Archive : Self-management (257)

February, 2019

Movie reviews. Almost.

October, 2017

I finally found the secret to waking up early

February, 2017

The secret weapon for helping people with Aspergers succeed as adults

September, 2016

How to give a compliment

What homeschooling and job-hopping trends have in common

July, 2016

The reason we stink at solving our own problems (and how I get along with my ex-husband)

June, 2016

Why being admired is overrated

Your complaints about other people tell you what you need to change in you

January, 2016

How to manage your online brand

November, 2015

Travel is terrible for your career

September, 2015

Let your definition of success evolve over time

August, 2015

Find perfect ENFJ balance: Make people happy while getting things done

July, 2015

Beliefs follow action; lessons from a pig farm bar mitzvah

May, 2015

Shortcuts to reinventing yourself

February, 2015

How to not self-destruct

Finding a mate isn’t luck. It’s about setting a goal and reaching it.

November, 2014

7 Ways to have a good marriage

September, 2014

5 Steps to successful reinvention. And a Melissa update.

June, 2014

Test yourself: Are you preachy, arrogant, and annoying?

Report from my own happiness lab

April, 2014

There’s a high price to hiding from the need to transition

March, 2014

When is worry good?

February, 2014

How to tell if you’re headed to the top

January, 2014

Five traits of high earners that will make you not want to be one

December, 2013

The new authenticity: More nuanced than simple transparency

Five steps to make a breakdown just a little breakdown

November, 2013

Books that have tortured me.

October, 2013

Do you have the guts to live a life that sings?

September, 2013

Is your marriage ruining your career?

Test yourself: Are you an Information-Age star or a cog in the wheel?

August, 2013

5 Things you have to unlearn to succeed at work

What I’m reading. Really.

July, 2013

5 Things I was wrong about

May, 2013

3 Rules high achievers never break

December, 2012

How to be a creative success

The truth about good listening skills

November, 2012

Secrets of successful yoga studios, and tactics to examine ideas that suck

October, 2012

5 steps to developing your resilience

Success requires balancing being right with being nice

May, 2012

5 Reasons you should specialize right now

We are in the age of personal responsibility

Attention to problems matters more than solutions to problems

What we can learn from the lies people tell

How to make amends for bad behavior

April, 2012

5 tips for business travel

March, 2012

How to recognize poor executive function

February, 2012

How to improve your life with pharmaceuticals

January, 2012

How to have faith in yourself

5 Ideas that will influence 2012

My New Year's resolution: pay attention

Zero tolerance for domestic violence is wrong

December, 2011

How to ask smart questions

November, 2011

How to stave off loneliness

October, 2011

Meditation vs. Medication

July, 2011

How to see the need for change

My accidental vacation

June, 2011

How to spot a cheater

Work is a safe haven

April, 2011

5 Shortcuts to make yourself more valuable

January, 2011

Social skills boot camp

The coming decade will be about trust

Is it OK to be different at work than you are at home?

How to think out of the box

Achilles heel of minimalism: It’s boring

How to bounce back (again and again)

November, 2010

What it’s like to have sex with someone with Asperger’s

Why Gen Y outperforms everyone at work

Come to the Brazen Careerist party in DC

October, 2010

Being a snob creates too many limits

How I solved my sleep problems

Perfectionism is a disease. Here’s how to beat it.

September, 2010

How to take intelligent risks

How to do damage control

How I decide to work on Rosh Hashannah

July, 2010

The farmer reviews three business books

June, 2010

Privacy is the new celebrity

May, 2010

Trend watch: HR, texting, needlepoint

April, 2010

We’re nearing the end of email, maybe

Turning point

February, 2010

The nuts and bolts of building a brand

Almost a review of Seth Godin’s book, Linchpin

Check-up for self-delusion

January, 2010

8 Tips for anger management

You can be happier by reading this post

December, 2009

How to put blog comments to good use

Welcome, San Francisco Chronicle readers

There’s no magic pill for being lost.

