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Job Satisfaction

A Cheat Sheet for Engaging Employees

Tom Fox | Posted 06.30.2012 | Politics
Tom Fox

As a federal leader, you no doubt have a lot on your plate, and it may be tempting to shrug off employee complaints about their jobs and organization.

The Best Jobs I've Ever Had Are the Ones That I Invented

Bob Berkowitz | Posted 06.18.2012 | Business
Bob Berkowitz

Managers would be wise to allow employees to invent, or re-fashion, their jobs as long as it fits the company's needs and that of its customers or clients.

Work's a Bitch... and Then You Make It Work

BJ Gallagher | Posted 05.20.2012 | Books
BJ Gallagher

Author Andrea Kay refers to herself as a Career Whisperer. Her book reminds me of my favorite Tolstoy quote: "Everyone thinks of changing the world but no one thinks of changing himself."

What Gives Your Job Meaning?

Posted 02.17.2012 | Women

Is your job a way to pay the bills, or is it part of how you define yourself? This week, Catherine Rampell of The New York Times took a look at ho...

Blame It on Mom And Dad If You Hate Your Job

SavvySugar | Posted 10.24.2011 | Women

It's not the job, it's you. Did you ever stop to think about the possibility of you (or rather your genetic makeup) being the one to blame for the job...

Americans Have Not Regained Pre-Recession Job Satisfaction: Gallup

Posted 07.31.2011 | Business

The American economy might be recovering, but the Americans themselves aren't feeling the satisfaction. A new poll released today by Gallup, based ...

Finding Meaning In Working At Walmart

Sherry Moss | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sherry Moss

I recently had dinner with one of my former students. When I got to the important question, "Do you find meaning in your work?" I was taken aback by her response.

Winning the Future: Can Americans Put Their Passions to Work?

Curtis Valentine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Curtis Valentine

Winning the future may not only begin with our children asking themselves what they want to be when they grow up, but also making sure America can actually work to make it so.

Is Your Job the Problem... Or Is It Your Personality?

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

I believe one of the root problems is that most people stumble into their professions without enough self-knowledge to figure out what they would actually be great at.

Four Keys To Success In 2011

Russell Bishop | Posted 03.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

I know all too well that getting unstuck is rarely going to be easy and that working around what's in the way is often messy. However, there are four basic keys I have discovered that you can apply.

The Trick To Improving The Quality Of Your Job

Russell Bishop | Posted 03.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

The first area of focus in order to achieve satisfaction and success in the day-to-day world of work may well be on your own mindset.

Your Speeding Ticket: A Lesson In Workplace Communication

Edward Muzio | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Edward Muzio

The way you start your interactions is powerful. If you can find a way to begin with information, rather than with a question, your chances of useful exchange increase considerably.

Overwork S.O.S.: Increase Your 'Worth Ethic' And Save Your Health

Joe Robinson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joe Robinson

Behind the game face, the work face, a nation is silently imploding from stress and overload, from lean-sizing, technology run amok.

Workers In The Recession May Have Jobs, But They're Not Happy

DailyFinance | CHARLES WALLACE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Sure, the recession has been hard on the unemployed. But what about workers who still have jobs? Turns out, they are depressed, too. They are exhauste...

My Dining Hall Name: I'm Not Just Headcount!

Edward Muzio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Edward Muzio

When I was in college, one of my odd jobs was to work at the dining hall. One of the strangest things about my experience was the name tag. Customers needed to know that you were not just a white-aproned server drone, but a real person.

Female Profs Less Satisfied In Jobs Than Males: Study

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

According to a new study (.pdf) done by Harvard's Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education, male and female professors remain on an unlev...

How to Write Your Own Job Description at Work

Marcia Reynolds | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marcia Reynolds

Make yourself indispensable with a strategic perspective and you have leverage for writing your own job description.

Delusions of the Workplace

Roxanne Emmerich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Roxanne Emmerich

When asked, "Are you one of the Top 10% of performers in your company?" in a Business Week survey, a startling 84 percent of middle managers answered yes.

Make the Decision to Engage

Roxanne Emmerich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Roxanne Emmerich

It's important for workers to stop thinking the grass is greener in the next pasture. The answer is not to leap into another workplace, but to help build a more positive workplace so you can love the one you're with.

Is It Time to Hire an Executive Coach?

Fred Whelan and Gladys Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Fred Whelan and Gladys Stone

People turn to executive coaches for a variety of reasons. Sure, if you're in a jam, an executive coach can help, but they're not only for crisis situations.

American Job Satisfaction: Only 45% Of Workers Are Satisfied In Their Jobs (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) -- We can't get no job satisfaction. Even Americans who are lucky enough to have work in this economy are becoming more unhappy wit...

Farmers are Responsible for Life

David Becker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Becker

Farming is hard work, yet the farmers I meet are some of the most satisfied people I know. Odd, because in my experience, running a small business can be stressful and not a whole lot of fun.

Want To Be Happier? You May Need To Move | Posted 08.07.2015 | Healthy Living

New research suggests U.S. states with wealthier, better educated and more tolerant residents are also happier on average....

How Little Things Make A Big Difference

Russell Bishop | Posted 03.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

In recent weeks, we talked about why to do lists don't work, and then showed the opposite view by offering some ideas about how to use a to do list ef...

Twentysomethings Ditch High Salaries For Job Satisfaction

Portfolio | Liza Porteus Viana | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

For Manish Vora, then 26, a salary package around $500,000 wasn't enough. Nor was his epic climb from Citigroup i-banker to research director at a bou...