Month: January 2009

Keeping An Even Keel During Difficult Times

During these difficult economic times, more and more people are saying they’re stressed out.  In addition, psychologists are saying they’ve never seen this much depression and anxiety.  The big question is how do you keep an even keel in the midst of all this?  University of California-Irvine psychologist, Salvatore Maddi, offers some insight base upon…

Managerial Insights From Job Interviews

My wife has conducted a fair number of job interviews in recent years.  One of the questions she always asks is: “What kind of supervisor do you prefer?”  Never once has anyone said, “I’d love to be micromanaged.”  Or, “I love it when my boss points out my mistakes and ignores what I do well.” …

Being Nice Is Really A Very Selfish Act

It’s a fact of life, when you’re nice to people, they’re nice back–it’s called The Law of Reciprocity.  And, the more people you’re nice to, the more people you have out there who are looking for an opportunity to be nice to you.  For example, how many times have you heard someone say something like:…