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Finding the Cure to the Toxic Workplace

Brad Harrington | Posted 02.05.2016 | Business
Brad Harrington

Co-authored by Jennifer Sabatini Fraone, Associate Director, Boston College Center for Work & Family We've been reading and hearing a lot lately ab...

Feeling Stuck? 5 Reasons Why Values Matter

Karen Naumann | Posted 02.02.2016 | Business
Karen Naumann

Values are like the mitochondria in a cell. They are our powerhouse. So, living a life where you keep compromising your values, is like a small flame that will eventually burst into a fire, and you'll be the first one to get burned.

Internship. Check. Job Offer. Check. Career That Is Fulfilling...?

Garrett Mintz | Posted 01.26.2016 | College
Garrett Mintz

In high school, it was very clear of what to do to get to college. You get good grades. In college, it was very clear of what to do to get a job offer. You get good grades, internships and leadership positions in extracurricular activities. But what about pursuing a career that is fulfilling?

The Secret To Keeping Women Happy At Work Is Painfully Obvious

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 01.20.2016 | Business

How do you help women succeed at work? It's not as complicated as some companies would have you think.  Here's the "secret" --> You prom...

How Changing the Way You Work Can Change Your Life

Troy Stoneking | Posted 11.23.2015 | Business
Troy Stoneking

If you are like most people you spend a large amount of time engaged in your work. But do you enjoy what you do? According to the 2014 Job Satisfaction Survey conducted by the non-profit research firm the Conference Board, less than 50% of American workers are satisfied at their jobs. But why are people dissatisfied?

Why Nurses Get Burned Out

Brie Gowen | Posted 10.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Brie Gowen

As a nurse when you hit the wall mentally and physically of what you can do you aren't allowed to take the phone off the hook. In life and death situations you can't even walk away for a second to collect yourself. So when you reach the end of your rope you just magically find some more slack.

#TGIM: 6 Reasons To Be Jumping For Joy On Mondays (Yes, Mondays)

Vicki Salemi | Posted 09.25.2015 | Good News
Vicki Salemi

While it may feel like #TGIM is pie in the sky dreaming if you don't have all of these items in place, you can certainly be happy on a Monday when you have the majority of what matters most to you intact.

Can You Afford to Stay in a Job You Hate?

Michelle McQuaid | Posted 09.18.2015 | Business
Michelle McQuaid

Just for a moment let's be really honest. Lately have you been struggling to find the energy to drag yourself into the office? Are you working ridiculous hours worried that if you don't, people will finally discover that you've never really been "good enough" for your job? Do you feel stuck in a role you no longer enjoy, but need the money to survive?

Teaching: Why I Stay

Kristy L. Moore | Posted 09.11.2015 | Education
Kristy L. Moore

For the tenth time in my life, I've finished prepping my classroom for a new school year. Sitting back admiring my masterpiece, I can't help but think to myself, it would be so much easier to quit right now.

The Moments You Live For

Ted Harro | Posted 09.08.2015 | Business
Ted Harro

Figure that out and you have a bond that's stronger than any financial incentive can create. Make it your mission to figure out how to manufacture more of those moments. And by all means, make them for yourself.

The Futility Of Overwork

Jacqueline Dooley | Posted 09.04.2015 | Business
Jacqueline Dooley

Is it worth cutting your life short to put in fifty or sixty hours a week when studies have shown that anything above forty hours is basically useless?

Loving the Money but Hating the Job

Pamela Levin | Posted 09.04.2015 | Business
Pamela Levin

The career/job change first begins with desire. What is it that you truly want? How do you want to FEEL day to day? What is THAT job, career, mission, dharma, life purpose you are pursuing? And more importantly, WHY are you pursuing it?

How To Quit Your Job Without A Plan B And Find Happiness

Next Avenue | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.31.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Richard Eisenberg If you’ve been working for more than a few decades, odds are that at least once you&rs...

What the Big Airplane Decision Reveals About Your Job

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 06.09.2015 | Business
Lisa Earle McLeod

There's a moment on every airplane when you make a decision. It's not a life changing decision, but it's a decision nonetheless. It's the moment when you decide -- Am I going to speak to the person next to me? Or am I going to ignore them?

How to Solve the I Hate My Job Problem

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 06.02.2015 | Small Business
Lisa Earle McLeod

Fifty-one percent of employees are disengaged. Eight years ago, I got a glimpse of how to solve this problem. It happened by accident.

10 Things Your Mom Never Told You About Work

Lori Osterberg | Posted 05.22.2015 | Women
Lori Osterberg

The concept that women could do it all was alive and well as I transitioned from student to working adult. And as a young, naïve woman looking for a way to bring it all into my life, I fell for it hook, line and sinker. Why can't women have it all?

What's the Matter with Work?

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 05.18.2015 | Business
Lisa Earle McLeod

When I was kid growing up, I saw work in a very particular way. A lot of it stems from visiting my dad at work, when I was six or seven. My dad worked in a bank. It was a formal imposing bank, with marble, and big gothic architecture.

Ditch the Workplace Uniform

Robin Cassady | Posted 06.24.2015 | Business
Robin Cassady

Being relaxed truly allows me to get the most out of my workday and strive for greater success. I am happier to do more for my employer because I am comfortable at work.

When Your Career Becomes a Job

Laura Berman Fortgang | Posted 06.07.2015 | Women
Laura Berman Fortgang

A certain amount of accountability proves to help performance, while being micromanaged or needing approval for every move grossly reduces one's creativity and life force. Like being chained to the floor, a lack of autonomy will quickly frustrate you.

Entitlement Means So Much More to Millennials

Casey Bruce | Posted 05.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Casey Bruce

We understand that to be happy means to search for it, deep in the trenches of our everyday joys and woes, and that it's hard to do. How many of us are saying to ourselves every single day, "If I just had the chance, I could be so much happier."

Still Searching for the 'Magic Pill' of Career Change?

Allen Vaysberg | Posted 04.19.2015 | Business
Allen Vaysberg

Nobody can change your career much less your life except for YOU. Experts can identify steps, help you wit

When You Dream Job Isn't Your Dream Salary

Kim Keating | Posted 02.14.2015 | Women
Kim Keating

There are numerous ways to strike a balance between doing what you love and paying the bills. Here are four possibilities to consider when figuring out how to translate your personal passion into professional success.

What Composers and Social Entrepreneurs Have in Common

Patrick Struebi | Posted 12.24.2014 | Small Business
Patrick Struebi

But it starts with some hard questions: Do we feel that satisfaction now? Are we working for something that goes beyond us? Have we felt what it's like to devote ourselves to something beyond us?

Great Company Required

Matthias Paul Kuhlmey | Posted 11.11.2014 | Business
Matthias Paul Kuhlmey

It is evidently a no-brainer, and yet a broadly misunderstood concept: Happy employees make better companies, and better companies (should) make more money. However, translating this formula into reality is an entirely different conversation.

Are We Working in a Culture of Numbers?

John Koshy | Posted 02.03.2015 | Business
John Koshy

If companies treat their employees like they treat their close family members, then the workplace might become a place we may all look forward to and say, "Thank God it's Monday!"