Personal Development

A guide to smarter web searching

January 5, 2022 Categorized in: Personal Development

Type a few words into a search engine, read the first one or two results, and job done. Right? With the advent of results engineered to show you what others want you to see rather than what you asked for (search engine optimization, or SEO), maybe not.

Let’s get sweaty in 2022!

January 5, 2022 Categorized in: Personal Development

In her book Brilliant Burnout, Nisha Jackson advocates taking charge of your health to maximize your mood, sleep and ability to manage stress. Here are just a few of her tips to fit some activity into your day.
The terms soft skills and hard skills get bandied about a lot. But what do they really mean? In broad terms, they refer to important left-brain (hard) and right-brain (soft) powers that complement one another. Here’s a general breakdown.

Scared to speak up? Don’t be

January 5, 2022 Categorized in: Personal Development

Sometime in your professional career, you’ve likely wanted to speak up about an issue but were hesitant to make that move. The authors of the book Crucial Accountability talk about being in this precarious position, and how fear can corrode our judgment.
“Nowadays, we no longer believe that creativity comes to us from the muses of ancient Greek mythology,” writes clinical psychologist Dr. Jade Wu. “Instead, psychological science gives us some clues into where creativity comes from and how we can cultivate it.” She offers six tips for creative cultivation.
A money-saving tip for hotel bookings … There’s nothing funny about coulrophobia … Does your cat have political aspirations? … Waiter, there’s a face in my soup! … Space is closer than you think.

Listen to your anxiety

December 2, 2021 Categorized in: Personal Development

If you feel yourself slipping into “anxious time,” ask yourself these questions.

Controlling your emotions

December 2, 2021 Categorized in: Personal Development

Emotions are a strange beast, and they are hard to control because they are not logical. Here are some tips to help you regain your control in a stressful work situation.

Dare to embrace ‘average’

December 2, 2021 Categorized in: Personal Development

Here are 13 things ordinary people embrace about the working world.

1-Minute Strategies: January ’22

December 2, 2021 Categorized in: Personal Development

For your most important emails, make your first sentence a real grabber … About to lose some kind of benefit, or don’t think you meet its conditions? … Cell phone running low in a possible emergency situation? … A lesson from Meryl Streep … Skipping shampoo/cultivating conditioner … Are you safe from the pinball menace?
“I won’t call you on your day off.” Have you ever fed an employee this line? And did it, at some point, prove to be a bit of a lie? Writer Jason Notte identifies some more frequently-heard managerial fibs for Cheapism. Here are a few to watch yourself for.

Define ‘enough’ for yourself

November 3, 2021 Categorized in: Personal Development

Is enough all we can hope for and more than enough asking for too much?
Many of us would like to be more assertive, and not just at work. Joaquín Selva gives concrete advice in an article for Positive Psychology.