Tag: career balance
According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD), “24% of workers report drinking during the workday at least once in the past year.” The costs of alcohol use to the US economy annually top $223.5 billion dollars or $746 for every man, woman, and child. The cost of illicit drug use … Read More »
Research tends to show that workers who are passionate about their jobs and consider their work meaningful are more productive than those who don’t. But there are limits to what leaders can do to create meaningful jobs that people can be passionate about, especially at the lower levels of organizations.
Think about how one might identify … Read More »
Oh, January. The month always starts out with so much promise—it’s a chance to set goals for the upcoming year and wipe the slate clean of past bad habits. We start out strong, buying fresh ingredients at the grocery store or starting a gym membership, but midway through the year (or the next month, in … Read More »
Being a new parent is clearly one of the biggest challenges there is. Choosing to go back to work may seem like an even bigger challenge, as you consider all the emotional and financial variables. As you begin your job search, make a list of things that you believe are requirements for your new job … Read More »
Do you live for the weekends? Do you hate Monday mornings? Are you majorly stuck in a rut or in a job you hate? You may not even hate your job but you just know that you are so much better than what you are doing right now and you want a bigger challenge.
In the … Read More »
MuniNet Guide a municipal research website focusing on state and local government, U.S. demographic and employment trends, public finance, and municipal bonds; highlighted a recent report on cities with the highest job satisfaction. Topping the Glassdoor Employment Satisfaction Report Card are San Jose and San Francisco, home to five of the companies that made Glassdoor’s … Read More »
What is career happiness? We all strive for it but it often feels elusive.
Luckily, there is a great framework created by Frank Digiammarino to help you think about career happinees “Happiness is a Balance: A Framework to Success.” Frank spoke at last year’s Next Generation of Government Training Summit about the road to happiness and what you need … Read More »
Warning: Read with care. The thoughts shared below are not intended for everyone. The ideas that follow are meant for local government public officials and career professionals who really want to make a difference.
People often comment on the significant accomplishments I have made in my life. Though I am not sure any of … Read More »
Aging baby boomers, coupled with early retirement incentives designed to reduce salary loads, are swelling the ranks of retired public service professionals. Despite this crop of 60’s era retirees’ declaration that they would not toil into their advanced years like their parents’ generation, and notwithstanding generous pensions, many pursue encore careers. Motives may include bolstering … Read More »
Anne-Marie Slaughter’s stunning article in Atlantic magazine, “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All”, has started a new national discussion on the issues of work-life balance and gender differences. It would be impossible to sum up the perspectives of her complex and nuanced viewpoint in the few words of this column. But drawing on her … Read More »