Asperger’s at work: Why I need a sick day to register my car

November, 2009

Don’t be a snob about career advice

How to make business travel manageable

October, 2009

Why men should give women flowers

September, 2009

This week’s series: How to deal with Asperger Syndrome at work

All career issues are religious issues. Maybe.

Knowing a problem is harder than solving it

Lessons in self-confidence (from Amanda Blank)

July, 2009

How to have more self-discipline

June, 2009

How to be a tall person at work

May, 2009

Good grammar might derail your career

How to recognize bad advice about work

Three times you should lie at work

Five steps to make yourself great

April, 2009

Gold digging Web 2.0 style

Twentysomething: Gen Y is better than everyone else at marketing themselves

January, 2009

How to decide if you need a therapist

How to shift between work and dating

Change how you walk to change your life

December, 2008

Make better decisions for yourself by watching decisions celebrities make

Focus on learning in the face of recession

October, 2008

3 Ways work will change when Gen Y is in charge

Self-sabotage is never limited to just one part of your life

Intentional non-productivity is a productivity tool

July, 2008

Three bad career questions people ask me all the time

Stop blaming your Blackberry for your lack of self-discipline

June, 2008

How to identify someone who is giving you bad advice

May, 2008

None of us has especially unique career trouble – not even Emily Gould

Keeping an eye on my career while I go through a divorce

April, 2008

How to start something that scares you (and I’m Twittering)

Plastic surgery is the next must-have career tool. Maybe

March, 2008

Career Lessons from Eliot Spitzer's Call Girl, Ashley Dupre

Secrets of an obsesssive note taker gone bad

January, 2008

Quick fixes for image problems

How to get a job you’re not qualified for

Maybe there will be a recession. Here’s what to do just in case

Advice from the trenches of my television trials

December, 2007

Learn to take criticism well by choosing your critics well

How to figure out which tasks you can ignore

The end of work as we know it

What to consider when considering a workplace hook-up

November, 2007

Stop thinking you’ll get by on your high I.Q.

Confidence boosters that work for me

October, 2007

5 Ways great speakers connect with their audience

Gays who are out of the closet at work have stronger careers

Are MBAs becoming obsolete?

September, 2007

4 Weight-loss tips from my month in the mental ward

What’s a good question? What’s a good answer?

August, 2007

Lose ten pounds in two weeks by changing how you work

July, 2007

My run-in with Marc Benioff, and tips to be a star performer

June, 2007

Learn public speaking that’s based in authenticity (and I just took this workshop myself)

Regular exercise is no longer optional

May, 2007

Book excerpt: How to write so people pay attention

Twentysomething: Best Buy gets it. Stop watching the clock.

April, 2007

Employee loyalty isn’t gone, it’s just different

Four ways to make a bad job good

Paying dues is so old school

If someone’s bugging you, change yourself

March, 2007

Do you need a career coach or a shrink?

Take an inventory of your friends, and act on it

The long-distance relationship goes mainstream: 3 tips for survival

Hey, it’s time to pre-order my book!

The one skill you need for three key areas of career growth

February, 2007

4 new ideas for becoming more effective at work

Friday smorgasbord: 4 how-to’s

Strategies for a sleep-deprived workday

Pay attention to your critics — at least some of them

January, 2007

4 tips for being your own career coach

December, 2006

Productivity tip: Face-to-face contact energizes your brain

Good news for job hoppers: Frequent change maintains passion

Your significant other can teach you workplace skills

Beware of burnout: Take the test

November, 2006

Take the risk of specializing in order to stand out

The nuts and bolts of being nice

Thanksgiving is good for your career

Why were there no blog posts this week?

Hey, take time to vote!

Knowing when to make your move

October, 2006

Myths we hold about workplace stress

You are the sum of the people you play with

September, 2006

Forget about asking yourself if you’re likeable

The funeral industry can teach you how to specialize in your career

How my friend copes with her disability at work

Don’t post naked photos of yourself. From work. Duh.

