The Courage To Fail

“Do one thing every day that scares you.” — Eleanor Roosevelt We crave success stories – Thomas Edison inventing the light bulb, Steve Jobs founding of Apple Computer, Oprah Winfrey’s rise as a television icon. Yet, we tend to discount the failure...

Goals – Dreams With Deadlines

“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” ― Ernest Hemingway When I was a young sales manager, my colleagues and I would go through an annual ritual of setting goals for the following year. These goals were strictly...

Procrastinate? Who Me?

  “In delay there lies no plenty.”                                  William Shakespeare Before I started my blog, Work-Happier, I came up with all kinds of reasons why I couldn’t do it – not enough time, no one would read it, fear, and on and on and on. After...

Reinventing Your Job

“Reinventing the wheel is sometimes the right thing, when the result is the radial tire.”                                                                                              – Jonathan Gilbert What if you’re unhappy in your job and can’t leave? In my...

The Hero Within

“It’s the abilities not the disabilities that count.” ― Peter Drucker I frequently teach workshops on personal branding and job seeking strategies to individuals in career transition. The students are highly successful professionals – scientists, senior academic...

How Do You Define Success?

“Build a résumé that doesn’t simply tell a story about what you want to be, but a story about who you want to be and why.” ― Oprah Winfrey I often park in the same garage in Cambridge and, the highlight of my morning is when Keith is there. Keith is the parking...