WHAT I WRITE ABOUT: ‘Work and Life’

2 Lessons The Chair In My Backyard Taught Me

This is a guest blog post by Sharon Hamersley.  Recently I had an epiphany – one of those moments where you finally see what you are missing.  And it was all because of an impulse buy my husband made – an Adirondack chair. Not one of the fancy ones, just a $20 plastic version.  He […]

Friday, July 19th, 2013

Bereavement: How Much Leave Should You Take for a Death in the Family?

This is a guest blog post by Eric Olavson. If a loved one dies, how much time should you take off for bereavement? It’s a traumatic time, and it can be difficult to gauge how long you might need (especially if you will be settling the estate). Even so, you should immediately inform your employer […]

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

Walking Away From A Job: The Scariest And Best Thing You Will Ever Do

This is a guest post by Sharon Hamersley. At some point in our work lives, we all feel trapped and beaten down. Sometimes this is temporary and the situation resolves itself – new boss, transfer to different office, re-alignment of job duties. But, what happens when this becomes the norm? I was recently reminded of […]

Friday, May 17th, 2013

Workplace Survivor: Toxic Work Environments

This is a guest post by Dawn Rasmussen. It’s an all-to-common condition: people suffering from toxic work environments.  We’re not talking about hazardous materials… but instead: hazardous people. A horrible boss or co-worker might have their own agenda, is experiencing mental issues, is power-hungry and thrives on stomping on people, or is just downright evil. […]

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

Over 40 and Looking for a Job? Being #2 could be your #1.

If you are over 40 and looking for a job, it could be because of your old habits.  What I mean by old habits is you are looking for a job the way you used to, the way you did when you were 20. This is a guest blog post by Corey Harlock. To put […]

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

What The View Looks Like From The Top Of The Mountain

Note from Tim: I’m excited to start sharing this blog platform with some other talented voices. You will begin to see a number of new guest writers here on Tim’s Strategy. Please read their bios and visit their sites and social media homes. Here’s the first from Dawn Rasmussen. Happy New Year! I had a […]

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

5 Ways To Get Ahead At Work During the Holidays

Today the blog features a guest post from Erica Moss, community manager for Georgetown University’s online masters in nursing. Here’s her take on how to make good use of your time at the office over the next few weeks. Some of your colleagues may have started to ease up on the productivity pedal right around […]

Friday, December 14th, 2012

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