A recent visit to my hometown had me reminiscing about one of my favorite high school jobs. As a teenager, I lucked into a surreal collection of work experiences. My first job, if you don’t count baby-sitting in middle school, was… Read More ›
I’m planning a day-long marketing workshop with a friend who is, among other things, an improv actress. If you know nothing else about improvisation, you might recognize the foundational concept of “Yes, and,” which encourages actors to accept what others do… Read More ›
Michael Carroll, business coach and author of Awake At Work, suggested five ways to create balance at work, making work a more pleasant environment as an important part of our lives instead of only something to be shoved back to make room for life.
Have you ever been asked to donate to a “Stop Job Stress From Killing Us” walkathon? Maybe besides fundraising for research into diseases like cancer and muscular dystrophy, we should also focus on reversing the damage done by unhealthy work environments. The Atlantic’s recent… Read More ›
If you’re finally coming out of the haze of holiday cookies and alcohol, and you’ve deleted hundreds of emails that built up while you were away, maybe you’re now giving real thought to your plans for the new year. Harvard Business… Read More ›
If your workplace doesn’t have a culture of truly letting people leave their cares behind when they take vacation — or if it’s frowned upon to even take vacation — maybe you can tell your boss that you need some task-negative time in order to tap into your best problem-solving insights?