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Loss and Grief in the Workplace

Depending on your work environment, loss and your experience of grief may not be something you can easily discuss. In a recent book I wrote on this concept, it’s important for managers, supervisors, and colleagues to be aware how the experience of loss and the response of grief may affect employee behavior.  Oftentimes, it’s easy to blame erratic or inconsistent behaviors on character imperfections or principles. Yet, when we as humans lose...


Do Men Really Have Feelings?... And If So, Who Cares?!

In January, a man who was doing contract work for our firm had a family crisis. For two days he was unavailable while he was tending to his sick child. I never asked what was wrong with his child nor did I ask any of the details — the child’s age, gender or the nature of the illness. I didn’t care to know. I’m not big on sharing my feelings in business.

Call me insensitive, but I’m a woman who came of age during a time when women...


Perfect for Parents and Caregivers Part-Time Work

Now that I have a baby, my original intention of returning to my former position no longer feels right.  This is causing me a great deal of anxiety and confusion because I spent my entire life, up to this point, preparing for my career.  I want to be more in control of my professional activities, but still have time to be with my child.  I don’t think my previous work demands will fit into my new life.  My values have shifted; yet I’m...


Jobs:The Coming War!

One of my interns recently commented that she had observed “so many old people” working in places such as Fedex-Kinkos, Home Depot, and Rite Aid.  She wasn’t making a comment on the culture as being “old” as much as she was observing that many of these oldsters who are working are doing so because they have not saved enough for retirement.  Some companies prefer to hired older people because they bring a...


Spotlight on Career Consultant Lynn Berger

A career coach and counselor, Lynn Berger says it is never too early to start planning for your education and career. Although Lynn works with people of all ages, she has also had the opportunity to work with high school students to help them start planning for their future careers in a way that is fun and sustainable throughout their lives. 

According to Lynn, “Parents, professionals and teachers need to support young people...