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Sick of your job? Your boss? Your commute?
You aren’t alone. Way too many workers are disengaged and unhappy at work and want out. Those with any entrepreneurial juice whatsoever dream of starting their own business; maybe opening a bar in the islands, but more likely taking their expertise and monetizing it as [...]
Has Goldman gone soft? The infamous vampire squid of the financial world is acting like some wussed-up PetSmart. According to published reports, the firm is going to start allowing associates to GO HOME ON WEEKENDS. And actually try to establish some sort of WORK-LIFE BALANCE.
Thank goodness CEO Lloyd Blankfien wasn’t [...]
Whether you are happy in your working life is up to YOU — not your boss, the HR department, the engagement task force or the bartender at Pete’s Tavern. This is perhaps the most important lesson the burgeoning science of happiness has taught us.
Happiness, at least to a certain extent, is a [...]
There are a lot of lists on how to be happy. I did a quick Internet search on “how to be happy” and Google provided literally millions of links – just in English. Don’t look for any consistency or universal truths in these lists. They tend to be a philosophical mishmash of religion, self-help, pop [...]
Sure, MBA programs train the future leaders of corporate America. Toga party leaders apparently, according to a New York Times front page article on Harvard Business School, or HBS. The article ostensibly focused on the attempts of HBS to introduce gender equity into its widely admired MBA program, but the buzz it created [...]
During the past month, scores of fast food workers have walked off the job to protest for a higher minimum wage. It became a national story last Thursday, when workers at 1,000 stores across the country walked out on the same day. The whole thing is being orchestrated by a union, and it [...]
I just heard that my favorite editor, Deanna Hartley, is leaving Talent Management magazine for a new job at CareerBuilder, the job search behemoth. Although I have only met her once, I will miss her very much; as an editor she gets my sense of “humor” far better than the churlish 50-somethings at other media [...]
If Dante were alive today, one of his circles of hell would be a call center. Low-slung buildings in forgettable office parks in places where unions are scarce and land is cheap, the only thing missing are the demons and pitchforks. “Abandon all hope, ye who enter here.”
This is the commonly accepted vision of [...]
Some thoughts, advice and questions for a midsummer day.
Corporate directors give talent managers an “F.” The Harvard Business Review is reporting that corporate directors give talent managers failing grades. Yep, big fat F’s, according to researchers who surveyed more than 1,000 corporate directors and asked them to fill out a corporate report card. [...]
Flying into Los Angeles with its final approach nestled between mountain and sea, I was reminded of how much I love L.A. It is truly a beautiful place, one bathed in light. Driving downtown during the soul-sucking rush hour on a crowded bus, I was reminded of how much I hate L.A.
I used to [...]
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