What to Do When You Hate Your Job? Start Here…

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Hate Monday mornings? I’ve been there too, more than once. A bully of a boss, a boring industry, an uninspiring workload… and no hope that the future will get better. I learned the hard way that intensely negative work environments changed me in ways I didn't like at all. The worst part? It turned me

Why Quiet Bosses Make Better Leaders

Monday, August 21, 2017

In this age of in-your-face TV, radio, politicians, social media and corporate greed, all of the crowing easily drowns out the tremendous contribution of quiet bosses. We forget that power most often lies in inner strength, disciplined thinking and simple thoughtfulness. When Harvard Business Review conducted a field study of 130 pizza franchises, they found that

The Many Paths to Career Satisfaction

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

What makes a career satisfying? Being a happy person to begin with helps. As does a certain amount of success. But from there, the answers vary widely and individually. University of Pennsylvania researcher Dr. Martin Seligman, a highly-esteemed happiness guru, says that there are four types of happiness. And since we spend the vast majority

Just How Important is Meaningful Work?

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

What does work mean to you? Is it enough to engage in interesting activities or industries just for a paycheck? Or does your work need to fulfill a personal passion, make a difference in others’ lives, or provide certain kinds of challenges? The answer is different for everyone. Here’s how I learned that meaningful work was important

Women in Tech in the 1970’s: What It Was Like

Monday, August 8, 2016

When I received my college degree in 1976, a computer science major didn’t yet exist and programming positions were the domain of men. I did succeed in launching a software career, but not without navigating around some serious head winds. Here is my story of what it was like for women in tech in the