Monday September 1, 2014
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Monday September 1, 2014

Contributors: Business - Heart at Work

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    Thursday Jun 05, 2014 | 2:30 pm

    Are you part of America’s 13%?

    en•gage: to occupy a person’s efforts or attention. A recent Gallup poll indicated that a mere 13% of Americans are engaged at work. So, which describes you—focused and attentive at work or bored and distracted much of the time? The desire to feel more engaged at work is one of the most common issues presented by our career counseling clients—and it’s the primary reason why individuals want to change jobs […]

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    Tuesday May 13, 2014 | 2:43 pm

    What will you begin this spring?

    Spring! It’s all about awakening and new growth when nature beckons us to join in the flow of new beginnings. What will you start anew this season?   Do new possibilities await you in your work or career? Whether you get clear on your marketable skills, update your resume, request a raise, or change career direction, spring can be a good time to align yourself with the rhythms of nature […]

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  • Sunday Apr 27, 2014 | 5:41 pm

    Determining your competitive advantage

    Sustainable career success is being able to define and articulate your competitive advantage. It’s the foundation of your entire career strategy. It’s what you do better than anyone else. It helps answer the question, "What should I be doing with my life?"  In their book, The Start-up of You, Reid Hoffman and Ben Casnocha outline the three critical elements that form one’s competitive advantage: your assets, your aspirations/values, and the market realities - the supply and demand […]

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    Friday Apr 18, 2014 | 1:56 pm

    Oh la la! France bans answering emails after work hours

    Need to get a handle on your inbox? Move to France. French lawmakers just gave us another reason to covet the lifestyle of our neighbor across the pond. In addition to outrageously good food and wine, it offers 35-hour work-weeks and mandatory 6 week vacations for all. In addition, it can now boast that it protects some unionized employees from overworking by requiring them to “disconnect” once they’ve clocked out […]

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    Tuesday Apr 08, 2014 | 10:40 am

    What stresses you out?

    Stress is part of life, especially these days. You are not alone if you have too much to do, competing demands, relationship conflicts and financial worries that occupy your thoughts or keep you up at night.   When you’re dealing with several issues at the same time, you can easily feel overwhelmed. At worst, you might feel like you’re going through the motions of your life and not in control […]

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  • Sunday Mar 23, 2014 | 7:22 pm

    Your Career in Permanent Beta

    Reid Hoffman and Ben Casnocha, in their book The Startup of You, speak to the concept of your career in permanent beta. Their idea is that change is so rapid and constant that it makes long term career planning and management impossible. And by long term planning, Hoffman and Casnocha means three-to-five years. Instead, they argue, to be successful in your career, to remain competitive, you need to stay "nimble and iterate…always remaining […]

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    Saturday Mar 15, 2014 | 7:40 pm

    What’s on your mind can make (or break) your day

    There’s a quote by the French writer, Blaise Pascal that can be a phrase to live by:    "In difficult times you should always carry something beautiful in your mind."     Whether you’ve recently lost your job, feel discouraged by the lack of developments in your job search, or you’re just having a bad day, you may benefit from something else to focus on instead of your troubling circumstances. […]

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    Friday Mar 07, 2014 | 2:33 pm

    Do you know your calling?

    Calling, purpose or vocation—these popular terms refer to work that gives you a sense of meaning and fulfillment and draws on your innate gifts. A calling connects your inner strengths and natural inclinations with outer needs and opportunities.   I recently had a conversation with a woman who wanted to discover her calling. She longed for the passion her husband had for his career as a physician—a profession he’d imagined […]

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    Monday Feb 17, 2014 | 5:09 pm

    Will you be a retirement pioneer?

    I visited with friends who moved from the Northeast to Colorado a few years ago. During my time at their new home in the Rockies, I met a cadre of their friends, most of whom were retired from careers of many years. But, unlike retirees of past generations, these 60-somethings are leading very active, vibrant lives after ending their dedication to primary careers. Some have launched new careers and reinvented […]

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