Career

At times, you may feel your motivation begin to flag. But while a little dysphoria is normal, the blues can turn into full-blown job burnout.
A variety of recent studies have ex­­plored the connections be­­tween people’s motivation during workouts and the music they listen to as they exercise. What they’ve found is that music does make a difference.
Jasmine Freeman, Vice President at Office Dynamics (@OfficeDynamics), recently shared, on her blog, her top 10 “must follow” admin resources on Twitter.

4 good things about being selfish

September 17, 2014 Categorized in: Personal Development

Selfishness is often seen as a negative quality, but Melissa Deuter, a clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of Texas Health Science Center, disagrees. She and another expert offer a few reasons why being selfish can be good for you.
If you have a work personality that clashes with others, you won’t get very far, says Shane Atchison, CEO at creative agency Possible.

Asking for a promotion? Be prepared

September 10, 2014 Categorized in: Advancement

Heather Huhman, founder and president of Come Recom­­­mended, suggests taking these steps a month before you decide to pop the question.

10 steps toward self-confidence

September 3, 2014 Categorized in: Personal Development

You know this already: It takes confidence to advance. You also know that self-confidence can be hard to hang onto. Luckily, you can learn to feel confident.
Research shows overconfidence can raise your status even if you don’t have the skills to back it up. A paper on the subject by Jessica Ken­­nedy of Vanderbilt University and Cam­­eron Anderson and Don Moore of UC Berkeley attempts to explain this phenomenon.
Bonnie Low-Kramen, author of Be the Ultimate Assistant, explains six things that make assistants good at their jobs and irreplaceable to their employers.
Here are three types of balance to bring to your life to harmonize your body and mind and boost work performance.
Most of us have had periods at work where it seems all we’re doing is putting out fires and dealing with interruptions. But when those occasional periods turn into everyday experience, it can lead quickly to burnout. Take this quiz and see how well you cope.
Focusing on bad feelings and experiences from the past can be a barrier to your present and fu­­ture success. So, how do you stop it?
Many misused words and phrases have be­­come so common they’re now in­­cluded in some dictionaries, but they once had correct usages. Here’s a list of phrases you might be saying wrong.