Personal Development

You probably hear a lot of ignorant or incorrect ideas in the course of your workweek. Laughing at or arguing with people can hurt your relationship with them, so you may want to “play dumb” if you hear something ridiculous, says Geoffrey Tumlin, author of “Stop Talking, Start Communicating.”
If you ask Sara Geiger, she’ll tell you it’s fantastic. Geiger loves the atmosphere at the eight-building campus in Menlo Park, Calif. She loves the free meals, the on-site gym and happy hour drinks. Most of all, reports Claire Moorman in the Dubois County Herald, she feels like she belongs there.
Editors at The Muse offer these ideas for keeping busy, bettering yourself and boosting your career.
There are endless tips and tricks to mitigate the effects of stress, but what if you could shift your stress mindset altogether? A technique called “adding the opposite” can help you do just that, writes Lea McLeod, founder of The Job Success Lab.

Simple habits can make you happier

December 24, 2014 Categorized in: Personal Development

Research shows that employees want to be happy at work, and a bump in salary is not the most effective way to achieve this, according to a survey by staffing company Spherion. But the good news is a lot of people already are happy at work, and you can steal some of their secrets to become happier yourself.  
Equal pay is the most important issue working women face today, according to 42% of working women surveyed by Gallup. Here’s what the women said.
Even little things can affect your productivity in big ways, and making some simple changes to the way you approach your workday can pay off, says Lifehacker’s Eric Rav­­ens­­craft.
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Don’t freak out if your boss asks “How do you want to grow?” She may be throwing you a curveball, but she’s also giving you an opportunity to participate in a conversation about your professional development, says confidence coach Steve Errey. He offers three suggestions on what to answer.
With the new year just around the corner, it’s time to think about how to make the upcoming year your best yet. By making a few changes to how you approach your career, you’ll be well on your way to making 2015 a banner year.
The practice of mindfulness might seem out of place in the high-paced business world, but admins would benefit if they took a moment to live in the now. Here’s why, according to clinical psychologist Cheryl Rezek.
Some people just seem to have that “it factor”—the effortless charm and intelligence to seem at ease in all situations. How do they do it?
You can use positivity to rid yourself of petty complaints and drive both your own productivity and your colleagues’, says author Caroline L. Arnold. Here’s how.