Job Satisfaction

In defence of happiness: why emotional intelligence is key in the digital age

Much has been written about the relationship between a happy, positive workplace and an effective, productive workforce. But the definition of …

Emotional Intelligence

The 9-to-5 workday doesn’t work for everyone (and how to create a life of total freedom)

A single employer for life was the dream and long-term goal for many people in the industrial age.<p>Love it or hate it, the traditional job landscape …

The Workplace

How to come out stronger during any season of change

Experiencing change is inevitable in any context— from the transitioning from one season of life into another, or from the shifting of leadership at …

The Workplace

Why leaders should write ‘we/us’ instead of ‘I/me’

Leadership doesn’t mean take all the credit.<p>If employees read and hear leaders drop a lot of, “I did this” and “I did that” and, in essence, “look at …

The Workplace

Eight great tricks for reading people’s body language

Body language provides an amazing amount of information on what other people are thinking <i>if</i> you know what to look for. And who hasn’t wanted to read …

Body Language

10 tweaks to your morning routine that will transform your entire day

I don’t know anyone who couldn’t use a little boost in their energy and self-control.<p>Researchers at the University of Nottingham recently published …

Productivity

The gift and power of emotional courage

Psychologist Susan David shares how the way we deal with our emotions shapes everything that matters: our actions, careers, relationships, health and …

Career Development

Dr Miriam Stoppard: Research suggests grumpy old pensioners simply don't exist

You’ll be glad to know there’s an upside to getting on.<p>It seems we’re happier than at any other times in our lives.<p>The annual wellbeing survey from …

grumpy

The education week that was: Maths teachers in negative numbers

Problems with recruiting and retaining maths teachers were widely known about, but this week research carried out by <i>Tes</i> has laid bare the worrying …

Education (UK)

6 practical reasons why you are not a strong leader

A reporter once asked me whether the FBI provides textbooks for an agent to study so they can become a strong leader. The answer is no; FBI agents …

The Workplace

How we think about introverts and solitude may be all wrong

Thanks to Susan Cain’s bestselling book on the power of introverts, popular personality quizzes, and jokes of those quizzes, introversion has come to …

The Workplace

6 tips for surviving a marathon workday

There are days where you slip into work at 9 am and get to head out before 5 pm … and then there are ones where you leave a little after dawn and get …

The Workplace

This executive likes to literally make her clients sweat

To close business deals, Microsoft EVP of business development Peggy Johnson literally goes the extra mile. In a new <i>Wall Street Journal</i> profile on …

Self-improvement

These are the best laptops you can buy right now

<i>This post was done in partnership with</i> <i>Wirecutter</i><i>. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter’s independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and</i> …

Self-improvement

Why you need a much more chill to-do list

You know you'll be interrupted at work, so learn to plan for it.<p>I love an old-school to-do list. It's a piece of scrap paper that I keep right next …

Time Management

Out of office: Examining the relationship between stress and remote work

Can working from home -- or at least away from the office -- bring freedom and stress-free job satisfaction? Not always, according to a new study. …

Remote Working

Why Jeff Bezos schedules all of his ‘high IQ’ meetings between 10 a.m. and noon

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is rather particular about scheduling meetings.<p>He famously popularized the “two pizza” meeting rule, which holds that you …

Jeff Bezos

What makes a boss good or bad?

Most of us have indulged in sessions of boss-bashing or daydreaming about how we would do a much better job if we were in charge. However, being a …

The Workplace

Productivity ninja: 5 powerful tips for getting more stuff done

1) Know when you’re at your best<p>And plan accordingly. <b>To be a productivity ninja focus less on time management, and more on managing your …

The Workplace

Survey: 72% of employees think their coworkers aren’t good communicators

New data from online learning and teaching marketplace Udemy shows that 72% of employees think their coworkers aren’t good communicators— more …

The Workplace

Majority of advertising/marketing hiring managers favor a ‘compressed schedule’

While prior research has found that 45% of workers in different countries think they could get their work done in a maximum of five hours, more …

The Workplace

10 ways ridiculously successful people think differently

Successful people come from all walks of life, yet they all have one thing in common: where others see impenetrable barriers, they see challenges to …

Self-improvement

England comes last for teacher job satisfaction

Nowhere has worse teacher job satisfaction than England, according to new research from the UCL Institute of Education.<p>The researchers looked at job …

Education (UK)

This 1 habit will make Sunday less stressful, and Monday more productive

People who don’t make progress toward their goals all share 1 thing in common:<p>They never sit down and reflect on what isn’t working.<p>Instead, …

The Workplace

This is how to survive in a toxic workplace: 3 secrets from research

Do you deal with some awful people at work? Do they annoy you beyond belief at times?<p>Actually, it’s a lot worse than that — whether you realize it or …

Self-improvement

10 tips for being your own best advocate

If you’re starting out in your career or just landed a new job, it can be challenging to advocate for yourself. Asking your manager for a promotion, …

The Workplace

How to make yourself work when you’re not in the mood

Procrastination affects everyone. It sneaks up on most people when they’re tired or bored, but for some, procrastination can be a full-fledged …

Procrastination

​4 reasons why you should hire remote workers

Finding, attracting, hiring, and retaining the best talent for your projects is difficult. Hiring remote workers increases loyalty and the bottom …

Remote Working

5 Productivity Traps to Avoid When You're Self-Employed

When you work for yourself, being productive as a small business owner is as important as it is challenging. There's no one else around to keep you on track or pick up the slack if you fall behind. It's up to you to get everything done--and it's not just about getting the work completed. It's about …

Time Management

UiPath Chooses Oracle Cloud for Robotic Process Automation

Small-to-medium businesses (SMBs) have been leveraging automation to achieve more with shrinking resources and budgets. UiPath is a leading provider …

Robotic Process Automation