Benefits of Being Forced to Be Unproductive (By Law!)

What would you do if you were legally forced to be unproductive? After your internal tantrums, then what? ...more

End of an Era for the Flip Camera

[Editor's Note: Check out this Flip Cam fan's take on Cisco's announcement to retire the ubiquitous video camera that changed the rules of the game. - Paula G] ...more

How to Conduct an Effective Job Search

You're searching for a new job and just don't know how to balance it all. Especially if you are holding down a job currently it can be a balancing act of epic proportions. So how do you do it well, land that job, and save your sanity in the process? Recently I sat in on a free teleseminar from Wired4Hire (brought to you by MGD Services, Inc.) where expert Gretchen Gunn walked eager job seekers through a do-able strategy. According to Gretchen a job search consists of 4 essential activities: Find leads ...more

The most useful thing I did on my job search was stay in touch with people I knew from previous ...more

How to Manage Personal Attacks in the Office

Ever been attacked personally at work? Those verbal biting snippets that are meant to be sarcastic or innocuous but aren't? Learn how to manage them professionally in this article by Julie Cohen. ...more

Freelancers Can Work with Corporate Clients - A How-To Guide

An excellent article on how freelancers can work with big organizations more effectively. ...more

How Gen Y Will Change the Workforce

A worthwhile look at how different generations view work and career. ...more

Thanks for sharing your story and illustrating that frankly you can always reinvent your career ...more

Limping Along

If you’re a working parent and you feel like you’ve been running in place this year, it’s probably not your imagination. Last week my daughter broke her ankle. It’s kind of a long story, but the central event involved a giant flying leap over a pile of backpacks on the school playground. Girls will be girls… I’m trying to look on the bright side. For instance:...more

This is one of my biggest fears right now. I've been working from home for the last 5 1/2 years, ...more

The Egg Timer - Secret Productivity Tool

  The egg timer has been a permanent fixture in my home since I was a kid. My mother had a white one with black numbers to keep track of her cooking. She kept using the same one for a long time, even after it melted slightly when it was accidentally left too close to a burner.  Now timers are everywhere. Even my iPhone has one. But I still like my old fashioned timer. The kind you turn for however long you want and that makes an almost annoying ticking as each minute disappears into the ether. ...more
When I am trying to write fiction and I'm tired and it's late at night, I tell myself just do it ...more

Leaving a Job

[Editor's Note: Excellent first hand account on why someone takes the leap to entrepreneurship even when to the outside world it looks like madness. -Paula] ...more

Become More of a Change-Maker for Yourself

In the summer of 2005, I realized that my 23 year career in broadcast radio was about to change dramatically. It just felt weird and I just knew. I started my personal transition process, in my head, simply by thinking about why I was feeling like it just wasn’t working for me on many levels anymore. Here are five lessons that I learned about my career transition process that you can apply to your own career, job, work, and employment situation today. ...more

Deborah Shane
Author | Entrepreneur | Media Host | Speaker | ...more