2017 in Boost!
Though a moral quandary may exist, paradoxical reframing techniques often rely on “bending the truth.”

Predictions for 2018 and Beyond

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on November 13, 2017 in How To Do Life
Long-term trends that people involved in strategic planning should consider.

What’s Your Ideal Wellbeing Day?

Let’s face it, the reality is most workplaces can make it hard to have your ideal day very consistently. But what if small ideal moments done often could improve your wellbeing?

The Workplace Bully and The Office Sociopath

Individuals who are competent, successful, cooperative and unlikely to confront the bully, or take action when bullied, are particularly susceptible to workplace bullying.

Education’s Future: What Will Replace K-12 and College?

By Peter Gray Ph.D. on November 13, 2017 in Freedom to Learn
Our expensive, time-wasting, anxiety-producing system of education is an immense failure. In a rational world, what would replace it? Here is my answer to that question.

The Manager Who Has Engaged Employees

What is the secret to having engaged employees?

Can Bad Emotions Be Good for You?

By Marcia Reynolds Psy.D. on November 12, 2017 in Wander Woman
Nonpositive emotions can motivate productive behavior. Learn how you can use them to channel your energy in positive directions.

Five Ways to Help You Find Your Passion

By Barton Goldsmith Ph.D. on November 11, 2017 in Emotional Fitness
The important thing is to know that there is more of life you can fall in love with. Just give yourself a chance.

The Passion Plea

By Joel Brockner Ph.D. on November 10, 2017 in The Process Matters
When did passion become an excuse for bad behavior?
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Mindfulness for the Introvert

By Leah Weiss, Ph.D. on November 10, 2017 in The Whole-Hearted Path
How does an introvert learn to speak up? The answer is in the practice of mindfulness.

The Importance of Storytelling in Creative Work

By Melissa Kirk on November 09, 2017 in Test Case
By sharing and being vulnerable, we give our community permission to share and be vulnerable and connect with us.

Thinking About Switching Careers? Read This First.

Anxious about making a big career change? Here are the do's and dont's!
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Lead or Follow? An Introvert Weighs the Challenges

By Sophia Dembling on November 08, 2017 in The Introvert's Corner
After year one of political activism, I'm wondering if I have the will to be a leader.

A Question Everyone's Afraid to Ask

By Kaja Perina on November 07, 2017 in Brainstorm
The meta-question in psychology is now "What questions are off limits?" Increasingly, the answer is "Any inquiry that interferes with people's sense of how the world should work."

Can You Create a Magical Workplace Culture?

Do you wish that you could change the culture of your organization? What does it really take to create a culture of motivated, high-performing employees?

To Guilt or Not to Guilt, That Is the Question

By Yael Schonbrun Ph.D. on November 06, 2017 in Moderating
Do working parents have a guilt mandate?

How To Be a Great Boss Without Losing Your Humanity

By Peter Bregman on November 06, 2017 in How We Work
Learn how to make your critical feedback land, navigate the perilous boundary between honesty and obnoxious aggression, and embrace the power of radical candor.
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I Spy With My Little Eye

Who is watching you and why?
Photo by Paul Bence on Unsplash.

Should You Announce Your Hearing Loss at Meetings?

By Shari Eberts on November 06, 2017 in Life With Hearing Loss
Should you announce your hearing loss at meetings? Absolutely. Self-advocacy helps you get the job done.

24 Signs of a Highly Sensitive Person

By Preston Ni M.S.B.A. on November 05, 2017 in Communication Success
Highly sensitive people often “feel too much” and “feel too deep”. Here are the telling signs.