Business Leaders: 10 Tips to Keep Your Team Motivated

As a team leader, you are responsible for the outcome and performance of that team. In order to achieve great things, you need to have correctly motivated and inspired team members. This can feel like a task that is hard to crack. But, don’t fear – this post summarizes our 10 top tips on how to keep your team motivated… enjoy! 1. Be a supportive leader This is perhaps the most obvious tip on our list of tips on how to keep your team motivated. Yet, not one to be ignored! One way to ensure your employees are correctly inspired …

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How small business owners can use social media to their advantage

In the United States alone, an estimated 244 million people used social media in 2018. On top of this, that number is expected to increase to exceed 257 million by 2023. With this number of people readily available, it is crucial to learn how to use social media to your advantage so that you, and/or your business, doesn’t get left behind… What is social media? Social media includes websites and applications that enable users to create and share content. We’ve all heard of these sites/applications, whether we use it or not: Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest and more recently Tik …

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How to be an Effective Team Player at Work

Team players bring copious benefits to any team. Therefore, it is of no surprise that more and more employers are specifically looking for ‘effective team players’ when hiring the ideal candidates. But, what is an effective team player and how can you become one at work? Let’s discuss! What is an effective team player? I suppose every single one of us will have a slightly different view as to what exactly makes an effective team player. However, in general there is a universal understanding that an effective team player will have qualities such as: Being collaborative. This means that they …

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Solving the Debate: Should we be Personality Testing in the Workplace?

The Institute of Student Employers reported that 92% of employers used some form of personality testing in the hiring process. Clearly, personality testing is more popular than ever. But should companies really be using personality testing in the recruitment process? Should companies be using personality testing in the work place? Many businesses are using tools created by psychologists that are designed to measure our personality. Some of the most popular tools include the Myer-Briggs type indicator, 16 personality factors, Five-factor model tests, and the Hogan Personality Inventory. Granted, our personality makes up a huge part of our-self. But should it be …

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Effective Altruism: How your job or career can make a meaningful contribution to society

What is Effective Altruism? Effective Altruism is a philosophical and social movement. It advocates using evidence and reasoning to determine the most effective way to aid and benefit others. ‘Altruism‘ means having the selfless concern for the well-being of others. If you are altruistic, you have the strong desire to promote and protect someone else’s welfare. A lot of us behave in an altruistic manner. We donate occasionally to charities. Maybe we’ve participated in charity fun run or relay race. Or, we might buy Christmas cards where the proceeds go to a particular charity. Of course, this is doing a …

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The 10 Highest-Paying Jobs in 2020

F0r many of us, money makes the world go round. So, when deciding what career you want to pursue, you may want to consider which ones are going to pay you the big bucks. Or at least make ends meet! To help you with this decision, we’ve done the research for you and made a list on the 10 highest paying jobs in the United States in 2020. The 10 highest paying jobs in 2020: We headed to our favorite and most trusted website: the Bureau of Labor Statistics. They have done an extensive amount of research and have concluded …

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How To Stop Your Mental Health Challenges From Impacting Your Work Life

Mental health in the workplace is a topic that I personally feel is not addressed enough. According to the National Institute of Mental Health Disorders, an estimated 26% of Americans aged 18 or over suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder each year. That’s over a quarter of the American population. With so many of us facing mental health issues each year, it is important to know how to stop your mental health from impacting your working life. How to stop your mental health from impacting your working life Our mental health, which includes our emotional, psychological and social well-being, can …

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How to Deal With Conflict at Work

Throughout our lives, we will all find ourselves facing conflict at home, at work or in our social circle. We all deal with this conflict in different ways. However, when at work, your reputation and job are on the line. So, it is very important to know how to deal with conflict at work What is conflict at work? Conflict at work is inevitable. People from different backgrounds, with different views, different working styles and different ideas are brought together for a shared purpose. And, according to a CPP Global Human Capital Report, employees in the United States spend approximately …

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What is Logotherapy and Can it Help Me?

If you are a student or fan of psychology, then I am sure you’ve heard of the popular therapies: cognitive behavioral therapy, psychoanalysis, and person-centered therapy to name a few. But what about Logotherapy? In a world focused on well-being and mental health, I find it interesting that so few people have heard about logotherapy. Admittedly, even with a masters degree in psychology, I’d never heard of logotherapy until very recently (when reading Frankl). And my mother, a psychotherapist, had also never heard of logotherapy. So, what is logotherapy? And, is psychology’s best kept secret a hidden gem or just …

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The Three Viennese Schools of Psychotherapy: What Drives Human Behaviour

Vienna, the capital city of Austria, was the hometown of three of the most famous psychotherapists who have shaped much of how the modern western world views psychotherapy. Together the theories and work of Freud, Adler and Frankl make up what is referred to as the Three Viennese Schools of Psychotherapy. We’ll analyze and compare each school of thought in a moment.  But first let’s consider the question: what is psychotherapy? What is Pyschotherapy? The term ‘psychotherapy’ covers a wide range of approaches and methods used in therapy. These approaches can use sessions that involve one to one talking. Or, …

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