Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself: Maintaining Healthy Workplace Boundaries
There is an old saying that good fences make good neighbors. It is an adage that reminds us that boundaries are important. Sure we understand this concept when it comes to our physical property, but we should apply the same principle to our professional and personal lives as well. Maintaining... Read more
These Are the Best Jobs for 2016
Each year, U.S. News & World Report ranks the best jobs to help job seekers at every level take advantage of new opportunities and make smarter career decisions. Health care related jobs dominate the list of the 100 Best Jobs due to a combination of high salaries, low unemployment rates... Read more
How To Keep Your Cool During a Job Interview and Land the Job of Your Dreams
You crafted the perfect cover letter and resume and they have landed you an interview for your dream job. But before you start counting your 401K, you need to make a good impression on the person who is interviewing you. The following advice will help you to keep cool during your... Read more
Find Your “Why” and Success Will Find You
In 2010 a friend shared a video that changed my view of the role of leaders. In his landmark Ted Talk, Simon Sinek explained that great leaders inspire action by communicating their “why.” Like you, I have been frustrated by command and control managers who suck the joy out... Read more
Top Reasons Why People Quit Their Jobs
In 2012, I quit my job. My friends and colleagues thought I was crazy. I had worked there for 20 years. I was making a great salary and I was on-track to be an executive at this Fortune 500 company. However, the stress of the job was taking a toll on... Read more
Top 10 U.S. Cities to Find a Job
With the unemployment rate currently hovering around 6% (via Bureau of Labor Statistics), people are more willing to move to where the jobs are. According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau, more than 100 million people have moved within the past five years, and 48% of unemployed individuals... Read more
How to Prevent Your Job from Ruining Your Life
Do you ever feel as if you’re doing the job of three people? You probably are. Lay-offs, workplace reductions, and budget cuts have increased employees’ responsibilities across the board. Unfortunately, this increased workload is taking a toll on our well-being. For many people, work has become all-consuming. According to... Read more
How to Set Boundaries for Your Family at Work
I worked at a corporation for nearly 20 years. I was expected to carry a pager (in the 90s), a cell phone, and a laptop and respond to work related issues immediately. It didn’t matter if I was watching a movie, having dinner with my family, or riding Space Mountain... Read more
4 Ways Working Too Much Can Harm You
Americans are working more than ever. According to a recent Workforce Management study, 55% of employees have seen their workload increase, and 27% say it’s doubled. For many workers, taking time away from their jobs feels like an untenable luxury. Twenty-five percent of US employees don’t take any vacation at all—either because... Read more