Wednesday, March 22, 2017

“I’d Rather Not Be a Recluse”

As today's contribution, I offer the latest in a series of profiles on reclusive people.

The Scarfmaker

As today's contribution, I offer the latest of my short-short stories. This is about a male retiree who thinks about taking up knitting.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Career Decisions: Three Poems By a Career Counselor

I got positive response from my previous set of poems inspired by my having been a career and personal coach to 5,000 people. So here are three more.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Life Decisions: Two poems by a career and personal coach

I've been career and personal coach to over 5,000 clients. And the longer I do it, the less sure I am that there are clear-enough answers. Of course, it could simply be that I'm an inadequate counselor. 

In any event, as my contribution today, I offer two poems I've written that acknowledge that lack of clarity.          

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Worth: A short-short story

How accurate is our self-esteem? If strong, is that helpful? I explore that briefly in my latest short-short story, published today on

Friday, March 17, 2017

Under-the-Radar Careers and Career Advice: Highlights of a Presentation by Marty Nemko

World's Shortest Course in Leadership, Part 2

I recently wrote The World’s Shortest Course in Leadership.  Perhaps it was too short because a number of readers have asked me to write a follow-up. Your wish is my command. As my article today, here is The World's Shortest Course in Leadership, Part 2.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Strong and Kind Negotiation: An interview with Seth Freeman

As my article today, I interview Seth Freeman, an expert on negotiation.

A Man and His Dog: A short-short story

Here is the latest in my short-short stories.

Monday, March 6, 2017

The World's Shortest Course in Leadership

Today, for my article, I've given myself the challenge of offering the most useful advice I can within a five-minute read.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

"The World's Oldest Bus Boy:" A short-short story with lessons about ageism and resilence

As my article today, I offer another short-short story with psychological and practical implications. This one is about a 65-year-old VP who loses his job and takes a job as a busser.

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