Get a Job

A news report this morning acknowledges what we've known for some time: people have a lot of jobs over a lifetime. The surprise in the story however is it isn't just Millennials and Generation X moving from role to role, but the Baby Boomers (still alive and well) were leading the way with an average … Continue reading Get a Job

Best Blogs 19 Dec 2014

Welcome to #BestBlogs, the weekly curation of the world of work.The latest ideas on organization life, personal collaboration and the power of work in life from practitioners around the globe are collected here so you may become more effective, perhaps even more satisfied, in career.Every week our theme emerges organically and I this last week … Continue reading Best Blogs 19 Dec 2014

Goodness

Happiness is an inside job. Longtime readers know I often write about satisfaction, contentment and gratitude - variations on the theme of happiness - in relation to work. Now sometimes people get confused: is this guy writing about work, or happiness? Yes.You see, while there may never be a perfect job life isn't designed like … Continue reading Goodness

Selfie

How are you? This morning as my good friend Anne Anis (@AnneAnis) and I were talking she mentioned I'd been promoting a lot of tweets/thoughts about #selfcare lately. True enough. You see, I'm not smart enough to make things up or simply expound theoretically, so I write about what's actually going on in my life … Continue reading Selfie

All That Glitters

Beware shiny objects.I have a friend who's easily distracted.In fact, two friends like that. While it means they're engaging to speak with since they know a little about a lot, when I work with them I have to guide them continuously lest they get infatuated with anything other than our goal. Their distractions can derail … Continue reading All That Glitters

Plan B

Sometimes you need a Plan B.Not long ago I helped a friend with some work around the house. The truth is I'm pretty handy with home repair and renovation projects and as my ex would tell you, I never met a tool I didn't like.As far as jobs go my friend's request wasn't very difficult … Continue reading Plan B

Gong Show

Bang a gong.There's a gong on my next door neighbor's back porch. Why? Because this is Austin and we do stuff like that.Anyway, the point is it's been mostly silent, or at least it has been to me. Maybe that's the challenge. You see, gongs are considered good luck in China and hence with me. … Continue reading Gong Show

Rejected

Oh sure, kick a guy when he's down.I haven't had the best week. And to add insult to injury just yesterday I received an email from a company detailing how nice it was to talk with me about my qualifications but, unfortunately, they were not moving ahead with my candidacy.Considering that I never actually applied … Continue reading Rejected

Best Blogs 22 August 2014

Welcome to #BestBlogs, the weekly curation of the world of work. The latest ideas on organization life, personal collaboration and the politics of work from practitioners around the globe are collected here so you may become more effective, perhaps even more satisfied, in career. Every week theme emerges organically and this week the power of … Continue reading Best Blogs 22 August 2014

Self Care

Look out for number one.While many find this phrase offensive there is some truth to the notion that we need to care for ourselves. Take career. Past Career used to be routine in nature. People fell into a job path, cobbled together 30 or 40 years of employment here and there and that was that. … Continue reading Self Care