Shifting Careers

I referred to a column written by Marci Alboher a couple of months ago, and that led me to start reading her columns periodically. I was pleased to discover recently that Marci is now writing a new blog for the New York Times called Shifting Careers. If you haven’t discovered Marci’s writings, you should check… Read More »

Mensa? Try “Mesa” Instead

While editing a book manuscript recently, I ran the requisite spell-check on the document and got a humorous (at least I thought so) spelling suggestion. How much faith do you put in a spelling dictionary that does not recognize the word Mensa?  

Introverts Guide to Self-Promotion

When I wrote about sociable introverts last spring, I never imagined it would become one of the most popular posts on this blog. Even to this day, that post sometimes gets more hits than my current posts. There is much more interest in how introverts guide their careers than I ever imagined. One of the… Read More »

Career in a Box

  Are you living in a box? Is your career in a box? Too many people live and work in a box of someone else’s choosing, often because they don’t know any better. Some people don’t even know they are in a box; they just acquiesce to others’ expectations and think this is all life… Read More »

Study: Personality can Predict Performance

A recent study conducted by Dr. Nathan Bowling at Wright State University found that personality can be an effective predictor of job performance success. A couple of excerpts from the findings follow: I’ve often debated with fellow graduate students and managers over the relationship between job performance and job satisfaction. Are employees satisfied at work… Read More »

The Secret to Creativity

We enjoy watching the TV show American Inventor. During a recent episode, my son observed that the most successful ideas are not all that revolutionary. Rather, they are improvements to an existing product or idea, or a new way to combine ideas. The winner of this year’s contest is a product called “The Guardian Angel,”… Read More »