The 26th of August is National Dog Day in the USA. “But I treat my dog like my Valentine every day of the year,” you protest. “Surely this is just a ploy by the greeting card industry!” Well, perhaps your dog gets the royalty treatment when you’re at home or in the park. But while she may be … More Why Your Boss Should Allow Dogs at Work
Next time your friendly office robot puts its hand on yours and offers you a piece of professional advice that absolutely nails your emotional state, don’t be shocked. The machine may know your personality better than you know yourself—and all from looking into your eyes. Okay, we’re not quite there yet. But researchers have now … More How you Give your Personality Type Away in the Workplace (and Why it Matters)
You’re principled, organized, and driven – so why, as an INFJ, are you not encouraged to pursue leadership roles? The INFJ’s steady reputation often earns us positions of responsibility such as life coach, counselor, or employee relations officer; but positions of actual authority tend to evade us (or we avoid them). It’s an odd one, … More Should an INFJ Accept a Management Position?
Feeling undervalued and underpaid? Spending your spare time looking for a new job? Think again: you might not be presenting yourself to your best advantage at your current position. A whopping 43% of Americans believe they’re underpaid, yet one step they rarely take is to ask for a raise – despite the fact that 70% of those who … More How to Ask for a Raise Without Coming off as Entitled?
Operating successfully in business requires a combination of sharp natural instincts, a thorough education, and a constant attendance to developing trends. It’s not a rigid science: that’s why the best business people work hard to make up for shortcomings in their instincts by learning and practicing the traits and skills that they need. But there’s … More How to overcome your fear of business meeting ‘small talk’
Do you dread meetings? If so, you’re far from alone. That meeting announcement memo can strike fear into the hearts of even the most dedicated professionals. If you find yourself feeling even the slightest reticence each time a meeting is called, it’s worth asking yourself a few questions by way of diagnosis. Continue reading at … More 9 Ways Introverts Can Get Heard in Meetings
Do you understand your own mind? Do you know how to spark creativity at will? Probably not. Nobody does. In the 21st century, we have maps of the brain. There are libraries of books on psychology, behavior, and self-improvement but the very wealth of literature demonstrates very little to no knowledge of what really goes … More How Our Most Celebrated Geniuses Defeated Creative Block