How To Be Happy In Life And Career – The Zen Way

Can you be happy in life and career at the same time; in today’s world it seems impossible, You are no different than others. Bronnie Ware an Australian nurse who spent several years caring for patients in the last 12 weeks of their lives has heard numerous dying epiphanies and lists these as the top regrets from the death bed in her… Continue reading

8 Things Candidates Can Do To Look Like Stars In Their Next Interview

That’s right. Mostly HR people read this, but I’m still doing a post on how to make sure your responses in interviews as a candidate don’t suck. After all, HR people interview too. At least that’s what I’ve heard. If someone sees you reading this, just tell them you’re putting together a professional development course for the local SHRM chapter.… Continue reading

Make Your Emotions Work for You in Negotiations

Your emotions matter in negotiations. They fuel your behaviors, energize you, and allow you to strengthen—or distance and damage—relationships with the people you’re negotiating with. But too often, people refuse to acknowledge their full range of feelings because they’re afraid of losing the ability to think rationally and act strategically. So researchers and experts in the fields of psychology and… Continue reading

Exploring The Link Between Emotional Control and Success

  One of the underlying assumptions about success in business is that we have to control ourselves and our emotions. For most of the last century emotions have been a ‘dirty’ word in business. The British stiff upper lip is seen as the pinnacle of control. Emotional Intelligence (for more on EI, read my previous article, Can neuroscience enhance acceptance… Continue reading

10 Business Clichés That Prove You’re Lazy

Recognize any of the platitudes on this list? Here’s why you should stop using them–now. Whipping out a platitude isn’t just annoying. Using some platitudes also shows you’re lazy–and not just in words but in actions: “Work smarter, not harder.” What happens when you say that to me? One: You imply I’m stupid. Two: You imply whatever I’m doing should… Continue reading