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When It’s Time to Stop Overdoing and Start Re-Engaging

For many years, I found myself in a pattern of constant “overdoing”. I thought that if I kept doing many things at once that I would be more productive and a master multi-tasker. Over time I could see that that my “overdoing” wasn’t really that effective after all. In fact, it kept me so busy […]

Americans Work Past Retirement Age, and Many Do It for Fun

With people living longer than ever before – and many Americans' retirement savings battered in the late-2008 market downturn – working later in life is an imperative for many. But staying employed is also popular because people enjoy the sense of accomplishment that work brings. CNN Money, citing Labor Department data, says this week that […]

As Recession’s Effects Linger, Generation Y Retrenches

Generation Y – the roughly 70 million Americans born between 1977 and 2002 – came of age in a time of unprecedented prosperity. But now, with the labor market slack and a quick economic recovery looking increasingly unlikely, members of Gen Y are being forced to make some tough choices. The recession that began in […]

Can You Afford Not to Go to College?

The cost of college continues to rise at a sickening rate, and the economy's troubles are causing many families to reevaluate the wisdom of sending a child to college. But, as a new College Board study demonstrates, college can significantly improve a person's financial standing. The company reports this week that college graduates earn nearly […]

Teens Underestimate Risk of Texting Behind the Wheel

For many young people, texting is a part of life – but that doesn't mean it's something that should be done while driving. A 2008 study performed by the U.K.'s Transport Research Laboratory found that the reaction time of 17-to-24-year-old drivers was reduced by 35 percent when they were sending a text. Young people who […]

Success Meter: Do you want it bad or not bad enough?

We all have our own measure of what we see as successful. We may know what we want, but the hard thing is getting there. I generally encounter two types of people in my coaching practice: the “want it so bad it hurts type” or the “I want it but not enough to make the […]

CFOs Foresee Tepid Conditions

Chief financial officers around the world expect that hiring will remain lackluster and credit will be hard to come by. In a poll that concluded last week, Duke University and CFO magazine asked 937 global CFOs where they thought the economy was heading. A majority of the U.S. respondents were pessimistic. The U.S. sentiment score […]

1.3 Million Strong and Growing

[Sponsored by AICPA] Why the CPA profession will welcome you with open arms. If you’re wondering whether or not becoming a CPA (Certified Public Accountant) is a smart move in the long-term, fear not. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts employment of accountants and auditors will grow by 22 percent between 2008 and 2018—much faster […]

Over Half of Young Japanese Workers Rely on Parental Support

Young workers in the U.S. could be forgiven for feeling a bit stressed right now, what with unemployment for workers between 16 and 24 years old standing at 20 percent, and numerous books, articles and reports examining a "lost generation" in painful detail. Yet it could be a lot worse – in Japan, the Labor […]

Cocktails at Lunch, Drunk At Work?

Often in your career you will find yourself at a business lunch. This lunch might be one of the following: 1. Casual but with a Co-Worker 2. Business meeting with Co-Worker 3. Inter-company client meeting 4. Inter-company vendor meeting When is it appropriate to have a couple of beers? This question comes up from time […]