Best of Work Happy Now 2010

2010 is almost over and it’s been a very memorable year. We’ve expanded our superpowers. We’ve found new ways to make people happy at work. We've found ways to take setbacks and use them make us stronger. You've hopefully taken your happiness to the next level and kept it there. I can't wait for 2011, but before we get there I ...

Who is Dibs?

Karl’s note: This post was inspired by the book, “Dibs in Search of Self,” by Virginia Axline. First, let me say it doesn’t matter who Dibs is. It doesn’t matter because as you read the book you connect with the character of Dibs. You saw yourself through his story. What does matter is what you do with this knowledge. Before ...

The Skillful Art of Salary Negotiation

Editor's note: This is a guest post from Lisa H. (aka RunningBear) is the founder of Getting to Zen. I liked this article because negotiating can actually be fun if you have the right tools and attitude. About 3 and half years ago I was in the awkward position of having to negotiate my salary for the position I currently hold. ...

10 Common Career Mistakes

I've made the mistake of feeling helpless and I don't want you to feel the same way. The list below was created to help remind you to stay in control of your career and not give up on designing the career of your dreams.

How to Stop Interruptions and Be More Productive

Too often we allow ourselves to get interrupted at work. We hear the ping of an email to our iPhones, someone calls us or even worse we have to attend a meeting. Jason Fried talks about the need to kill all meetings. We are constantly being interrupted and it needs to stop. We all need to find space and time ...

Take Steps Today to Become Your Own Boss

The day I walked out the door from my last job, knowing I was going into business for myself full-time from that day on, was a scary one.  I had built up in my mind that this was a major life change - a point of no return. To further challenge my resolve, the organization I worked for really wanted ...