Changing Nature of Work

Shaping a 21st Century Career

So many of us think of life in the classic 3 stages mode: School – Work – Retirement. How unrealistic is that now?

The Boomers have made ‘60 the new 40‘. Once anyone having a 100th birthday made national TV news, now it is not unusual. If you were born after the late 1960s, you […]

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Career Success: Should I Find a Mentor?

Mentor relationships offer many professionals a better, faster way to increase their career success. Consider working with a mentor as part of your career development.

Classic mentoring relationships involve a more experienced person who acted as a teacher or coach.  But there are a variety of other mentoring relationships which may also be useful. These […]

By |July 15th, 2018|Changing Nature of Work|Comments Off on Career Success: Should I Find a Mentor?

Are You Entrepreneurial? Want to Start Your Own Business? Non-Profit?

After WWII, veterans started over 49% of all small businesses. Some experts lament that now that veterans now only are 9% of business owners, but that is in line with our portion of the adult population. And veteran entrepreneurs are more successful financially than non-vets are. You probably have heard of the many big […]

By |June 17th, 2018|Changing Nature of Work, Military in Transition|Comments Off on Are You Entrepreneurial? Want to Start Your Own Business? Non-Profit?

Stuck? Time to Reboot?

Are you feeling stuck at work? Is your job search taking far longer than you expected? Have you missed promotions or pay increases?

For at least two decades I have regularly talked with people who were unemployed for months longer than they expected and with those who wanted a new job, but were not taking […]

By |May 31st, 2016|Changing Nature of Work, Job Search Tips and Tactics|Comments Off on Stuck? Time to Reboot?

Top Tips for Improving Your Career Prospects

All of us are in charge of our own careers.  If you are lucky, your organization may offer professional development options or assist with tuition.  But building and maintaining a successful career remains one’s own responsibility.  One too often lost in the daily work grind or sacrificed to distractions.   How can you enhance […]

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Two Career Planning Tips for Success

Many of us do little or no career planning until we are faced with the need to look for a new job. But those folks who seem to glide through work garnering promotions and pay raises are usually those who have learned to invest time and energy in themselves. They see the value of […]

By |August 3rd, 2015|Changing Nature of Work|Comments Off on Two Career Planning Tips for Success

Three Gifts For You

The first gift is time.

Sure, we all have the same hours in each day. But you know folks who do an amazing amount with their 24 hours and others who seem unable to do much  in theirs.

Take one hour of your time each week to make the rest of your time better.  There is no […]

By |January 25th, 2011|Changing Nature of Work|Comments Off on Three Gifts For You
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    From Personal to Societal Resilience: Building the Capacity of Your World

From Personal to Societal Resilience: Building the Capacity of Your World

I’ll come right out with it: are you helping to build the capacity of your world?
A bit of fragrance always clings to the hand that gives you roses. ~ Chinese proverb
So often entrepreneurs are stuck in business minutiae that they ignore their own needs for professional and personal development… and here I come suggesting […]

By |March 29th, 2010|Changing Nature of Work|Comments Off on From Personal to Societal Resilience: Building the Capacity of Your World

Temp’ing at 90 – Retirement, Disability, Resilience and You

Retire? That’s a discussion for others… isn’t it?

For years I talked to companies that did not see any reason to think about the changing nature of retirement. Anyone with relatives over 85 (the fastest growing demographic in the USA) caught on fast, though.

What happens when our life-spans are commonly passing 80 years but our work-lives are barely half […]

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