“One of my mentors, in his 80s at the time, once told me it’s a lot more important to be interested than to be interesting,” Marc Freedman, founder and chief executive of Encore.org and the author of “How to Live Forever: The Enduring Power of Connecting the Generations” says.
Love Your Job: The New Rules for Career Happiness “Kerry Hannon unlocks the secrets to finding true career happiness in this smart, practical, and entertainingly written guide. Finding passion, value, and genuine satisfaction in the job you do is rare yet eminently desirable—and obtainable, as Hannon shows. Another first-rate effort from one of the top […]
Women of all ages do the “scuffle,” as I like to call it, when it comes to saving for retirement. It always surprises me that so many women I speak with tell me they aren’t putting enough in their employer plans to get the savings match or that they left their jobs before their retirement benefits […]
One night, as they sat in his library sipping a $10 bottle of Meursault, Washington Redskins owner Jack Kent Cooke turned to Stuart A. Haney, his young lawyer and aide de camp, and declared: “Twenty years after I’m gone I will only be a footnote in the annals of the National Football League.” But, as […]
OK, boomer women: When’s the last time you reached out to a younger woman you don’t even know and gave her a career boost without blinking an eye? That’s what MSNBC’s Morning Joe cohost Mika Brzezinski recently did, according to an article by Peter Sterne in Capital New York last week. Sterne says that Mika (I’ll use her first name because […]
Mentors matter. This is a recent blog post I wrote for author and speaker Mary Foley’s terrific website, which is aimed at inspiring women. Click here to visit Mary’s site. Over the years, I’ve had a few female bosses offer guidance. But they never helped me break through any sort of glass ceiling, get promoted, […]
I met John Spence a few weeks ago. He was smart, funny, generous with his advice and encouraging. I didn’t actually meet him with a handshake, but rather a big smile and hello via my MacBook Pro screen one morning. He was at his desk in Gainesville, Florida, and I was in my home office […]