Essential Reads

8 Signs You're in a Relationship With a Gaslighter

By Preston Ni M.S.B.A. on February 15, 2017 in Communication Success
How gaslighters emotionally manipulate, traumatize, and exploit victims in personal and professional relationships.

7 Ways to Annoy the Boss (and Why You Should Avoid Them)

Striving for success in your career may mean nothing more than succeeding at work. Getting those good job ratings can be in reach if you steer clear of these pitfalls.

Are You a Stretcher or Are You A Chaser?

The answer to this question holds the key to leading a happy and successful life.

The Working Parent and Too Much Choice

By Yael Schonbrun Ph.D. on February 12, 2017 in Moderating
For working parents blessed to have choices, the pressure to decide whether to prioritize one role over another feels never-ending. Learning to choose skillfully can help.

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Exhausted After Work?

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on February 22, 2017 in How To Do Life
Don’t treat the symptom. Cure the disease.

Managing Risk and Danger in 21st Century Careers

Are you living a new career but relying on old assumptions about risk-taking? You can do better!

Creating and Collaborating Broadens Street Art's Reach

By Roni Beth Tower Ph.D., ABPP on February 22, 2017 in Life, Refracted
On Feb. 21, 2017 the New York Times noted the 69th floor of 4 World Trade Center had invited renowned street artists to express themselves inside and legally. Reach expands again.

5 Reasons We Tolerate Bullying Leaders

We have all encountered them at work or seen them in the political arena: Leaders who are essentially bullies. Why do we give bullies such power over us?
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If You Have a “Big Stick” Speaking Softly Is Natural

By Steven Berglas Ph.D. on February 21, 2017 in Executive Ego
Ever wonder why rabble rousers act as they do? Here's why...

Ten Ways to Ruin a Conference

By Sherry Hamby Ph.D. on February 21, 2017 in The Web of Violence
The secrets for hosting a truly boring meeting, with minimal learning or networking.

Dealing with Fear of Growing Irrelevant

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on February 21, 2017 in How To Do Life
Age often leads to becoming irrelevant. What to do?

Drug Use And Creativity

By Mark D. Griffiths Ph.D. on February 21, 2017 in In Excess
A recent systematic review of the psychological literature reviewed all studies that provided empirical data on the relationship between psychoactive substance use.

In Defense of Duty

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on February 19, 2017 in How To Do Life
Duty and responsibility have lost stature to autonomy and creativity--Alas.
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Five Management Approaches to Workplace Violence Prevention

By Steve Albrecht DBA on February 19, 2017 in The Act of Violence
Companies can stop workplace violence if they follow these five steps.
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Don’t Bet on “Anything Goes” Regulation Change

I do expect some change to regulations on bullying and sexual harassment, but business owners and managers will still need to maintain a safe environment in the workplace.

Want to Be Less of a Perfectionist? (Try To) Do This 1 Thing

By Andy Molinsky Ph.D. on February 18, 2017 in Adaptation
Want to Be Less of a Perfectionist? (Try To) Do This 1 Thing

Advice for Burned-Out Lawyers

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on February 17, 2017 in How To Do Life
Incremental and major suggestions for the unhappy attorney.

For Burned-Out Teachers

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on February 16, 2017 in How To Do Life
Solutions for people in a high-turnover profession.

This Motivation Hack Will Instantly Alter Your Thinking

By Bobby Hoffman Ph.D. on February 16, 2017 in Motivate!
The "Anchor Hack" can help you identify personal benchmarks that enhance performance and increase achievement.

Mindful Habits of Top Entrepreneurs!

By Michael Woodward Ph.D. on February 15, 2017 in Spotting Opportunity
Four simple habits for improving mental well-being from some of America's top entrepreneurs!

Finding the Meaning of Life Today

By Andy Tix Ph.D. on February 15, 2017 in The Pursuit of Peace
We may want to make our "mark" on the world, but the greatest sources of meaning and significance may be found in little moments throughout daily life.

Becoming More Efficient

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on February 15, 2017 in How To Do Life
Making better use of your time.

The Truth About Becoming More Confident

By Megan Dalla-Camina on February 14, 2017 in Real Women
Are you dreaming of the day when you'll suddenly have the confidence to speak up and go after what you want? Here are 4 small steps you can take to build your confidence today.

How to Make Your Relationships More Resilient

Developing high-quality relationships is critical to a happy, healthy and resilient life.

Narcissistic or Not?

By Loren Soeiro, Ph.D. ABPP on February 13, 2017 in I Hear You
The entire millennial generation has been criticized as narcissistic and entitled. Can this really be true?
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Rise Up: The Hidden Power of Your Phasic Strengths

By Ryan M. Niemiec Psy.D. on February 13, 2017 in What Matters Most?
How do you rise to the occasion? What strengths are part of "rising up" when we really need to?

Hearts, Candies, and Work

How to be sociable yet still get your work done.

7 Ways to Own Your Success Without Sounding Narcissistic

It's OK to tell other people about your achievement. Here's how to do it without bragging.

Changing Careers? Do This First

By Katharine Brooks Ed.D. on February 10, 2017 in Career Transitions
Career transitioners often make one key mistake: they do not put themselves in the new role before they interview for the position.

In Celebration of the “F” Word

Giving permission to fail can lead to more productivity and increase a company’s bottom line.

Practicing Self-Care this Valentine’s Day

By Goal Auzeen Saedi Ph.D. on February 09, 2017 in Millennial Media
Shower some pink hearts on yourself this Valentine's Day and every day! Your spirit will thank you!

Why Eyes are Blue

By Nigel Barber Ph.D. on February 08, 2017 in The Human Beast
Our remote ancestors likely had dark eyes, whether brown or black. Blue eyes are common in northern Europe and emerged some 5,000 years ago. This suggests evolution can be fast.

What's It Like to Write a Book?

When faced with any project, creative or otherwise, we often face doubt and fear. Learn how to keep them at bay with this one simple trick.

The Psychology of Meetings

By Adrian Furnham Ph.D. on February 04, 2017 in A Sideways View
Meetings waste hours. Why do we have so many of them? Does them improve decision making? How to make them more efficient and effective.