I don't think it's a stretch to say that pretty much everyone we are engaging with at The Professor is In right now is struggling with motivation. It's hard to find a reason to work in the face of uncertainty, and far too many things are … [Read more...] about No Motivation? Look to Your Needs to Find It.
This post originally appeared on Up In Consulting. It is re-posted with permission. Do you struggle with asking for feedback on your writing from your peers and mentors? Writers often seek my support for developmental editing because they’re … [Read more...] about Effectively Asking for Feedback
In our new Dispatches series, we crowdsource responses to questions we see about the academic job market and career. This week, the question is: “Journal Editors! What do you wish scholars understood better about the article publication … [Read more...] about #Dispatches From the Front – Journal Editor Advice
So you’re stuck. Welcome. We all spend time here now and again. How about we toss self-castigation into the bin and try a different tactic in getting unstuck. Step #1: Instead of being mad at yourself for ending up here, get curious. Grab … [Read more...] about Productivity: Escaping The Land of Stuck, Part 1: The Isle of Perfectionism
“Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive because your words become your behavior. Keep your behavior positive because your behavior becomes your habits. Keep your habits positive because … [Read more...] about Productivity: Find What You Value. Follow It.
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. ” —Aristotle Welcome back to our four-part discussion of creating a Productivity Pyramid. If this is your first engagement with this idea, please be sure to read last … [Read more...] about Productivity: Find Your Joy. Lather. Rinse. Repeat.
By Kel Weinhold After falling into the kind of writing “hiatus” I have coached thousands of people out of, I am taking my own advice and getting back on track with my once-upon-a-time weekly productivity column. The way to get back to writing … [Read more...] about Productivity Thursday: Please Step Away From The Edge
Welcome to our inaugural Dispatches From the Frontlines - our new weekly advice post based on the crowdsourced wisdom of our wonderful readers! Each Monday, we crowdsource a question we get from a reader on Facebook and Twitter with a link to a … [Read more...] about Dispatches From the Front: Dealing with a Difficult Dean/Chair
By Kel Weinhold, TPII Productivity Coach Getting published in academic journals is hard. Not only does it take the heavy lifting of research and writing, but grabbing the golden ring of a published article in a top journal also requires the … [Read more...] about Why You Need (and Deserve) an Academic Coach
Let’s talk about criticism, in particular criticism of our academic work. Criticism that challenges our methods, our arguments, our conclusions. Criticism that we personalize even though it’s not about us. Criticism that stings. But before we get … [Read more...] about The Art of Facing Criticism