My Life in Vice

I am known to some as the “vice chair” of the Orange County Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Section. I’m not sure I want to be associated with a title using the word “vice” but I can live with it. The Vice President of the...

Recovering Happiness in the Face of Job Loss.

Martin Seligman is a pioneer in the area of “positive psychology”. He has written a book entitled “Authentic Happiness” that examines just how much control we really have over the emotion of “happiness.” The answer is not so much as...
Dwight Not Trite; Jim & Pam Should Understand

Dwight Not Trite; Jim & Pam Should Understand

Dwight Schrute of “The Office”: a total suck ass with no social skills you might say. Yet Dwight has utility. The perennial outsider may stimulate more penetrating ideas and require better debate in the workplace just because, occasionally, he may have, by...
Stress of Unemployment.

Stress of Unemployment.

Here are some thoughts by psychologist Batya Ludman (with some of my own added): 1. You are the product. Package yourself to sell. 2. Rework your resume to showcase your strengths. Market yourself. 3. Be flexible! Show adaptability and learn new skills. Your old job...
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