When something catastrophic like this happens, it’s human nature to take stock of the how fleeting and precious life can be, particularly when you have reached a certain age. We pause and ponder, is this really what it’s all about?
The older partner can bring decades of experience, potential clients or customers and possibly capital while the younger one can deliver the ambition of someone in the early stages of a career, plus an eagerness to try new ways of doing things.
Rob Lachenauer, a partner and CEO at Banyan Global Family Business Advisors in Boston, says there’s one thing that makes family businesses different from all others. “In a non-family business, you can quit your job and it’s usually a career enhancing move. In a family business, you sure can’t quit your family,” Lachenauer told me. As someone […]
With a tight labor market and an unemployment rate floating around 3.7 percent, there are signs that some employers facing worker shortages are more willing to rehire their retirees or other former employees. Executive-level retirees have always been sought after to boomerang back to former employers as troubleshooters. What’s different today is that there are […]
On a typical weekday, up to 10 tour groups may traipse through Colgate University’s new Benton Hall, the home of the Center for Career Services, which is on the main academic quad. “Again, and again, I hear a simple ‘wow,’” said Michael A. Sciola, associate vice president of institutional advancement and career initiatives. That reaction […]
Kerry Hannon is a nationally recognized expert and strategist on career transitions, personal finance, entrepreneurship and retirement. She is a frequent TV and radio commentator and is a sought-after keynote speaker at conferences across the country. She has appeared as a career and financial expert on The Dr. Phil Show ABC, CBS,CNBC, NBC Nightly News, NPR, and PBS. […]
In this month’s Books You Should Read, it’s all about the career change. If you need a new position, these are the books to help you plan, prepare and find success If work is getting you down, stressing you out or making you miserable, it may be time to think about switching. A career change […]
I was honored to be interviewed for this terrific NPR station podcast Jazzed About Work. It’s produced by WOUB Public Media.Jazzed About Work features lively, informal conversations about everything it takes to create a resilient and rewarding career. In each segment, host Beverly Jones interviews professionals who can share their expertise related to the workplace. Jones […]
Scott Kilgore was frustrated. He had been a registered nurse for 18 years, specializing in oncology and emergency care, but every time he tried to advance his career in nursing administration he hit a wall. “After three years of interviewing and being told by recruiters that I was going to have to get a master’s-level […]
When Colleen O’Bryant pivoted from her job as operations manager at an insurance firm to start her own business as an herbalist, her training came with a steep price tag. Ms. O’Bryant, 40, didn’t make any rash money moves, however. She and her husband budgeted for her education, and she took the necessary coursework over […]