Be Happier at Work: Three Things to Do at Your Next Performance Review

Guest post by Sean Conrad Every day I work with organizations who are trying to improve their employee performance management process. And I often hear the same thing: managers and employees don't like doing performance reviews. On the employees' part, it's often because they don't like being judged (who would!); they often complain that they [...]

Rock Your Career After 45!

Here are the seven things you must do to rock your career after age 45. How many of these can you say "Yes" to? I can clearly articulate who I am professionally:  my skills, my value, and how what and who I am right now is a match for what the market wants.  When people [...]

The Lessons in Loss

Guest Blogger Kristen Brown - Bestselling Author | Speaker | Founder of HappyHourEffect.com “Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier.” Mother Teresa Success isn’t magic. Sometimes it seems like it is. You know – there’s always that person who seems to have it all together – a thriving career, genius [...]

Hey Ladies! What’s Your “Career Mountain?”

  My theory is that every wildly successful woman is standing on a mountain of crap. And by crap I mean disappointments, failures, bad days, missteps, miscues, tears, and days or weeks when you were sure that you were going to be living in your car. It is so easy when we look at someone [...]

Three Giant Mistakes Women Make When Leaving The Workforce

Want to leave the workforce to spend time with Junior, but think you may want to rejoin the paid workforce some day? Here are a few mistakes that I have seen made that will most definitely make  any exit and re-entry harder than it has to be. And who wants that? Thinking in “Career Chunks” [...]

We Are All in Career Transition. Always.

Guest post by JoAnne Funch Whether you are an employee or a self-employed entrepreneur, career transitions happen. As an entrepreneur, I started my first business in 1993 as a manufacturer sales rep company which I started with a partner.  We had years of experience, some great contacts and a boat load of determination to make [...]

Career Happiness – and Cake!

Julie's Note: Do you ever marvel  at how career success seems to come so easily for some people? Key word here is "seems", because it isn't easy. I love to share stories of people who have so-called "reinvented themselves" because their stories contain nuggets for all of us to take and use in our careers. [...]

Think You Are “Above” Career Coaching? Think Again.

Feeling a rant coming on. Three times in the last 10 days, I have had senior level people say or imply that they are above or beyond the need for career coaching. One person even said it with a chuckle, obviously forgetting who he was talking to. I should also add that all three are [...]

Career Happiness At My Grocery Store

I love Career Happiness. I love to encounter people who so clearly love what they do that it spills over onto everyone in spilling distance.  I have met these people in a variety of workplaces, professions and industries. Some are highly paid, and some are not. In fact, I would go so far as to [...]