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.

Self-Management vs. Time-Management: What You Need to Know


Back when I was in university, I was pretty lax about managing my time. If I had a mid-term or final coming up, I was notorious for waiting until the week of the exam to crack open my books to read the assigned material.  READ MORE

4 Ways to Stop Being Taken Advantage of at Work


Have you ever found yourself in the middle of an activity at work that you really wished you hadn’t agreed to? Maybe you ended up joining the company softball team, even though you hate sports and are embarrassed by your inability to throw in a straight line.  READ MORE

The Most Crucial Factor In Changing Your Habits For Good: A Psychologist Explains


Based on your choice of reading material, it seems reasonable to suggest you’ve resolved to make changes to your lifestyle sometime in the past, in an effort to become healthier. You’re probably in the midst of trying to make such a change even now. Maybe you decided that you were going to ditch sugar or that you wanted to exercise more. Maybe you decided to watch less TV. Read more

4 Steps to Creating a Shared Vision that Will Energize Your Team


Successful leaders know the importance of creating a strong shared vision for their teams. A compelling vision enables the leader to anticipate an exciting future. And, when confidently communicated to the team, an inspiring vision provides a rallying cry that energizes everyone to accomplish big things. Read more

Want to Truly Help Others? Be Less Empathetic. 


I’ve always been someone who valued being of service to others. Like a lot of people, I was taught “tis better to give than to receive” and that I should “love thy neighbor as thyself.” I’ve always rooted for the underdog and been drawn to want to help others in need. Read more

Five Easy Ways to Calm Your Nerves Five Minutes Before a Job Interview


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

Why Taking A Walk In The Park Might Be The Best Self-Care Strategy EVER (According To Science)


In my journey as an entrepreneur, I’ve experienced my fair share of disappointments. Whether client deals that have fallen through, product launches that performed worse than expected, or article pitches that were rejected, dealing with setbacks is just part of business. READ MORE

5 Common Productivity Mistakes to Avoid at All Costs


We all have 24 hours in day. While a lot of us complain about that simply not being enough time, there are a few people who seem to magically achieve far more during this time than the rest of us. And, they manage to do it while still finding time for themselves. READ MORE

How Mindfulness Helped a Workplace Diversity Exercise


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)


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


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


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


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


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


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

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?


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


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


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

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