How to deal with depression at work

TIME Magazine mentioned my blog. Now what?

What to do in college to be successful in your career

August, 2006

How to sort through career advice

Three more ways to think about career happiness

Jack Welch needs to play more golf

Happiness is being with people who aren’t crazy

I’m moving out of New York City

Make time for big ideas: Twenty minutes

Office politics is not optional: Five tips for doing it better

How to tell your boss you quit: Artfully shift the balance of power

A messy desk undermines your career

July, 2006

Your bad mood at the office is from you, not the job

Interview tip: Manage your image by telling good stories

The art of playing the sex-kitten card at work

Overrated: Cleaning up your online identity / Underrated: Cleaning up your offline identity

You will like your job more if you make a friend at work

How to be a star performer: 4 things to get good at

How to find happiness: Listen to scientists who study it

Social skills matter more than ever, so here’s how to get them

Workplace etiquette Emily Post would never think of

Devil Wears Prada is a hit, but that doesn’t mean it’s career news

Writing short is good

Networking for a new generation: Be authentic

June, 2006

Training is essential, so make sure it’s a perk you receive

Howard Stern’s lesson in customer loyalty

Even on steroids, you have to be nice

May, 2006

Expand your opportunities by finding a specialty

Star performance doesn’t trump interpersonal problems

April, 2006

Training vital to developing self-awareness, office smarts

Don’t be the hardest worker in your job or in your job hunt

First post

February, 2006

Advice for new managers: Be nice

January, 2006

Bad situations breed creativity

Don’t use workplace jargon

Go to the gym

December, 2005

Is your email out of control? Test yourself

Buzzword of the year: Authenticity

September, 2005

You need an entourage

6 most violated resume writing rules

August, 2005

Big goals require big plans: Losing weight after pregnancy

July, 2005

Organize your days around your goals

June, 2005

Managing during labor

This advice applies to you

4 worst mistakes of a first-time manager

May, 2005

The new generation gap: Xers and Ys

April, 2005

Ode to the backup plan

6 ways to give your job hunt spunk

March, 2005

List of things I hate

Learn from Martha Stewart about bouncing back

November, 2004

I should be sleeping now

7 steps to finding and keeping a mentor

Blame yourself first: Answers to letters from readers, sort of

September, 2004

6 ways to improve your writing

Notes from a grouchy networker

August, 2004

You only need $40,000 to be happy

July, 2004

You need a personal assistant

June, 2004

What I learned from communication coaching

Beware of the nuances of email

March, 2004

Power lunch etiquette

Being late is bad

February, 2004

Career lessons about grit (and nepotism) from Oscar-nominee Sofia Coppola

List of ways to ruin a list

A Valentine for my husband

November, 2003

Sometimes work is a welcome distraction

October, 2003

Don’t tell me you’re busy

September, 2003

List of things I hate

July, 2003

Summer reading is serious business

The secrets we keep at work: How I navigate with dyslexia

June, 2003

Marketing lessons from Esther Williams

The best way to break rules

May, 2003

Hire someone to rewrite your resume: It worked for me

Public Speaking 101

Go to the gym to pump up your career

April, 2003

Don’t wait until you bottom out to make a big change

The Q & A column: Where I (sort of) answer questions you (sort of) asked

March, 2003

Catherine Zeta-Jones, workplace reformer

5 emails you should never write

How to find a career coach

February, 2003

Use the Barney’s catalogue as a primer for dressing for success

Whippersnapper whistleblowers beware: You’re in a tough business

January, 2003

Story of my strife: What I learned when my company went bankrupt

December, 2002

Most jobs are creative, if you are creative

10 Ways to improve your job

November, 2002

Use workplace skills to improve Thanksgiving dinner

May, 2002

Slowing down a career to have kids