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  • When you leave, don't burn bridges

    When you leave, don't burn bridges

    While loyalty is important and many companies will reward people for long tenures, switching jobs is part of the normal course of business these days. The Bureau of Labor Statistics followed baby boomers through most of their careers and found that, on average, people in the study held 11.7 jobs...

  • What the wealthy can teach us

    What the wealthy can teach us

    Dolly Parton freezes leftovers. Sarah Jessica Parker dresses her kids in hand-me-downs. And Warren Buffett, the financial whiz and billionaire, still lives in the five-bedroom home in Omaha he bought in 1958 for a mere $31,500. And he never spends more than $3.17 on breakfast. Are these just the...

  • Investments you should make in your 30s

    Investments you should make in your 30s

    Are you in your 30s? If so, it’s a great time to start thinking about building wealth and taking steps to make your retirement accounts stronger. You are more established in your career and making a salary that should give you extra cash to invest, but you also are young enough to reap the benefits...

  • Overcoming unconscious biases at work

    Overcoming unconscious biases at work

    One of my clients is experiencing a professional obstacle that is, unfortunately, all too common. Susan is a passionate, driven, high-performing leader in a tech company. She often has a seat at the table with other company leaders. She finds that, although she has a seat, she doesn’t have a voice....

  • Can you survive this 30-day challenge?

    Can you survive this 30-day challenge?

    You have a problem. Your work addiction, desire for success, craving for social media affirmation and tendency to stay connected at all times of the day and night are ruining your well-being and your personal relationships. Do the people you care about think you don’t pay attention to them or aren’t...

  • What happened when a company told 300 workers not to come to the office

    What happened when a company told 300 workers not to come to the office

    Remote work isn’t unusual any longer. But what happens when you tell 300 employees not to come to the office for several days? To find out, payroll, benefits, HR and compliance company Justworks implemented Work From Anywhere Week across its offices. The concept, as Justworks founder and CEO Isaac...

  • Where do the millionaires live?

    Where do the millionaires live?

    Being a millionaire is still a fairly exclusive club. Kiplinger recently reported that 5.8 percent of the country — about 7 million households — are millionaires. Kiplinger defined “millionaire” as someone having at least $1 million in investable assets, so it doesn’t include homes, employer-sponsored...

  • What being chronically late says to people

    What being chronically late says to people

    For some of us, the world can be divided into two kinds of people: those who show up on time and those who are late. English writer Edward Verrall Lucas had a great view on lateness: “I have noticed that the people who are late are often so much jollier than the people who have to wait for them.”...

  • Report shows management is failing employees

    Report shows management is failing employees

    Gallup’s latest State of the American Workplace report is eye-opening if you care about hiring and retaining star talent. The findings led Jim Clifton, the chairman and CEO of Gallup, to say, “The very practice of management no longer works. The old ways no longer achieve the intended results.”...

  • What your coffee preference reveals about you

    What your coffee preference reveals about you

    Coffee has long been a staple of the workplace. Sitting down for a cup of coffee with colleagues and bosses has even been associated with pay raises and promotions. The coffee break is, by and large, a 20th century invention and became more prevalent in the years after World War II. Now, it’s a...

  • How to help your adult child leave the nest and succeed

    How to help your adult child leave the nest and succeed

    Being a fledgling adult is harder in some ways than it used to be. Two years ago, the Pew Research Center reported that, for the first time in 130 years, adults ages 18 to 34 were more likely to live with parents than with a spouse or romantic partner in their own home. And those who don’t go to...

  • Red flags from job candidates you shouldn't ignore

    Red flags from job candidates you shouldn't ignore

    A few years ago, a job prospect asked us to reimburse her for a $2 subway ride to the final-round interview. I really wish my team and I had paid attention to that red flag. Instead, we overlooked a key data point and hired someone who was penny wise and pound foolish. She did not work out in the...

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