The Right Way to Discuss Your Failures in a Job Interview

October 31 , 2016

In interviewing hundreds of people, I’ve found that the way a candidate answers one key question tells me more about them than any other. I'll usually wait until the candidate has relaxed somewhat and begins to open up. Then, about halfway through the interview, I'll ask, "What has been a moment...

Filed Under: Interview Advice, interview questions, Interviews, Personality, personality, psychology, Publishing

Simple Ways to Stretch Out Your Summer Vacation

August 18 , 2016

Recently, my boyfriend and I completed a one-week road trip from the California Redwoods to Portland, Oregon. When I returned to work and everyone asked how my trip was, rather than responding with the typical “Too fast,” I responded that it was great. Lazy, hazy days these were not. We did so...

Filed Under: Happiness, summer vacation, Psychology, psychology, Vacation, vacation

4 Ways to Figure Out What You're Good At (Not Just Passionate About)

November 19 , 2015

It’s a universal dream to do what we’re passionate about. The only problem with this aspiration is that sometimes the thing we most care about isn’t what we do best. As Gloria Steinem famously said, “We teach what we need to learn, and write what we need to know.”

Filed Under: ambition, Career Advice, Confidence, Professional Development, professional development, Psychology, psychology, Self Reflection, strengths

How Positivity Makes You Healthy and Successful

October 08 , 2015

When faced with setbacks and challenges, we’ve all received the well-meaning advice to “stay positive.” The greater the challenge, the more this glass-half-full wisdom can come across as Pollyannaish and unrealistic. It’s hard to find the motivation to focus on the positive when positivity seems...

Filed Under: Attitude, behavior in the workplace, Decision Making, focus, Good Habits, good habits, Happiness, health, positivity, Psychology, psychology, Success, success

5 Simple Exercises to Break your Patterns

October 13 , 2014

It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change. This wonderful quote of Leon C. Megginson is still so relevant in our fast changing world. That's why it's important for you to break your routines once...

Filed Under: Strategy, Psychology, psychology, Quick Tips, quick tips, Your Career, your career

Are You A Hill-Finder Or A Hill-Taker?

January 30 , 2014

It's always exciting to hire someone who's talented and a good culture fit. But in my experience, it's easy to conflate that exciting person person's skill (and, importantly, passion) in planning and strategizing with his or her ability to execute an established mission. Especially from just a...

Filed Under: Cognitive Ability, cognitive ability, Insights, insights, Personality, personality, Psychology, psychology