Tag Archives: workplace

Why Being a Lazy Manager Is a Good Thing

“Lazy” typically isn’t a word you’d like people to use when describing you, especially in the workplace. But guess what? Being lazy is a good thing! As a manager, you want to help your employees. And that’s great — until … r

3 Ways to Fight Stress in the Workplace

Modern workplaces are filled with hard working, motivated people who all have one thing in common: they’re incredibly stressed out. r

How To Get Support In the Workplace

A few days ago I received a call from a concerned young marketer with a problem. It was not an uncommon issue; he was having trouble gathering the necessary support from across the organization to execute a project he’d been assigned. Many professionals experience similar problems, particularly early in their careers. r

3 Tips for Finding Positivity in an Endlessly Negative Workplace

These are extremely positive things and things to be praised. Now, along with long hours at work, dealing with difficult projects, and collaborating with new people, one of the most difficult aspects of the working world is staying positive when everyone around you is endlessly negative. This is not to say that things will always be negative at work or even that negativity will happen at all, but if it does, negativity can be extremely detrimental to your success and happiness at work. r

An Analytical Approach to Self Improvement

Readers who’ve been following PickTheBrain for the past few months may have noticed my inability to pick a tagline and stick with it. Each one I chose felt wrong after a couple weeks because the purpose of the site continued … r

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Overcoming a Loss of Motivation

How many times have you started a new activity (such as a personal project or exercise routine) with a burst of enthusiasm, only to see that initial momentum evaporate? This post will help you get past that motivational block. r