Essential Reads

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.

The Two Conversations You’re Having When You Negotiate

By Andy Molinsky Ph.D. on December 05, 2016 in Adaptation
The two conversations you’re having when you negotiate (hint: one is with yourself).

What to Do When You're the Target of Negative Gossip

By Emma M. Seppälä Ph.D. on December 05, 2016 in Feeling It
When it comes to being the target of negative gossip, you can make yourself resilient and avoid letting it get the best of you.

A Voice of Moderation in the Time of Trump

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on December 04, 2016 in How To Do Life
An interview with Robert Samuelson, a self-described “messy moderate.”

More Posts on Work

Even if you failed...what then?

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
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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.

What’s Wrong with Wanting Things to Be Perfect?

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.

Getting Deep Fast

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on November 19, 2016 in How To Do Life
Everyone knows they should network. The key is to get deep with people quickly.

Why People Adopted Agriculture

By Nigel Barber Ph.D. on November 18, 2016 in The Human Beast
The key question about the adoption of agriculture is motivational. Did our ancestors gravitate to the hard labor on farms because they grasped its potential for increasing food?

Words to Move You to Action

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on November 18, 2016 in How To Do Life
These 40 words will help you take action.

Autism Employment: The Importance of Mentors

By Chantal Sicile-Kira on November 17, 2016 in The Autism Advocate
If your child appears to have skills or a real interest in a specific area, someone who works in that field can help the child realize the application of his interests.

3 Skills Sets That Will Make Your Resume Pop

Pick up a few skills in these areas and watch your marketability rise

Can You Be Vulnerable at Work?

By Megan Dalla-Camina on November 16, 2016 in Real Women
Is there a place for vulnerability in the workplace? A discussion on what it means to be an authentic leader.