Dr. Patricia Thompson’s Latest Articles
Let’s face it—no one likes to be judged. But like it or not, that is exactly what a job interview is: a judgment zone. It’s also your chance to show that you’re the right person for the job, but if you’re not confident that you’ve got what it takes, the interviewer won’t be either. READ MORE
While workers of generations past might have been willing to make do with an unfulfilling job that provided forty years of stability, today’s world is different. Now, we live in an age in which many of us expect to pursue our passions by engaging in work that makes our hearts sing.
This is a healthy change, both for individuals and the organizations in which they work. After all, when people love what they do, and see their work as a calling, they tend to have higher satisfaction on the job and in life in general. READ MORE
A couple of years ago I was invited to facilitate an offsite training for the diversity committee of a Fortune 500 company. In an era in which “diversity” has become a buzzword in the business world, the firm’s interest in the topic was both admirable and understandable. READ MORE
Gratitude. It’s a practice that is the foundation of a happy life. Science has shown that it improves self-esteem, makes you more empathetic, helps you to be more resilient, and gives you an overall better sense of well-being.
Do you aim to be a “nice” leader? The kind of leader who is always upbeat and positive, who never makes anyone uncomfortable, and who is loved by all employees?
Being nice is an admirable goal, in and out of the workplace. After all, there is mounting research that suggests that there are a lot of benefits associated with being a leader who creates a positive environment in which people can thrive. READ MORE
Tony Robbins said, “Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.”
If you’re planning to step it up in your career this year, you’re in good company. According to one statistic, almost half of Americans set yearly goals. And, while admittedly, not all of them follow through, with some persistence and planning, you can increase the odds that you will successfully achieve yours. READ MORE