Office Culture
Because I am sometimes delusional, I did something this year I’d no idea I had until it was too late: I volunteered to organize my office’s Secret Santa gift exchange. I love the holiday season and all of its many trimmings and traditions—my family still sings “The 12 Days of Christmas” every Christmas Eve—but I
Balance
The idea of working from home remains the subject of nonstop debate: How productive are people who work from home vs. those in an office? How does a company build a culture when everyone isn’t together? And how do teams communicate effectively when people work remotely? Whether it is a privilege or a requirement of
Trade Secrets
I once had a mentor that I can best describe as having a clean and conservative style – and impeccable taste in shoes. Even today, 30 years later, I remember watching him as he walked through the large manufacturing plant he lead, where thousands of steelworkers contributed every day to our economy. I can visualize
Balance
  Somewhere, amongst the rise of iPhones and smartwatches, we crossed a line into sudden and constant availability – we’re talking all day, every day – to our coworkers and friends. Once upon a time, we would go offline, and that was it. The “out of office” message was our friend. We would be essentially
Career
The economy is strong. Unemployment is low. Which may make you think getting your next great job will be easy. Not so fast. Disruption and volatility are creating opportunity, but they are also creating a demand for people who can navigate increasingly complex issues in the workplace. Finding the perfect opportunity means you need to
Career
In the internet old days (say, 1998), resumes were simple things, name-rank-and-serial-number affairs that basically listed who you were, where you lived, the jobs you’d held, where you went to school, and why you were good at what you did. Simplicity and clarity were staples of the American resume. Then, seemingly overnight, everyone bought a