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When One Career Isn’t Enough

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Karen Deans is an artist, illustrator and designer. Her online Portfolio shows some of her work, ranging from colorful posters to clever postcards, from fine art to business logos, magazine covers and book illustrations. And Karen is also a writer.  Among other projects, she is the author of children’s books, like the charming “Swing Sisters,”which tells… Read More

How to be Happy at Work

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The most recent of bestselling author Dan Buettner’s insightful “Blue Zone” books shares lessons from healthy and thriving people around the world. In “The Blue Zones of Happiness,” Buettner summarizes a broad sweep of research and recommends ways for all of us to achieve greater well-being. According to Buettner, the latest studies suggest that by… Read More

Your Free Time Activities Can Energize Your Career

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Because energetic, enthusiastic employees get more done, today’s managers are exploring many ways to stimulate employee engagement. Some programs work better than others, but one point seems clear: it’s difficult for bored or unhappy leaders to motivate their teams. So perhaps your first rule for engaging colleagues is to be engaged yourself. Of course, it’s… Read More

8 Tips for Inspiring Employee Engagement

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It’s well understood that upbeat and highly motivated employees achieve more than their negative, disgruntled peers. Recognizing the link between attitude and job performance, human resources experts used to talk a lot about the need to enhance “employee morale” and build “job satisfaction.” In recent years, however, the buzz has been all about increasing productivity… Read More