Mariana Bockarova

High Turnover

Ask The Expert: The Emotional Toil That High Turnover Takes…

Mariana gives Evan some advice on how to deal with high turnover in the workplace, and provides some tips on how to cope when your future (and the future of you colleagues) feels uncertain… Dear Mariana, I work for a corporation that has incredibly high turnover. I didn’t know this going in. When I first …

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Persuasion

Skills of Persuasion: The Science of Influence and Getting What You Want

Not too long ago, I taught a course at the University of Toronto titled the ‘Psychology of Persuasion’. The reason I believed the course was worthwhile was not, as I had initially worried, to encourage manipulative behaviour in the workplace or general psychological malice onto society  – characteristics the word ‘persuasion’ generally conjure up to …

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How To Nail An Interview

An Expert Explains   Job interviews can be amongst the most stressful experiences we have. From a psychological perspective, the nervousness makes sense: One thirty-minute conversation with a stranger will determine whether the future you’ve imagined for yourself, encompassing a whole host of psychological processes including self-worth and identity, will be achieved — or not.  For …

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Ask The Expert: To Be (social), Or Not To Be…

Satisfied in Solitude’s  has people around them constantly, and enjoys having time to herself at lunch, but is nervous that she might come across anti-social…   Dear Mariana, I have a question about being social in the workplace. In my area of work, I have constant contact with other people, which is a ways away …

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