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Silver Lining Psychology in the Press

 

Dr. Patricia Thompson is an award-winning corporate psychologist who has been featured extensively in the media. Read on for a sample of some of the articles in which she has provided expert advice.

How Mindfulness Helped a Workplace Diversity Exercise

HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW

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

5 Totally Doable Ways to Level Up in Your Career (That You Can Start Right Now)

MINDBODYGREEN

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 goalsRead more

How to Fall Back in Love With Your Job

ESSENCE

Dreading the sound of your morning alarm? You’re not alone! Women of color are among the least contented at the workplace, with about one in three reporting overall job satisfaction, according to data crunched by Vanderbilt University. Read more

Unexpected Lessons In The Art Of Failing Gracefully

FAST COMPANY

Everyone hates the “F” word—failure. But in business, and in life, it goes with the territory. Whether it’s launching a business, trying something new, or simply putting yourself out there, you’re taking a risk. Read more

3 Ways to Prevent Your Workload from Crushing You

MONEY

So much for 9 to 5. The average full-time salaried employee is now putting in nearly 10 hours a day, according to a recent Gallup poll (up slightly from a weekly average of 47 hours in 2007). Read more

Making Gratitude Part of Your Company Culture

Entrepreneur

Thanksgiving provides an opportunity to reflect on all that we’re grateful for, but for some companies, gratitude is not a once-a-year occasion, but is a value embedded in their company culture. Read more

7 Ways to Be a Better Leader

ENTREPRENEUR

If you want to be a successful entrepreneur, you need to first be a successful leader. After all, motivating and inspiring your team to come in every day and do their best work is arguably the single most important aspect of the job. Read more

Why Whiners Don’t Win at Work

CNN
If you want to get ahead in your career, never let ’em see you sweat. Or yell. Or argue. And whatever you do, don’t cry. As it turns out, a level head and a pleasant disposition will get you further in your career than even book smarts will. Read more

Huh? How to Be a Better Listener

The Network Journal

Being a good listener is vital in business. Listening is an important skill in business because it is an essential communication tool. Read more

Are You Really Embracing Workplace Diversity?

HUFFINGTON POST

The benefits of diversity in the workplace are many. Having a diverse and inclusive work force is linked to greater innovation and creativity. Organizations with females in top management and on boards show better financial results.   Read more

7 Habits of Highly Resilient People

LADY LUX

Have you ever noticed how some people are stressed during transitions while others seem to be unfazed by it all? People who can face failure, or stressful situations, without getting overwhelemed are showing emotional resilience. Read more

Using Failure as Fuel: the Anti-Bio

Glass Hammer

The failed start-up. The lost job. The botched client pitch. The college rejection letter. Most missteps along our career path make us cringe and want to put the experience out of sight Read more

You’re Only Hurting Yourself By Not Taking Your Vacation Time

MONSTER

If you wantWhether your idea of a fantastic vacation is a cruise, a drive with the kids through the Grand Canyon or a week at home tackling those garden projects you’ve been planning, chances are, you won’t take full advantage of it.  Read more

Startup Blues: How to Stay Motivated When Launching a Business

MADAME NOIRE
Starting a business is not an easy task. The tiring process of getting a new venture up and ruling can be mentally draining. And it can also be frustrating.  Read more

Why Taking Breaks Makes You More Productive

Mind Body Green

Before I decided to launch my own business, I worked for a busy corporate consulting firm. There was a lot about that firm that was great: the staff was bright and talented, we took pride in our work Read more

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