Personal Development

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“Small, ongoing conflicts” increase by three to five times the chances that you’ll come down with a stress-related illness. So, take these “small, ongoing steps” to reduce stress at work and at home … and keep yourself healthy:
  Even upbeat, energetic people have slumps. You can pull yourself out of one with a little wisdom and these tactics.
Think of Jackie Kennedy, Oprah Winfrey, Nelson Mandela  … even top rock stars. Leaders in any circle often have qualities that make them stand out in a crowd.  You can too, by cultivating these four characteristics 31-year-old Jackie Kennedy demonstrated as first lady…
Choking is a two-part process that can hit whenever the stakes are high: You tell yourself that something will go badly. You then under-perform to ensure that your prediction comes true. How can you stop choking?
Stress may be inevitable, and it can be a positive force. But your ability to keep from burning out is important not just for your productivity in the office but your physical health, as well.
You know best about your boss, your co-workers and your workplace’s culture, but, in general, don’t talk about your personal life in the office when it’s unnecessary, unflattering or confidential.
Committing a major mistake at work can feel like it’s the end of the world. But it isn’t the end of your career … depending on how you handle it. Here are three steps to take.
When tough times threaten the office, your most powerful ally may be your attitude. Shift it into high gear with these three thoughts. Then move from fear toward solution by taking these steps.
Even if your co-workers are your only customers, applying the principles of great customer service will allow you to sell your skills at a premium price.
If you don’t win the promotion or new job you interviewed for, find out how to strengthen your position for the next opening. After every interview, immediately critique your own performance by asking yourself these questions.
Rachel Montgomery of Ft. Meade, Md., came close to burnout, working long hours and weekends, before she found the power to make a priority of what she has to do, should do and even wants to do. Here are her tips.
To survive in your workstation, you may have unconsciously adapted to many small inconveniences. Take a few minutes to analyze your surroundings, and you’ll see how small changes could add up to a major improvement to your work space … and your mood.