Melissa Felix

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7 Characteristics of an Awesome Office

Guest post by the Association of Workplace Engagement Times are changing fast. What people yearned for, expected and cared about 10 years ago is so …

How to Avoid 4 Mental Blockers That Can Sabotage Your Career

<i>This story originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p>You may not realize it, but your brain is working against you.<p>Think about it: How many times have you tried to focus in a meeting, only to succumb to a burning desire to check your Instagram?<p>Or how about the time you were told to come up with 10 new …

Finally, an honest meditation to eliminate the 'horse sh*t' from your life

Have you ever been meditating and thought, "This would be way more interesting with expletives"? Well, looks like the gods have smiled upon you.<p>Jason …

Can Negative Thinking Make You Sick?

By now, the mind-body connection is a familiar idea. Most people are aware, for example, that stress can produce physical symptoms like an upset …

8 Great Office Collaboration Tools For Your Team

A while back I wrote an article about the “fives types of office collaboration tools” that are commonly available, each one a different style of collaboration and project management, with the recommendation that you determine which format best fit your team’s particular working style and …

6 Things A Woman With Depression Wants You To Know

“I’m almost relieved,” I remember saying to my therapist, during my senior year of high school. It was the week after my mother’s long-term boyfriend passed away, the first totally unexpected passing of someone who had seemed much too young and full of life to be gone. And it broke me.<p>“I finally …

Depression

How To Lead When You Aren't The Leader

I was recently coaching a group of young professionals who work for one of my clients in New Jersey. I was helping them analyze their 360Reach personal brand survey reports (disclosure: 360Reach is a product of my company, Reach Personal Branding) so they could understand how they are perceived by …

How Successful People Stay Cool During Tough Conversations

A colleague of mine is fond of saying, “Work is easy; people are hard.” And it’s so true. The work itself would be a cakewalk if it weren’t for the minefield of politics, sensitivity, expectation, and ego. And when it’s time to have a tough conversation, from letting someone down to letting someone …

Success

9 Ways to Make Your Psychotherapy Sessions More Effective

At the beginning of therapy, many people are curious about what they need to do to make therapy work for them. They know that they will have to work …

4 Keys to Overcoming Emotional Overload When You're Highly Empathic

<i>HJ: Being highly empathic is an amazing gift, but it also requires you to be able to discern what is yours and what is someone else’s. Otherwise you</i> …

Emotional Intelligence

Does Your Leadership Inspire Freedom or Fear? 4 Ways to Tell

Independence Day was yesterday and it had me thinking about freedom. As we all know, the desire to be free from the rule of the British Empire was …

Leadership

LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner describes 3 qualities that make a great leader

Weiner's leadership style has earned him the trust of founder and chairman Reid Hoffman, his team, and LinkedIn investors. Glassdoor named him the highest-rated CEO of 2014.<p>Earlier this year, Weiner spoke at the Wisdom 2.0 conference in San Francisco, where he explained how he understands his role …

Leadership

TimeBoxing: What Is It And How To Use It

• Orginally Posted June 29, 2015<br>• Katy Whitton<br>• 6 Comments<br>• Productivity<p>In time management, timeboxing allocates a fixed time period, called a <b>time box</b>, to …

The Top Complaints from Employees About Their Leaders

If you’re the kind of boss who fails to make genuine connections with your direct reports, take heed: 91% of employees say communication issues can drag executives down, according to results from our new Interact/Harris Poll, which was conducted online with roughly 1,000 U.S. workers.<p>In the survey, …

12 tips every photographer should know

17 interview questions that are designed to trick you

But while they may seem simple — that's the point — some are actually designed to get you to reveal information you may have been trying to conceal. In other words: they're trick questions.<p>"To uncover areas that may reflect inconsistencies, hiring managers sometimes ask these tricky questions," …

Can Anything Motivate My Lazy Employees?

Dear Liz,<p>I’ve been in the Operations end of financial services for two decades now. I manage back-end processing operations and I have had excellent jobs at three very strong companies.<p>Three years ago I took a new job with my existing employer. I moved to a new location and became the manager for …

Employment

5 Myths About Organizational Culture Every CEO Should Know

The rising awareness of the importance of organizational culture has given way to a host of new pundits and opinions on the topic.<p>Many thought leaders today are talking about company culture as if it’s akin to capturing a unicorn. It carries a romantic and mythological appeal that makes it an …

The Best Employee Engagement Strategy Is From The Bottom Up

So what’s the right employee engagement strategy to dramatically increase engagement in <i>your</i> organization?<p>Well let’s first talk about the <i>wrong</i> strategy…<p>Usually, someone from HR has to convince the CEO to spend money on an employee survey. And when the results come back, the data is hoarded by the …

Elon Musk embodies 2 surprising traits of highly effective leaders

A friend of mine recently left Tesla, the renowned electric car maker, saying both, "It was incredible," and "I'd never work there again."<p>His sentiment echoed that of several former employees of another of today's most celebrated companies, SpaceX, when I interviewed them for my 2014 book on …

8 Things People With Hidden Depression Do

Last Updated on January 17, 2018<p>Jane Scearce<p>Read full profile<p>Though public understanding of depression has improved somewhat over the years, we as a …

Square CEO Jack Dorsey Says If You’re Making Decisions, You’re Not Leading

It's counter-logical, but leaders rarely make decisions for others. Managers make decisions for others (and dehumanize them in the process). Most people who think they are leading are only managing. Great leaders know the difference.<p><b>The Manager--How Not to Do It</b><p>Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo, is …

Leadership