Judith Sills, Ph.d.

Straight Up Analysis, Straight Up Advice, Straight Up Psychology


The Workplace

Catfight in the Boardroom
Psychology Today
Summary: A gentleman complained recently that, though his private club had committed itself to increasing female membership, the admissions committee had thus far been unsuccessful.

What Not to Say at the Office
New York Times
Summary: NOBODY likes receiving negative feedback from the boss. But you can use it to your advantage, Psychology Today argues.

How to Be a Rising Star
Psychology Today
Summary: Getting ahead requires crossing boundaries. Just beware of the electric fence.

When You're Smarter Than Your Boss
Psychology Today
Summary: The really wise worker knows how to make the boss look good and lend a hand strategically.

Criticism: Taking the Hit
Psychology Today
Summary: Getting negative feedback never feels good, but you can learn to use it to your own advantage. Besides, it's usually a sign that you're moving up.

WHAT'S OFFLINE; Brains (and the Lack Thereof)
New York Times
SUPPOSE you are actually smarter than the person who signs off on your paycheck? What do you do? ''If you are, in fact, brainier than the person you work for -- and let's face it, this does happen -- you have two problems,'' Judith Sills writes in Psychology Today