How to Climb the Ladder Without Sacrificing Everything Else That Matters What do you do? It’s a question as common in introductions as sweaty handshakes and awkward small talk. It also sends an underlying message: Your identity’s inextricably linked to your professional role...
The super simple trick that made my mornings way more productive I excel at getting distracted. Or, more accurately, I excel at turning, “Let me just check what the weather’s going to be this morning” into a 45-minute deep dive into old photos on my phone, followed by giving into the urge to clean out my inbox, followed by a top-to-bottom Instagram scroll.
4 smart ways successful people respond to feedback Have you ever been given candid feedback from your boss about how your work’s going? As more and more companies place value on the performance review and improved communication, the answer is probably yes. And yet, people—regardless of title—tend to dread this one-on-one conversation.
9 habits holding you back from being a better communicator Communication problems are often at the heart of the issues that lead people to enter my therapy office. Whether it’s a parent struggling to “get through” to a teenager or a couple who feels like they’re falling out of love, the inability to communicate effectively causes tension, anger, and serious relationship problems.
5 things to stop doing at work if you care about your professional reputation Let’s be serious: Who doesn’t want to take his or her career to the next level? Sure, there may be periods of low motivation or productivity, but most of us want to see our careers (and our paychecks) keep advancing.
7 bad habits that bosses never want to see at work When it comes to a business setting, you can think of “unproductive” in three different ways. First, an employee can be so outgoing and bubbly in the office that you actually miss the fact that he or she has never actually been productive. Second, you can see that an employee’s work is starting to decline and realize that the employee has become unproductive. Or lastly, an employee may just plain be unproductive and everyone knows it.
What to do when your boss is a workaholic and expects you to be one too So, your boss is a workaholic and expects you to emulate her? Whether that means working ridiculous hours, inhaling lunch at your desk (or skipping it altogether), and even sacrificing your weekends, reporting to a person like this can be taxing on both your career and home life.
How to negotiate other benefits when the salary offer's low-A handy template The call you’ve been anticipating finally came, and the job is yours! Time to rally the troops for a celebratory dinner. But hold up: Before you accept, you’ve got to negotiate. That much you know. You are ready for this. You even know that when it comes to negotiating a job offer, it’s not all about the salary.
How to disagree with your boss (without getting fired) Let’s face it-openly disagreeing with someone in a way that’s constructive and non-condescending can be tough. But, when that someone is your boss? Things suddenly get a whole lot trickier. You’re not quite seeing eye-to-eye with your supervisor on something, and you feel strongly enough about your opinion that you need to speak your mind and voice your concerns. However, ideally you’d like to do that in a way that doesn’t make you look like a prideful know-it-all who’s challenging his or her authority-resulting in you being shown the door and booted off the team.
Yes, outgoing introverts do exist-Are you one? So, you just found out you’re an introvert. Now you have a new way of understanding yourself and how you relate to the world. You can’t get enough of your new identity, so you’re reading every listicle and blog post about introverts that graces your Facebook news feed. Some articles describe you with frightening accuracy: You like spending time alone, you prefer calm environments, you often think deeply and reflect, and you’d rather text than call.