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WORKING: Workplace Flexibility

Having a little flexibility at work is becoming a big draw for potential employees. A recent Harris Interactive survey showed that more than half of workers factor in the workplace’s flexibility when considering an...

December 14, 2011

Theme of the Month: "I Need Some Inspiration"

What better way to end a year than with a little inspiration. After all, who doesn’t want to be inspired? I was working with a client recently who said to me: “I just feel flat. Nothing in work excites me, my personal...

December 13, 2011
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WORKING: Do What You Love

Do what you love. Sounds like decent advice for a fulfilled life, right? But how practical is it? Brandon Smith explains why he thinks it’s a valuable suggestion and how you can make it happen in this week’s Working on...

December 8, 2011

"I Need a Vacation"... But Should You Take One?

This month we’ve been talking about burnout. It is virtually impossible to talk about the topic of burnout without the phrase “needing a vacation” popping up almost immediately. So, how do we give ourselves permission...

December 7, 2011
Our work guru Brandon Smith answers a question from a blog reader this week. (Photo Courtesy of Tim Patterson via Flickr.)

WORKING: Sharing Praise

When a customer or client sends some well-deserved praise your way at work, you might want to share it with your boss. And maybe the next boss up the chain, too. But should you? Our workplace expert Brandon Smith...

November 30, 2011
Brandon Smith explains how a holiday job can be a step up. (Photo Courtesy of Tim Patterson via Flickr.)

WORKING: Holiday Jobs

Now is the time for all you holiday elves to grab that part-time work for the next few weeks, whether it’s in retail, package delivery companies, or other businesses that have extra work around the holidays. You might...

November 22, 2011
We've been putting it off, but now we're finally talking about overcoming procrastination. (Photo Courtesy of Michael Lokner.)

WORKING: Don't Put It Off

If you’re a procrastinator, then you’re doomed to constantly delay doing things you need to finish, right? Perhaps not. Even though we often use that label – “I’m just a procrastinator” – there are reasons we put things...

November 18, 2011
This week from Brandon: how to help your kids avoid catching your stress. (Photo Courtesy of Michael Lokner via Flickr.)

WORKING: Stress And Your Kids

You make it home at the end of a hard day at work, and you’re feeling the strain of an important deadline looming. But for the sake of the kids, you put on a happy face, laugh, play and bury the stress so they won’t be...

November 10, 2011

Theme of the Month: "Burned Out"

“Burned out” - all of us can relate to that feeling at some point in our careers and lives. In those “burned out” periods we feel overwhelmed, exhausted, anxious and stressed. Stick a fork in us, we’re “done” And in...

November 9, 2011
Brandon says, have a plan BEFORE you go back to school. More, on this week's Working segment. (Photo Courtesy of Tim Patterson.)

WORKING: Back To School

“I’m going back to school.” It’s a pretty common thing to hear these days from people who are looking for work (or more work or different work). Even undergrads are doing it, foregoing those first few years of working...

November 2, 2011