Essential Reads

Three Tricks to Find Your Flow

When was the last time you were so focused that time stood still?

Why "Science Benefits When We Think More and Do Less"

A foundation director reflects on the need for leisure in scientific lives

Distracted Living

Take Your Attention Back!

7 New Books to Read This Fall

The best new titles on psychology

Recent Posts on Work

My Best Tweets, Part VI

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on September 04, 2015 in How To Do Life
27 of my best ideas, each in just a sentence or two.

Are You Mentally Tough Enough?

Three ways you can develop 'sisu' to help you conquer those uncomfortable challenges.

Three Tricks to Find Your Flow

By Christine L Carter Ph.D. on September 03, 2015 in Raising Happiness
Athletes call this mental state being in “The Zone”; psychologists call it “flow” or peak experience, and they have linked it to leading a life of happiness and purpose.

My Best Tweets: Part V

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on September 03, 2015 in How To Do Life
22 of my best ideas on work & on relationships, each in just a sentence or two.

How to Stress Less in a Traffic Jam

By Linda Wasmer Andrews on September 02, 2015 in Minding the Body
Rush-hour commuters in the United States lose an average of 42 hours per year to traffic delays. Here's how to navigate traffic jams with less stress.

Workover: A Tilesetter Would Like to Own His Own Business

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on September 02, 2015 in How To Do Life
Advice I gave to a caller to my NPR-San Francisco radio program.

Steve Jobs - The Visionary in the Man (in the Machine)

By Mark Goulston M.D., F.A.P.A. on September 02, 2015 in Just Listen
It seems we can't let go of Steve Jobs until we figure our the secret to his genius, so that we can all think like one. Use this 4 step formula to come darn close.

Why "Science Benefits When We Think More and Do Less"

Does the productivity of scientific careers come at the cost of creativity? One foundation director worries that it does.

Your Over-Parenting Can Damage Your Child's Education

Teachers have gone from mentoring students to monitoring students. They're urged to report accounts of unblemished success to the parents. That's not an education.

10 Mistakes to Avoid in a Job Interview

Research, and the opinions and observations of professional recruiters were used to compile this list of 10 major mistakes that are commonly made in hiring interviews.

Making Your Labor Day Party a Success

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on September 01, 2015 in How To Do Life
Your party will be more successful if you consider psychological as well as logistical matters.

Do You Know Your Derailment Factors? Part One.

By Megan Dalla-Camina on August 31, 2015 in Real Women
Knowing your derailment factors is critical to your career success. In Part One of this two part series, business and leadership strategist Megan Dalla-Camina outlines 6 of the twelve factors you need to be thinking about to maximise your success.

Bargain Better in Life Using Hostage Negotiation Psychology

The idea was to get the message home; the situation was hopeless for the hostage taker. Demonstration of overwhelming firepower convinces that giving oneself up is the only option. It seems to make logical sense.If this had worked without substantial loss of life, then we might still be using it today. The Contending Model, because it was so lethal, went out of fashion...

Smashing the Glass Ceiling: Women Rangers

By Michael D. Matthews Ph.D. on August 31, 2015 in Head Strong
Military psychologists have played an important role in the successful integration of women into combat and other non-traditional military jobs.

How Counselors and Coaches Can Stand Out From the Crowd

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on August 31, 2015 in How To Do Life
With a counselor and coach under every rock, providers must stand out without being cheesy

Innovators: Beware the Hindsight Bias

By Drew Boyd on August 30, 2015 in Inside the Box
Hindsight bias, also known as the “knew-it-all-along effect”, is the inclination to see events that have already occurred as being more predictable than they were before they took place. Hindsight bias causes you to view events as more predictable than they really are. After an event, people often believe that they knew the outcome of the event before it actually happened.

Case Study: Why She is Unproductive

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on August 30, 2015 in How To Do Life
We unpeeled the onion. Lessons were unearthed.

Curing Excuse-Making Syndrome

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on August 29, 2015 in How To Do Life
It feels good to externalize responsibility but that often leads to career and life failure.

Sleep, Dreams, and Income Inequality

Low-income people tend to have worse sleep, and fewer lucid dreams, than do high-income people. Those are some of the findings from a new demographic survey of the sleep and dream patterns of American adults.

Distracted Living

Realize where your priorities lie and turn your undivided attention towards them to use all of your efforts and resources achieving things that make you feel proud and content. These seven tips can help you stop living distracted and add more value to the time you have!

25 Simple Trust Building Behaviors

Engagement. Innovation. Trust. Stop thinking about the outcomes you want. Focus, instead, on the simple, organic, and natural way to get all three. Explore what that looks like with these 25 behaviors.

Who Says Extroverts Make Better Leaders? Part 1

Introverts, take the lead! So urges Andy Johnson, the introvert, leader, executive coach, and licensed counselor who wrote Introvert Revolution. Johnson is leading the charge to eradicate the bias against introvert leadership. In this first installment of a two-part series, he sheds light on the plight of the introvert leader.

Unvarnished

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on August 28, 2015 in How To Do Life
Straight talk on what works in the real world.

Attracting Millennial Job Applicants using Social Media

By Eddy Ng Ph.D. on August 27, 2015 in Diverse and Competitive
How to Increase Applicant Reach and Reduce Recruiting Costs

The perils of our “on-call” work culture

By Craig Dowden Ph.D. on August 27, 2015 in The Leader's Code
It may surprise you that we are all "on-call" and it is taking a toll.

How To Design Your Dream Job

By Aaron Hurst on August 27, 2015 in The Purpose Economy
No job is a perfect fit until you take ownership of it and make it your own.

4 Most Common Ways to Derail a Career

There are a variety of factors that can derail our careers, cause us to lose jobs or promotions, and lead to unending stress. Here are the most common career derailers.

7 New Books to Read This Fall

By Adam Grant Ph.D. on August 27, 2015 in Give and Take
The best new reads on psychology

The Disposable Person—Being Unvalued in the Modern Age

Do you ever get the funny feeling that something isn't right? Not to make trouble or anything—but maybe you are right. Do you feel like you’re in a state of chronic interview, a cog in the system, a rat the race, and that seemingly significant people in your life—in romance and at work—may not care about you as a human being? Here's why...

Career Advice for Geniuses (Revised and Expanded)

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on August 27, 2015 in How To Do Life
Smart people don't have it as easy as many people think. Help is here.