I’ve always enjoyed tongue-in-cheek translations of help wanted ads. Apparently, so does nonprofit executive and humorist Vu Le who compiled such a list for his Nonprofit with Balls blog. Here are some of my favorite employment translations from that list that are also applicable to for-profit organizations. Describing the organization A dynamic work environment: We are really disorganized.
One of my favorite childhood films, The Wizard of Oz, offers many wonderful life lessons. As a devotee of professional development as well as the film, here are several of my favorite career take-aways from Oz. 1. Seeking Your Dream Job in the Emerald City While the term “career path” implies a straight line to
Like most committed professionals, I’m always in learning mode. I find a constant stream of new ideas, lessons learned, and other important information from reading online and offline, speaking with participants in my workshops and presentations, attending conferences and webinars, talking with people inside and outside of my network, watching movies, etc. Here are several of
Overwhelmed with consumer advertising and all the stuff available to buy? Frustrated with spending more and enjoying it less? Take a deep breath and read on. To better cope with the stress from information-overload and hyper-materialism, here’s an important message from business and life coach, Steve Davis: fulfillment involves understanding “Assimilation vs. Accumulation.” Note: I’ve cited Steve’s
With gratitude on the Thanksgiving holiday and every day: “He enjoys much who is thankful for little.” – Thomas Secker “It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy …” – Charles H. Spurgeon “Things that matter most must never be at the mercy of things that matter least.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Happy Summer! It’s time to kick-back and enjoy the lazy, hazy days of the season. While I don’t usually take an extended vacation this time of year (except for an occasional long weekend), I do enjoy a brief break from blogging to refresh my content ideas. For those of you who work through most of
In honor of National Volunteer Week and in preparation to participate in BlogPaws Conference, it’s fitting that I share this poignant description from a volunteer involved with animal rescue. Rescue explained The neglect changes you. The abuse hardens you. The suffering breaks you. The ignorance angers you. The indifference disturbs you. The injustice destroys you. On a
Note: the following is a timely excerpt from A Little Book of Big Thoughts: Lip-Sticking, The Book, written (and shared with permission) by Yvonne DiVita, Lip-Sticking founder and BlogPaws co-founder. Happy Day to the World Today, the sun is out. All’s right with our world. Yes, life has become harder … We all wonder what the New
To maintain perspective in this season of thanksgiving and gift giving, here’s an excerpt from a most excellent article by business and life coach Steve Davis. In “Assimilation vs. Accumulation,“ he writes: “Unconscious compulsions for “more input” seldom satisfy our true needs. Nor will having piles of unread books and magazines ringing our desks reduce the nagging
That’s right, it’s Working Parents Day. Celebrated every year on September 16th, here’s what this “holiday” represents: Working Parents Day gives recognition to moms and dads who work hard to provide for their children. Every day dad, and often mom, go off to work [whether that work is at home or elsewhere; see Important Note below].