About Mary Chasin

A long time ago, armed with a camera and an MBA, I set out to build "something". Before I figured out what that looked like, I found myself in a corporate world of Human Resources and Organizational Development. It was a pretty interesting place; I stayed for over twenty years. And learned a lot. Then one day I began to think about how to use all of my professional and life experience differently to create something meaningful and positive. That reflection led to a book, and the book led to this blog. I hope you enjoy visiting and will share your own comments and insights.

Growing

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Chris Deanovic A year ago I made the bold decision to find a better career fit.  After months of risk analysis, discussions, reflection and sleepless nights I decided to step away from a successful career trading commodities and change direction.  There were many factors that went into this decision, but in the end two goals emerged.  ...

Seismic Shift

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Imagine you are a rock climber scaling a steep cliff wall. You are respected and experienced, highly competitive, and confident. As you near the top of the cliff, a rock under your foot crumbles, but you don’t panic. Breathing intentionally, concentrating on your next move, you lift your leg slowly to replant it. But the ...

How Can I Help?

Scott Tarlo I read an article about how to handle the delicate questions about one’s unemployment as the holiday gatherings kick into high gear. Generally, the author got most of it right – keep a positive attitude, suggestions on making “kinder inquiries”, giving “kinder responses”, and how to deal with unsolicited advice. Let’s face it – unemployment ...

Smart Hiring 101

Cyd Dodson Carole King had it right in 1972. In her song “Beautiful”, King reflects on the secret to success:  Manage yourself. Take a retro step back and listen again to the lyrics: You've got to get up every morning With a smile on your face And show the world All the love in your heart

 Then people gonna treat you ...