A Workover: 60-Year Old Hasn't Worked in Ten Years

How I advised a caller who needs and wants to go back to work.

11 Ways to Reduce Your Procrastination

Here is a buffet of tactics that can keep that career killer under control.

My Journey to Figuring Out How to Live Life

Thoughts on the life well-led and the meaning of life.

Nine Ways to Improve Your Time Management

We all seem to need to do more in less time. These tips can help.

12 Ways to Reduce Your Stress

These tactics have been effective for my clients...and for me.

Should You Become a Counselor or a Coach?

An internal debate to elucidate the issues.

Making the Most of Your Charitable Giving

Most people work hard for the money they give to charity, but that money often doesn't do as much good as it could.

Do We Necessarily Need to Be Social Animals?

An internal debate on how social to be, in and outside of work.

Four Easier Tips for Increasing Your Willpower

Traditional advice is too arduous. These tips are easier.

Five Easier Tips for Time Management

Most poor managers of time are insufficiently motivated to follow the usual recommendations.

What I Most and Least Trust

Whom and what can you trust?

12 Things That Make Bosses Want to Get Rid of an Employee

Do you do something likely to put you on your employer's chopping block?

Coping with Ever More Jobs Being Lost to Automation

The Germanwings co-pilot's suicide/murder offers a vivid example of why employers are increasingly looking to replace humans with computers and other machines.

Should You Have Cosmetic Surgery?

A debate on whether to have cosmetic surgery.

Contrarian Advice on Succeeding in Your Career

For those with doubts about the effectiveness of conventional career advice.

Getting Off to a Good Start on Your New Job

How to make the most of those first days on the job.

A Contrarian Approach to Negotiation

A kinder, gentler, often wiser approach to negotiating your compensation.

The Effective, Ethical, and Less Stressful Job Interview

You risk failure if you sit there passively and give canned answers.

Using Recruiters (Headhunters) Wisely

Why recruiters can be key to some job searches—and how best to use them.

Ethical (and Effective) Letters for Job Seekers

Job-seekers' letters are much more likely to be helpful if they are more human, honest and devoid of job-seeker jargon than the typical such letter. And your letter is much more likely to meet those criteria if you write it yourself, even if it's less well-written than if you hire a resume writer.

The Effective (Yet Ethical) Resume and LinkedIn Profile

Primped resumes are suspect and certainly don't establish the needed chemistry.

The One-Week Job Search

Job seeking feels daunting but you can accomplish much in just one smart week.

Networking for People That Dislike It

Guidance for introverts and for people who find networking anathema.

Getting Well-Trained for Your Career

These strategies will boost your hireability, competence, and confidence.

An Analytical Approach to Finding Your Career

What are your core skills, interests, values, and non-negotiables?

A Holistic Approach to Choosing a Career

Picking a well-suited career can be simpler than you may think.

Straight Talk to Artists Who Want to Make Money

The artistic temperament is antithetical to making money. You better fight that if you expect to make a living from your art. Otherwise you have a hobby.

Older Sad Man Syndrome

Although not clinically depressed, many of my older male clients are sad.

"It's Amazing"! "It's The Worst!" Stop with the Hyperbole

We lose credibility when we exaggerate how good or bad people or things are.

All You Need to Know to Learn to Play By Ear

Standard piano methods are stressful--You must perfectly reproduce every note. And standard methods are inimical to the goal of most would-be pianists: to easily play popular sings by ear, perhaps even leading sing-alongs. The method I teach in this article and video is much more likely to help you achieve that goal...with more pleasure and less stress.