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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!"

Lean On: Workers, Work and the Spouses Who Help Us Succeed

Wray Herbert | Posted 10.22.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

We marry for "richer or poorer," but does our choice of partner actually make us richer or poorer?

It's Not Just About the Bagels: Building Employee Engagement (Pt. 3) The Employee in Employee Engagement

Charles J. Alaimo | Posted 10.20.2014 | Business
Charles J. Alaimo

The very phrase "employee engagement" is nothing without the employee. We are all employees, and at times it's easier to blame the employer for our woes without taking a look in the mirror. I've worked with many employees who thought the grass was greener elsewhere.

This Interactive Chart Will Help You Find The Perfect Job

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 06.25.2014 | Business

Though the job of a fashion designer may seem glamorous, those in the industry rate their work as meaningless as fast food cooks do, according to a ne...

On Heartkeeping

Paola Pearce | Posted 08.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Paola Pearce

The house is the heart of our days, wherever we are in the world, and I put all my heart into my job of caring for my guests and colleagues. This is not housekeeping. This is heartkeeping.

Happy Birthday... You're Fired!

John Brubaker | Posted 05.21.2014 | Business
John Brubaker

My daughter woke me up early one morning smiling and I realized she didn't care whether I coached or not. Neither did my wife. They just cared that I loved them.

If You Can't Be in the Job You'd Love, Love the One You're With

Sophie Wade | Posted 05.13.2014 | Women
Sophie Wade

When someone is doing something they are engaged in, the quality of their work and positive energy is evident --- and these benefits can be leveraged and shared

Be Happier At Work - This Week

The Huffington Post | Jordan Freeman | Posted 03.10.2014 | Business

We’ve all heard the saying, “If you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life.” Yet, most people find work unfulfilling. Accord...

The Surprising Upsides of Volunteering

Dr. David Jones | Posted 04.26.2014 | Impact
Dr. David Jones

Through my work with Citizen Schools, I've seen firsthand the dramatic impact that Citizen Teachers can have on young minds, but as a professor of management in the school of business at the University of Vermont, what I am really fascinated by is research findings showing that many employees respond positively when their employer provides opportunities to serve their communities. I've been conducting studies to understand why.

The Upside of Starting Your Career in a Recession

Adam Grant | Posted 02.10.2014 | Business
Adam Grant

Of course, it shouldn't take a serious recession to remind us that we should be grateful for our good fortunes. But in a world where it's all too easy to lose sight of what's going right, there may be long-term gains from short-term losses.

Young And Unhappy With Your Job? Just Keep Waiting. Potentially Forever.

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 11.05.2013 | Business

“Not happy with your job? Just wait,” the Associated Press instructed young people on Sunday. Memo to 20-somethings: You might be waiting a lo...

At Work, More Americans Pursue Meaning Over Money (INFOGRAPHIC)

Posted 09.12.2013 | Healthy Living

Which is more important in your career -- meaning or money? For more and more American workers, finding a job that's personally fulfilling is worth sa...

America's Least Meaningful Jobs

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.07.2013 | Business

Want to make the world a better place? You may want to consider changing jobs. New data from the compensation research company Payscale ranks the l...

High Anxiety: The Nonprofit Sector's Retirement Problems

Stephanie Bell-Rose | Posted 09.30.2013 | Impact
Stephanie Bell-Rose

When you ask employees at nonprofit organizations about job satisfaction, more often than not they will give you a positive response; for these mission-oriented workers, purpose is paramount. When asked about their plans for retirement, however, nonprofit employees express insecurity and uncertainty about the future.