Filed under Professional Development

The Concept of Social Proof

When in doubt, look around you and do what the people at the next table are doing.  Most of us do it, and it works most of the time.  You probably won’t make a monkey of yourself in any given situation. Continue reading


It Was a Very Good Year

Closing out a business year offers the chance to reflect on what you’ve accomplished – or survived – personally and professionally. Continue reading

Five Flavors of Impostor

Valerie Young is the author of The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women: Why Capable People Suffer from the Impostor Syndrome and How to Thrive in Spite of It. In a previous post, I wrote about how women are much more likely to think of themselves as impostors. Men, on the other hand, tend to think … Continue reading

Quiz: Are You a Habitual Procrastinator?

In this post, I gave some tips for overcoming procrastination based on The Procrastination Cure by  Damon Zahariades. His last chapter in the book is dedicated to a quiz to help you determine if you need help overcoming this habit. After you’ve rated the 15 statements from one to five, we’ll tally your score to gauge your tendency … Continue reading