make your own chocolate syrup

If you’ve ever experienced the traumatic experience of being out of this:                         ...more

do not use a video resume

A reader forwarded me this email from a job applicant, which she notes was “sent after we posted a job listing with the explicit instructions to follow a link and apply through our online form”: Here’s my video resume – it highlights my experience, qualifications, etc.: (LINK REDACTED) ...more

10 Reasons to Be the Person Introducing the Speaker

[Editor's Note: I love volunteering to introduce a speaker. It's the next best thing to BEING the speaker. That said, this isn't an "also ran" opportunity. There are many secret advantages for playing this role. See what they are... - Paula G] ...more

men, women, and advice-seeking

95% of the time, when someone writes in with a question about a situation that their spouse or significant other is dealing with, it’s a woman writing in on behalf of her boyfriend or husband. It’s nearly never a man writing in on behalf of his girlfriend or wife. Is it because it’s a care-taking behavior? Or because women are generally (generally, not always) more socialized than men to share feelings and problems? Or something else? Theories? ...more

an ode to the bad managers of my past

Posts this week have included some reprints of older posts that I still love. This post concludes our reprints and was probably my favorite post ever. It was originally published on October 7, 2008. I never had a mentor. Once a boss promised to teach me how to manage people, but then she promptly disappeared to “work from home” for weeks on end and was never seen again ....more

10 secret advantages of the person who introduces the speaker

Especially around the time of political conventions, when coveted roles like the keynote are awarded to signal the future prospects of the speaker, I hear people say, ...more

I thought I’d have time…

Naively, I thought that as soon as my trio started full-day (8:30-2:30) preschool I’d have oodles of time on my hands.  I’d manage to get my work done, go for a run, shower, and still have time to have fresh .. ....more

Famous Speech Friday: Ai-jen Poo at the United States Social Forum

No offense to Barack Obama, but it's Ai-jen Poo who has been called the "rock star of community organizing ...more