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A new perspective

Washington Post Q: We all need advice as we seek success in our careers and lives. What are your five favorite business books, and why? What advice wasn`t so helpful? A month after quitting my job in Bethesda, Md., and several attempts at finding a new, more...

Explore, and listen

Six months prior to graduating with my master`s degree, I walked into the career counseling center at my university. There was a woman, Jackie, behind the desk next to the door, who greeted me immediately. “Do you have a meeting?” she asked. “A...

But He’s Old Enough to Be My Son

“He’s fresh out of college and has been with the company for less than six months, and I’m supposed to listen to him,” Kris muttered as she shared with me about her struggles and grievances with her new – much younger – boss. “He takes credit for my suggestions and...

Ask for help

When my best efforts fail, I ask myself if my goal is still important. If it is, I get out of my head, share my challenge and ask for help. While I have never had to personally deal with a failure of such all-encompassing significance as the BP oil spill, I can...