Choose Trust

“Tough people fight fire with fire. Wise people fight fire with water.”  Former Marine and FBI counterintelligence expert Robin Dreeke wrote the book on human behavior. He taught social psychology and in the practical application of the science of relationship development for the FBI, and eventually rose to direct the behavioral analysis program for the … Continue reading Choose Trust

Coach in Quiet Moments

This is a reprint one of my posts inspired by Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In. I felt inspired to share it again, just in case you (or someone you love) might be stuck in a behavior patter that’s not serving them right now.   In Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg discusses how important feedback has been to … Continue reading Coach in Quiet Moments

The Gig Economy Outpaced the Whole Economy in 2020

According to a recent infographic published by Wage, developer of a gig marketplace app, the gig economy grew by 33 percent, expanding 8.25 times faster than the U.S. economy as a whole in 2020. The stats below illustrate the overall size of the gig economy: 57.3 million people freelance in the U.S. It’s estimated that … Continue reading The Gig Economy Outpaced the Whole Economy in 2020

20 Veteran-Friendly Employers

(Thanks to Flexjobs.com for this post) In honor of Veteran’s Day and to support those who’ve served, Job-Hunt has identified 20 military-friendly employers that hire veterans, as well as industries known to support veteran hiring.  The companies highlighted below not only offer job opportunities, but also value the qualities veterans bring to civilian roles.  Recruitmilitary.com … Continue reading 20 Veteran-Friendly Employers

Trust First

Here is the formula to become a great leader: First: Be eminently worthy of trust. Second: Prove you are. Those are the words of Robin Dreeke, a former Marine and FBI counterintelligence agent in his book The Code of Trust, in which he outline rules for creating and maintaining trust within your personal relationships and … Continue reading Trust First

To Decide or Not to Decide; That is the Question

“Where you are today, in your personal and professional life, is the result of decisions you once made. Where you will be in the future depends on the decisions you are about to take.” Author and consultant Joseph Bikart has helped individuals and companies make hundreds of important decisions, and he believes that making good … Continue reading To Decide or Not to Decide; That is the Question

The Last Acceptable “ism”

First, full disclosure: I am a baby boomer, which makes me one of those “older workers” you hear so much about and are about to hear more. For the last year and a half, I’ve been working for myself, which makes my employer a company whose average worker age is… my age. We’ve made a … Continue reading The Last Acceptable “ism”

Making Good Choices

I have a friend who uses the phrase “Make good choices” when she send her son off to school.  It’s her way of reminding him that what happens to him during his day is, in large part, within his control.  He can choose to work hard in class or to slack off; he can choose … Continue reading Making Good Choices

How to Be Happy

Epictetus, the great Stoic philosopher, asked and answered some of the most important questions of life. If you think that an ancient philosopher couldn’t possibly have anything relevant to say abut modern life, you might want to think again. Sharon Lebell is the author of The Art of Living, a book that interprets Epictetus’s writing … Continue reading How to Be Happy

Thinking of Taking a Career Break? How to Prepare your Finances for What’s Next

I’ve written before about what economists are calling “The Great Resignation.” A recent Wall Street Journal article says, “Employers are seeing a wave of sabbaticals, leaves of absence and job departures this year in what’s been dubbed “The Great Resignation.” In July, 2.7% of U.S. workers left their jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, … Continue reading Thinking of Taking a Career Break? How to Prepare your Finances for What’s Next