Our Corporate Life
December 12, 2017   •   Volume 8, Issue 23   •   ISSN: 2154-3240    

Holiday Hiatus - We’ll Be Back in 2018!

In This Issue
♦   Feature Article: Self-Compassion During the Holidays
Ask Amanda: I work for an armchair psychologist, help!
♦   Practical Tips: Beat the Bots
Self-Compassion During the Holidays

Even when everything is going well, the holidays are a stressful time of year. Between societal expectations (“it’s the most wonderful time of the year”) and the normal pressure of ending both the quarter and the year, high achievers are likely to feel the squeeze. An often overlooked strategy for dealing with stress is to develop a self-compassionate frame of mind.
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Thought to Ponder

Carve out space for what you value.

Practical Tips: Beat the Bots

If a new job is part of your New Year plan, it’s important to figure out how to get your resume past the automated filtering systems most companies use and into the hands of a real person. Make sure you at least cover the basics.
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  ask Amanda

My manager likes to play armchair psychologist and it makes me crazy. To make it worse, I think he’s often wrong—he certainly is when he tries to analyze my actions. What can I do? S.A., New York, NY

Amanda Mitchell

Trying to change someone else never works. However, if he’s making decisions based on erroneous conclusions, it can be a real problem. The good thing about what he’s doing is that he’s trying to understand people and their motivations. That’s the sign of someone who wants to be a good leader.
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