Personal Growth & Development
- Mind Tools.com for a variety of resources (many free) to help with work-related, personal development.
- Free Management Resources on Stress Management and Time Management
- National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, a variety of resources in their Work/Life Center
- How to Make Your Own Luck, Maria Popova, a helpful review of Maximize Your Potential Cultivate Your Craft, Take New Risks & Build Your Creative Career
Conflict Style and Communication:
- A 25-question quiz (scroll to bottom and click on “start”) to help you understand your own conflict style, and strengths and weaknesses of each style, from the US Institute of Peace. After completing the quiz online, you can see an interpretation of your responses.
- You may have a local community mediation or dispute resolution center. In addition to providing services for people in conflict, these organizations often provide a range of training opportunities, resources, and speakers to increase skills in communication and conflict resolution.
- Teleos Leadership Institute, resources and videos on emotional intelligence and leadership
- Building the Emotionally Intelligent Organization, by Ellen Van Oosten and Richard Boyatzis
- Dr David M Levy (University of Washington's iSchool) has investigated contemplation, mindfulness, multi-tasking, and information overload.
- Top 10 Tricks for Dealing with Email Overload, Whitson Gordon, Lifehacker
Stress Reduction and Positive Thinking
- LibGuides on Stress, Positive Thinking and Positive Attitude
- Linda Bruno:
The ONE Organizational Tip That Could Change Your Life!
7 Stress-free Stress Reducers!
- Breathe2Relax, an app that provides breathing exersises to reduce stress.
- National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has a variety of resources on stress at work
- Six Second Pause, based on the concept that it takes 6 seconds for the chemicals that cause emotion to break down in the brain. “It takes six seconds to manage anger. It takes six seconds to create compassion.It takes six seconds to change the world.”
- Positive Renewal: Can You Even Keep Going?, Richard E. Boyatzis and Melvin Smith
Time management and Personal Productivity
- In Praise of Laziness, the Economist
- Make Time for the Work That Matters, a Harvard Business School Assessment tool created to help identify ways to become more productive. (see also Interview with assessment creators)
- What a Messy Desk May Say About You, NY Times
- Randy Pausch Lecture: Time Management (video)
- 5 Days A Week Paper Mousepad, a WebJunction staffer recommends using this paper mousepad to jot down the 2 or 3 big buckets of work to focus on each day.
- Todoist, a free tool to turn your browser into the ultimate to-do and productivity manager.
- Evernote is a free tool that allows you to pull together different types of documents and files into one place.
- Remember the Milk and Wunderlist and Toodledo are free list-making tools that allow you to set due dates, share to-do lists, and more.
- Lifehacker.com is a productivity website offering regular content such as this recent article describing a variety of time management and productivity tools.
- Mindtools.com offers resources for time management, communication and leadership, including this brief article offering suggestions such as scheduling time to respond to email and focusing on one task at a time.
- LibGuides on Work/Life Balance
- Families and Work Institute published the 2001 report, Feeling Overworked: When Work Becomes Too Much. The report addresses these questions: “How often do you feel overworked? How often do you feel overwhelmed by how much work has to be done? How often do you feel there is not enough time to step back and process or reflect on your work?”
- Work-life balance: Tips to reclaim control, Mayo Clinic
- 5 Tips for Better Work-Life Balance, WebMD
- CNN offers a Work/life Balance Calculator