Essential Reads

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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."

A Case for Neural Augmentation

By Eric Leuthardt M.D. on October 20, 2017 in Mind Blender
In an era when information is expanding exponentially, we may have to modify our brains to keep up.

How Do Leaders Deal With Disruption? Make New Maps

By Chris Kutarna Ph.D. on October 19, 2017 in Age of Discovery
Struggling to keep pace with the speed of change? By reframing our worlds, we can lead change instead.
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Hierarchies and Rotations

By Michael Bar-Eli, Ph.D. on October 17, 2017 in Boost!
With an abundance of talent, maybe establishing a team hierarchy is the wrong approach.

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THE Gap

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on October 24, 2017 in How To Do Life
A new approach.

18 Ways to Start a New Career Without Incurring Massive Debt

By Brad Waters on October 23, 2017 in Design Your Path
Employers are complaining about an abundance of job openings and not enough qualified candidates to fill them. Here are 18 ideas for getting experience, training, and education.

Are You Sucking the Intelligence Out of Your Team?

By Peter Bregman on October 23, 2017 in How We Work
Discover the one question that can make you a multiplier, a workaround for micromanaging, and the five disciplines of the multiplier leader.

Psychology Isn't Immune From a Harvey Weinstein Problem

The recent Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment scandal has highlighted how powerful and influential men can egregiously exploit young women in any field, even psychology.

How to Work With Freelancers (Without Going Insane)

By Andy Molinsky Ph.D. on October 23, 2017 in Adaptation
How to manage your freelancer, and manage yourself.

#MeToo: What We Know About Sexual Harassment

Is sexual harassment more prevalent than we realize?

The Collaborative Art of Public Speaking

Collaborating with the right partner can reduce the dread (and procrastination time) of preparing for a presentation, and improve your results.

Go With the Flaw

By Marcia Reynolds Psy.D. on October 21, 2017 in Wander Woman
The moment you realize you made a mistake and feel stupid, whipped, or embarrassed, you can be powerful. Learn how to master your mind before you beat yourself up.

Killing Your Performance Rankings? How to Ensure Success

By David Rock on October 19, 2017 in Your Brain at Work
Want to kill your performance rankings? These tips, rooted in neuroscience, can help you do it the right way.

How Workplace Bullying is Impacting LGBT Employees

By Sue Scheff on October 19, 2017 in Shame Nation
Forty-one percent of LGBT workers who have been bullied at work have left a job because they have felt bullied.

Secrets, Fear and Sexual Harassment

By Barbara Greenberg Ph.D. on October 18, 2017 in The Teen Doctor
How to handle sexual harassment.

#MeToo Meet #ImperfectMen

Why aren’t #ImperfectMen speaking out?

How to Wield the Power of Vulnerability

Think about the last time you tried to have a conversation with someone who didn’t already agree with you. How well did it go?
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When Do We Change Our Minds? Think of a Jenga Tower

By Ryan Smerek, Ph.D. on October 18, 2017 in Learning at Work
The next time you seem to be in an intractable conflict, think about where you are in the Jenga Tower (and what this says about belief centrality).

12 Tips for Landing a Job at a Company You Admire

By Brad Waters on October 17, 2017 in Design Your Path
Online job applications not getting you a foot in the door of your favorite companies? Here are 12 tips for catching their attention.

Are You Confusing Comfort With Happiness?

By Peter Bregman on October 16, 2017 in How We Work
Discover the four pillars of meaning, why our culture has an obsession with happiness, and why happiness can’t be pursued.
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Building on Blindness

By Elizabeth Young on October 15, 2017 in Adaptations
"Going blind," Willa says, "I fear I may become invisible."

Want to Be Happier? Ditch the Work-Life Balance Metaphor

By Andy Molinsky Ph.D. on October 14, 2017 in Adaptation
Want to Be Happier? Ditch the Work-Life Balance Metaphor

A 10-point strategy for responding to sexual harassment

By Peter T. Coleman Ph.D. on October 12, 2017 in The Five Percent
How can women protect themselves from abuse at work in the era of Harvey Weinstein and Bill O'Reilly?

Is Direct Care Work in Mental Health Right for You?

Direct care work is not necessarily easy, but they payoff is large.

Yes, Condemn Weinstein, but Don't Endorse a “Pence Rule”

All of us are alarmed and angered by revelations about Harvey Weinstein. But does this justify restrictive rules on interactions between men and women like Mike Pence follows?

3 Ways to Create Sacred Space at Work

Thrive in a healthy and happy work environment by creating a sacred space at work.

Thoughts on Action Versus Reflection

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on October 11, 2017 in How To Do Life
My answer to a relative's question.

How to Manage a Type A Boss

Having a competitive, Type A boss can be challenging, but can also be rewarding—if you manage things.

Polyamory at Work

This blog explores some of the reasons polyamorous might want to come out or avoid coming out at work and the potential impacts polyamorous folks might experience.

How to Deal with Takers at Work

Are you struggling to deal with someone whose only interest is to take from others so they can make themselves look better? What’s the best way to deal with a taker at work?

Can Specific Rituals Before An Event Impact Our Performance?

By Peter Bregman on October 09, 2017 in How We Work
Find out how you can manipulate your environment to reduce anxiety, use mental visualizations to increase your confidence, and choose songs that get you in “the zone.”

Foiling Dishonest Job Seekers

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on October 09, 2017 in How To Do Life
Advice for employers and job hunters.

The Weekend Effect

Is your work dragging you down? Here are some possible reasons why and what you can do about it.

Boost Your Cultural Intelligence with This Simple Tool

By Andy Molinsky Ph.D. on October 08, 2017 in Adaptation
No more messy frameworks. This tool distills culture into six simple elements.