Month: September 2012

It All Starts With Talent

“Reviving Economic Strength Through Intelligent Education”-my take on talent and sustaining U.S. leadership in the global economy. An interview with the editors of MortgageOrb, the magazine for real estate financial executives.

A Talent for All

President John F. Kennedy once said that “all of us should have an equal opportunity to develop our talents.” While he was speaking of his civil rights initiative, his words are also applicable to the challenge of finding a job in today’s economy. All of us should have a chance to express and experience our

Job Search Books Are Boring

Job Search Books Are Boring For most of us, reading a book about job search tactics is about as enjoyable as a root canal. And yet, understanding how the world of work has changed and what those changes mean for job seekers is absolutely essential to success. What should you do? Read a job search

Even a Good Employer Can Be Bad for You

The conventional view of employers is that they are either good or bad. They respect and support their employees or they don’t. To be successful, therefore, we simply need to avoid the bad ones and work for the good ones. In truth, however, even good employers can be bad for us. How? • If they

A State of Suspended Disbelief

That’s the way a lot of us are managing our careers. We act as if we’re going to be working in our current job forever or at least for a very long time. We know that’s not likely to be the case, but we’re just too comfortable or too busy to focus on what’s coming

An Economy of Helicopter Employers

Is your organization acting like a “helicopter employer?” It’s a fast way to undermine worker engagement & performance. You can read more in my HuffPost column at http://huff.to/QPEPJ. Work Strong, Peter

The Summer Is Over, the Anxiety Isn’t

The Summer Is Over, the Anxiety Isn’t Summer may have provided a break from the routine, but for most of us, it didn’t disrupt the pressure and anxiety of being out-of-work. Where can you find a safety valve for that? Take a look at my new book, A Multitude of Hope: A Novel About Rediscovering