Essential Reads

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.

Is It a Good Idea To Build on Signature Strengths?

By Todd B. Kashdan Ph.D. on February 01, 2016 in Curious?
There is a surge of interest in assessing and using psychological strengths. In this blog post, I detail what prior journal articles, books, and expensive workshops are missing.

15 Control Tactics of Difficult People

Be on the lookout for these, before you get blindsided!

More Posts on Work

Study Says Grit Isn't Always a Good Thing

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.


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.

Cultivating YES: 6 Strategies That Can Optimize Your Success

By Bobby Hoffman Ph.D. on February 01, 2016 Motivate!
Have you ever tried to persuade someone and had your request denied? Don't settle for "NO!" Using these 6 evidence-based strategies correctly may change the course of your life!

Managing and Sustaining an Aging Nursing Workforce

By Eddy Ng Ph.D. on February 01, 2016 Diverse and Competitive
What do you do when your nurses get old?

Find Out What's Going On With Customers and Team Members

How you can get valid information from customers and employees while honoring the chain of command.

How Others Judge You

The need for acceptance is fairly high on our list of social priorities. What's more important is how others see us, or how they receive us, and what they do with that.

The Best Managers are the Best Communicators

By Victor Lipman on January 31, 2016 Mind of the Manager
Solid manager-employee relationships are built on a foundation of communication. Research bears this out, as did a long-ago conversation.

The Single Word that Helps You Say "No" in a Kind Way

Saying "no" nicely is no easy task. Here is one way to do it well.

Confronting a Toxic Racial Climate

A negative racial environment can be costly, resulting in high turnover, discrimination lawsuits, and even forced resignations. What can be done?

High at the Office: Four Things You Should Know

As an employer, it is in your company’s and employees’ best interest to help them find appropriate treatment.

Cold Weather Is an Inconvenience, but Is It a Health Risk?

By Peter Edelstein M.D. on January 29, 2016 Patient Power
The freezing air and icy winds bring traffic jams and cancelled flights. But the drop in temperature also brings health risks. Here's what they are and how to prevent them.

5 Ways to Flourish at Work

Researchers suggest that our workplaces have much to gain and much to offer by helping us to cultivate wellbeing.

Your Status as a Single Person Is a Diversity Issue

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on January 28, 2016 Living Single
Here's why unmarried status is a diversity issue. In this article, I focus on the workplace.

Gender Pay Inequality and Mental Health

Beyond Bullying! It's hard to believe that in this day and age, women are still treated as second class citizens in the workplace.

What Every Leader Should Know About Trust and Influence

As a leader, how much influence do you really have with those you are expected to lead? The answer might surprise you.

The Rise of Toxic Leadership and Toxic Workplaces

By Ray Williams on January 27, 2016 Wired for Success
The truth of the matter is that we are hypocrites, and we are witnessing the rise of toxic leaders and workplaces. We tend to choose or follow a very different kind of leader.

Managing Midlife Malaise

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on January 27, 2016 How To Do Life
Is that all there is? Is it all downhill from here?

Workplace Bullies Are Bad, Really

Workplace bullying isn't going away soon so smart owners and managers will be prepared to deal with it. It's both the right thing to do and the smart business move.