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She waited till the room was empty to come up to the front and tell me the story, She was embarrassed. Hesitant, making small talk. I could tell there was something she wanted to say, but couldn’t quite get it out.
I was packing… Read full post »
Finding Work When There Are No Jobs is now on KINDLE. And I am in trouble.
Because I am a Kindleholic. I admit it. It’s true. My name is Roger, and I am a Kindleholic. The whole, Jon… Read full post »
Dawn Clark Netsch, the tiny, whip smart, political force of kindness and simply doing good across the political landscape of Illinois for six decades, died this morning from complications of ALS. She was 86.
And as news of her passing spread out across Chicago, it began t… Read full post »
What’s the worst piece of advice you’ve ever heard given to someone out of work?
Everybody’s work search is different. So tossing out tired clichés on… Read full post »
You’ve seen the titles. How to find a job. How to find work when there are no jobs How to find a job when you’re over 50. How to find work when you’re under 25. And you just know they won’t help you!
You’ve seen the titles. Your… Read full post »
A business story? You decide.
One of those pitch perfect autumn leaves kind of days on the campus of the University of Chicago. More like when Harry… Read full post »
Ever find yourself zoning out when somebody says “leadership?”
Cliché train is a coming! Don’t fall asleep! Leadership can be spun so many ways that the spin can end up to mean well. . .nothing.
But as you either do or don’t watch the… Read full post »
Things can change in a business at any time. Even in the golden orange autumn glory of October. The very best time of the Chicago year. Even then it can happen.
A small neighborhood storefront on the north side of the city quietly papers over… Read full post »
In September 2012, a Harvard Divinity School historian announced that she’d identified a scrap of papyrus that contains a phrase never seen in ANY piece of scripture. “Jesus said, my wife. . .” No one knows what came before or after those words. Or what any of it means… Read full post »
Both The Chicago Teacher’s Union and The Chicago School Board are reporting a likely settlement to the four-day-old strike could come today. Teacher’s Union President Karen Lewis has said that the likelihood of the strike ending today is “a 9 on a scale of 1 to 10.” Classes… Read full post »
Drive by a Chicago Public School this morning and you’ll hear the car honking show of support for the approximately 25,000 teachers of the 3rd largest school system in the country now… Read full post »
What really prompted Clint Eastwood's Performance art piece to be perhaps the most memorable event of the 2012 GOP Convention? Karl Rove? Koch Brothers? Sheldon Adelson? Good guesses. But what if it was something different? What if it was art?
Maybe Dirty Harry started here. The… Read full post »
“Obama?” Hinky Dink turned to his partner Bathouse John and barked out a laugh. “Guy is a lightweight. He’s nothing. As a real ward boss in Chicago? He wouldn’t… Read full post »
When the 82-year-old nun and her two companions made it past the barbed wire, motion detectors and armed guards, under the darkness of a Tennessee moon, they accomplished something… Read full post »
More than anything else, it’s a story of family, friendship, struggle and faith.
You come to know… Read full post »
But that’s not going to stop my friend Janie… Read full post »
Maybe you’ve met Kristie? 23. Feisty blue eyed blonde. Aerobics champ. Hard charging and hard-wired to her Smart Phone. Knew enough to pluck those naughty college party pictures off her Facebook page; so she got the job in Human Resources with… Read full post »
Business confidence in the job market gets a lot of press. But what about the confidence of actual human beings? Just how optimistic are actual human beings around the world when it comes to finding work when there are no jobs?
Today, Gallup released results… Read full post »