The Role of the Unconscious in Career Development

Today’s interview is with Dr. Lynn Friedman, a psychologist / psychoanalyst who is an expert on the role of the unconscious in career development. I talked with Dr. Friedman about how people can know when the unconscious is affecting their career and workplace behavior, and what they can do about it. Dr. Friedman, what are ways […]

Moving Beyond The Impostor Syndrome

For many years I’ve recommended Dr. Valerie Young’s work each time I’ve discovered that a client suffers from the Impostor Syndrome. Because this happens so frequently, I decided to write about Dr. Young’s recent book, The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women: Why Capable People Suffer from the Impostor Syndrome and How to Thrive in Spite […]

Assessing Organizational Culture: Will This Be A Good Place For You To Work?

When you’re looking for a job, it’s important to consider an organization’s culture. You need to assess whether you’ll be a good “cultural fit” for the organization, and whether the organization will be a good fit for you. Cultural fit is an important determinant of your success, engagement and even happiness on the job. So […]

Vocational Psychology Career Advice

It has always been surprising to me that so few psychologists choose vocational psychology as a career choice. Given that Sigmund Freud said that love and work were the two most important activities in life, you would think psychologists would be extremely interested in the dynamics of choosing, changing, or advancing careers. However, this has […]

Smart Employers Offer Workplace Flexibility

In the Industrial Age, it made sense to tie workers to schedules and specific locations. In the Information Age, work can be done from anywhere and at times that are convenient to workers, clients, and customers. I predict that in the future, the employers who resist this trend will be left in the dust by […]

How To Deal With Narcissists In The Workplace

Is there someone at your workplace who has an unrealistic or inflated sense of self-importance, who can’t seem to understand any point-of-view other than his or her own, and who is hypersensitive to criticism (but can sure dish it out to others!)? If so, you may be dealing with someone with narcissistic personality structure. Narcissistic […]

Learn How To Delegate

Recently I asked a group of entrepreneurs to tell me what causes them stress in running their businesses. Many of their responses centered around having too much to do and not enough hours in the day to get it all done. Some business owners described a feeling of constant anxiety about the tasks that are […]

Are You Afraid To Start A Business?

Many people know deep down that they would be happiest as an entrepreneur, but then fear stops them. Are you one of those people? Are you afraid to start a business? It is such a shame that fear so often deprives the world of the businesses that could be meeting the needs of clients and […]