Apr 19, 2023

NOVAK: What happens when the worker should be the boss? 

Q: My boss is angry with me, and I did nothing wrong. To set the stage: I do far more than my boss because I have been in the business […]

Apr 13, 2023

NOVAK: Use talent for a midlife career change 

Q: I am 50 and was the founder and sole worker of my own local business. When I decided to move out of state, I could have sold my client […]

Mar 30, 2023

NOVAK: Bad management is no easy fix 

 Q: I have been with this organization for over 25 years in an executive position, but I am not sure how to handle a personnel issue we have in another […]

Mar 22, 2023

NOVAK: The benefits of Emotional Maturity 

Some children are influenced by their parents’ conversations and know what they want to be when they grow up. Some make wild statements about their future from out of nowhere […]

Mar 16, 2023

NOVAK: College not needed for one’s success 

         Q: Since the pandemic began, many people have transitioned to working from home. I would love to be able to do this. I’m in my mid-40s […]

Mar 9, 2023

NOVAK: Living at home limits career choices 

        Q: At 50, I sold my home to travel abroad to satisfy my wanderlust. After a couple of years, I had enough traveling and settled down […]

Mar 1, 2023

NOVAK: How to fire unwanted business partners 

         Q: I am not an assertive person, but I always wanted to create and run a business. I told a close friend about my idea; she […]

Feb 21, 2023

NOVAK: How old is too old to start anew? 

        Q: I am in my mid-30s and have been a law firm paralegal for more than 10 years now. I have a bachelor’s degree and a paralegal […]

Feb 16, 2023

NOVAK: Career change planning at 40 

        Q: I am married and nearing 40 years old, with one young child and a husband who lives to work. I have an undergraduate degree in […]

Feb 9, 2023

Novak: Know thyself: Credentials are your protection 

       At a time when people don’t know who to listen to and who to trust, let credentials lead the way. Credentials establish a path of the past […]

Feb 1, 2023

NOVAK: Some people are more than just difficult: How to recognize a personality disorder 

         Q: I develop websites for small businesses. Most of my jobs run from a couple of weeks to several months, depending on the complexity of the […]

Jan 26, 2023

NOVAK: Make your brain work for you 

         Radical resilience is the only character trait needed to rebound from stressful situations, and no one who works is stress-free. While physical illnesses may require vaccines […]

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