An article in Inside Higher Ed about saying "no" and a question on a forum I participate in combined to make me aware of a strategy that might be helpful when faced with a difficult decision. What if the default was "No"? In the article, Kerry Ann Rocquemore notices that her default response to a … [Read more...] about Opposite day as a decision making strategy
I've had more than one client recently worry about their inability to get down to their writing. This is not a minor problem. It can lead you to question your ability to do the work you are doing and to question your own identity. If you aren't an academic and a writer, who are … [Read more...] about You are not a procrastinator: Is this a “no” in disguise?
Sometimes I help clients decide whether to turn down a job. Yes, that's right. Even in this tough labour market some of my clients are deciding not to take jobs. These aren't easy choices to make. I've written before about how you are not desperate. That post focused on applying for the right … [Read more...] about Tough decisions: turning down a job offer
Julie Clarenbach and I wrote the Myths & Mismatches series because we know that a lot of people are feeling unhappy with some aspect of their academic career. We also know that a lot of people are blaming themselves. When you feel like the person in this painting, it's pretty hard to … [Read more...] about So, what do you do next…