My Best Tweets, Part VI

27 of my best ideas, each in just a sentence or two.

My Best Tweets: Part V

22 of my best ideas on work & on relationships, each in just a sentence or two.

Workover: A Tilesetter Would Like to Own His Own Business

Advice I gave to a caller to my NPR-San Francisco radio program.

Making Your Labor Day Party a Success

Your party will be more successful if you consider psychological as well as logistical matters.

How Counselors and Coaches Can Stand Out From the Crowd

With a counselor and coach under every rock, providers must stand out without being cheesy

Case Study: Why She is Unproductive

We unpeeled the onion. Lessons were unearthed.

Curing Excuse-Making Syndrome

It feels good to externalize responsibility but that often leads to career and life failure.

Unvarnished

Straight talk on what works in the real world.

Career Advice for Geniuses (Revised and Expanded)

Smart people don't have it as easy as many people think. Help is here.

Hiring and Keeping A Players

Hiring is an employer's most important task. Here's how to hire the best.

The New Rules of Success

While some time-honored rules remain key, there are new ones.

Pursue an Artistic Career? Advice for You and Parents

Careers as writer, actor, artist, musician are seductive but when are they worth the risk?

A Workover: I'd Like to Work at Home

There are savvier work-at-options than stuffing envelopes.

Toward Living and Dying Well

An exercise and suggestions to help deal with the ultimate questions.

Dealing with an Intense Person

Hard-driving people can be invaluable...if you know how to bring out the best in them.

A Workover: What If Your Supervisees Won't Work?

The art of managing people who can't be fired.

Living with Type-A Behavior

You're a hurried, angry person. Now what?

Do You Want More or Less Control of Your Life?

Some people want more control, others are exhausted by it.

Countering "I'm Bitter" Syndrome

When life has beaten you down, you can be embittered. Here's possible help.

Countering "I'm Bored" Syndrome

When you're bored at work, with a relationship, or have a bored child.

A Workover: Angry at Her Boss

Helping an angry person look at her complaint in full dimension.

"I'm Useless" Syndrome

Some people feel that additional accomplishment isn't worth the effort. This article explores the issue.

Countering Sad Business Owner Syndrome

Small business owners don't have it easy. Perhaps these ideas will help.

Countering Sad Artist Syndrome

Artistic people have reason for malaise but there are solutions.

Countering Sad Millennial Syndrome

20-somethings face challenges but there's hope.

Countering Sad Politically Incorrect Syndrome

Being out of step with the times can be dispiriting and tough to cure.

Preventing and Addressing Unhappy Family-First Syndrome

A surprising number of people who prioritized family over career came to regret it.

Sad Lawyer Syndrome and How to Prevail

A docket of solutions for our many unhappy attorneys.

Wealthy-But-Sad Syndrome and Ways to Address It

Surprisingly often, a side effect of wealth is sadness. There are solutions.

Treating Sad Counselor Syndrome

It's not easy being a therapist, counselor, or coach. These ideas may help.

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