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Finding Your Romantic Soul Mate

I had every intention of kicking off this series with a post on the “signs that you don’t love your job.” When I announced this plan, perched at my kitchen table a few nights ago, I looked over at my...

February 28, 2013


American Airlines and U.S. Airways are getting hitched. So are Office Depot and OfficeMax. Those have been high-profile mergers announced in the last 10 days, but these deals happen all the time on a...

February 22, 2013

'I Don't Love My Job'

Are you in love with your job? Perhaps you are simply in “like” with your job. Then again, you might just be hanging around until something better comes along secretly hating every soul-killing...

February 20, 2013

WORKING: Be Happy, Make More

The old Beatles tune “Can’t Buy Me Love” keeps rolling around my head as I think about this week’s segment with workplace expert Brandon Smith. It’s not quite what we’re talking about, but the...

February 15, 2013

WORKING: The Weight Of Leadership

Angling for the corner office might mean angling for the gym and the salad bar, too. Recruiters say they’re now paying attention to potential executives’ overall health in addition to their...

February 8, 2013

WORKING: Calling In Sick

The flu is no fun. I can attest to this fact after becoming one of the statistics quoted all over the news lately about the severity of this year’s flu season. I caught the flu in the first days of...

February 1, 2013

Setting 'No' Goals

If you looked at the title of this post for more than .5 seconds, then you might be thinking to yourself “wait a minute. I thought you said at the beginning of this month that you hated the ‘no goal...

January 30, 2013

WORKING: Work Friends

Developing friendships at the office often works to everyone’s advantage: research shows you’ll feel more engaged and it can help teams and departments function more effectively. But consider this:...

January 25, 2013

Setting The Right Relationship Goals

Every year I pick out one relationship that I want to improve. Sometimes it’s a work relationship. Other times it’s a relationship with a family member. Regardless, I set a specific relationship goal...

January 22, 2013

WORKING: 'Thank You'

We interact with dozens of people in our working lives. Maybe hundreds. Some of those folks regularly help us or are there to hear our ideas and encourage our career growth. Some have sent business...

January 18, 2013