Melody Wilding

Melody Wilding is a coach, licensed social worker, and Human Behavior professor who helps ambitious high-achievers master their mindset for success. She also gave a TEDx talk about how to overcome self-doubt. Get free tools to go from stuck to unstoppable at work on her website,


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How to Deal with Passive-Aggressive Colleagues

by Melody Wilding  |  February 13, 2018

We're all guilty of occasionally acting in passive-aggressive ways at work. We may use humor to deflect criticism, half-heartedly say yes when we mean no or signal disinterest by waiting days before replying to an email. Identifying passive aggressive people usually isn't hard. They're the colleagues whose snide comments make your blood boil. Their pench Read More >

4 Body Language Tips for Your Next Interview

by Melody Wilding  |  January 16, 2018

You've rehearsed every interview question in the book. Your suit is dry-cleaned. Your bag is stocked with extra pens, just in case. You seem to have all the pieces in place. Now the anxiety starts to build. How do you knock an employer's socks off once you enter the gauntlet? In today's competitive market, it's not enough to have a great cover letter and pristine resume. Most job seekers make the mistake of devoting too much time to prepping documents and tweaking their elevator speech,... Read More >

The Best Time of Day to Make Decisions and Ask for a Raise

by Melody Wilding  |  November 28, 2017

Making decisions-especially the kind that lead to high-quality outcomes-can be wearing. And any number of factors can affect your ability to do so-including the time of day that you're making those decisions. While there's no shortage of tricks and tips to hack your way to more innovative thinking, timing is everything, says sleep doctor Dr. Michael Breus, author of The Power of When. He believes that working in sync with our body's natural clock is the key to unlocking success to produce... Read More >

What to Do When Someone Else Takes Credit for Your Work

by Melody Wilding  |  October 27, 2017

You're sitting in a meeting and a co-worker takes credit for your idea. Or maybe you stay late to finish a project, but your name is left off of the final presentation. Your boss grabs the limelight and accepts all the praise. Even if you work in a company that encourages collaboration, some people still go too far and inappropriately monopolize work as their own, never crediting others. It's infuriating when someone blatantly rips off your ideas. It feels wrong. Unfair. You want justice... Read More >

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