How to Enjoy (and Succeed) Going Self-employed

(from Alan Heeks book Out of the Woods: Staying happy when you’re over 64!) Whether you’re jumping into self-employment or being pushed by outside forces, it’s a fact that the percentage of men who are self-employed, and not on someone’s payroll, grows strongly...

Best Books for Revisioning Work by Alan Heeks

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey.  ISBN 978-0684858395.  This book combines a lot of clear, practical thinking with strong human values.  It should make your work more pleasurable as well as more effective.  You can get a summary of the book...

Moving from Careers to Portfolios by Alan Heeks

Taken from from Alan Heek’s book Charles Handy* is probably my favourite management guru, one of the few who brings the worlds of feeling and spirit into this area.  He was among the first to foresee the huge changes in our ways of working in the past twenty...

Back to work: Drag or Delight?

Find yourself or lose yourself in the daily task As we start the new year, you may be going back to a regular job, or not. Either scenario may leave you happy or blue. January seems a good time to reflect on how work fits into your life. I observe men of all ages...