Doing as you say

Q: The South Korean government has a problem: Employees are working too much. The average government worker there takes only six of 23 alloted vacation days a year. How important is time off? Does productivity suffer or rise when workers forego time off? Should those who opt not to take it be forced to? And does this problem exist in Read More >

A Job Like No Other

Q: Will Pope Benedict be so damaged by the clergy abuse scandal rocking the Catholic Church in Europe that his papacy never recovers? Or does the crisis offer him an opportunity to distinguish his leadership from John Paul II`s wildly successful years as Pope? The papacy exists on a level that no other position, station, office or title can come Read More >

Do Your Homework – Get Your Dream Job

Curiosity didn’t kill the cat; boredom did. And that’s an important lesson for those of us who wonder about the new and exciting opportunities that await us but, fearing the “worst that could happen,” never take the plunge. I met Roman, an incredibly successful chief of staff for a well-known D.C. entrepreneur, while vacationing in Lewes, DE, and learned about Read More >