The Time Doctor provides great suggestions for improving the group process. Also, visit the listing of articles for practical ways to set goals and manage time effectively (many are especially appropriate for those with both a family and a career).
This THRIVEnet story of the month is a delightful account of a
woman who reacted to a layoff notice in a way that led to a new position
being created for her. Susan's story shows what can happen when you let
yourself speak out.
Position yourself for promotions, increase your job security and marketability: Showcase your skills and obtain the recognition and rewards you deserve!! Suggestions for assembling a useful portfolio; includes a sampler [requires Adobe's Acrobat Reader - available free] showing the wide range of work samples or artifacts that can be included in today's career portfolio. Other resources for portfolio development and use are also available in this section.
Author, Monica Nucciarone, knows first hand what it means to be a "moonlighter" and, in this short essay, discusses the increasing trend towards moonlighting and how portfolios figure into this particular career lifestyle.
Al Siebert, Ph.D. (author of The Survivor Personality) provides a list of Key Indicators of Resiliency, describes the basic qualities and some guidelines for self-development, and suggests that
the highly resilient person (while not fitting the norm, perhaps) has a competitive advantage in today's world.
Do you get your message accross? Poor communication skills are at the core of many frustrating relationship problems,
be it in interactions with friends, marriage-partner, co-workers, children or authority figures. This on-line Communication Skills Inventory will provide some useful feedback regarding your current skill level.
Sharpening your communication skills can dramatically broaden and brighten your
career prospects. Jensen's article explains WHY treating others as we would like to be treated won't necessarily work and provides suggestions for more effective approaches.
This article by Frieda Curtindale tells of the potential negative impact of difficult people in the work place (lost clients, slowed
progress, increased absenteeism); strategies for dealing effectively with
them are suggested.
The Art of Thinking by Allen Harrison and Robert Bramson helps explain why seeing things from different experiences and perspectives is helpful in the problem solving process, an essential skill for success in today's workplace. Additional articles on PROBLEMS AND PROBLEM SOLVING as well as IDEATION AND LATERAL THINKING are available in the main index.
Research article explaining how recognizing personality traits and the resultant behavior patterns will help us understand others, enhance our working relationships, and help us maintain our perspective. Other Research Papers are available from the California Public Employer Labor Relations Association (CALPELRA).