Work life Articles

Giving Constructive Feedback -7 Ways You are Getting it Wrong

Do you fancy yourself a helpful sort who is always giving constructive feedback? Yet somehow, nobody else seems to appreciate it? Are you giving constructive feedback wrong? 7 Key mistakes  Giving feedback is actually an art. Done wrong, it dwindles into not much more than criticism, judgement, blame, and ‘advice‘.  Why does it matter? We...

Is a Psychometric Test Really What You Think?

Why is it that your colleagues are always so cool under stress, but you panic? That you are brilliant at reading, but find numbers make your mind blank? A psychometric test would have something to say about it.   What is psychometric testing? Psychometric testing is a measurement of our mental capabilities and processing powers. It...

Introverts in the Workplace – How Can You Cope?

From open space environments to team building events, modern work life is rarely geared to introverts in the workplace. How can you navigate expectations and succeed in a workplace geared to extroverts if you are an introvert? Are you actually an introvert?  The word ‘introvert’ is very misunderstood. Introvert and shyness are not synonyms, nor is...

“Is My Boss a Sociopath?” How to Know (And Why It Matters)

Your boss is controlling and mean. And you find yourself asking, “is my boss a sociopath?” And what should you do if so? Is your boss a sociopath? “Sociopath” is a misused term. What you probably want to ask  is, “does my boss have narcissistic personality disorder?”. Narcissistic personality disorder (NDP) can include such traits...