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Beyond the To Do List: Podcast of the Week #2

By Victoria Plettner-Saunders
 

Hi Everyone: Here is the second in my Podcast of the Week (POTW) series in which I share cool podcasts I’ve found that fit with creative careers, our workforce and all things related. Beyond the To Do List  is hosted by Erik Fisher, a Productivity Author, Podcaster, Speaker and Coach who examines productivity and career success from a practical perspective. What is the premise? Each week he has a different interviewee on the show. Most of them are creatives and all of them are thought leaders in their particular area of expertise. But most importantly, each one talks about how they’ve become more productive despite being human. They talk about trial and error and how they’ve found better integration of […]

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Strategic Human Resource Management

By Victoria Plettner-Saunders
 

Nonprofit arts organizations would benefit from considering a more strategic approach to HR management

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Podcast of the Week: Working at MoMA

By Victoria Plettner-Saunders
 

Our new series – Podcast of the Week (POTW) – gives me a chance to share with you the great podcasts out there for learning HR, getting advice on workplace issues, or hearing stories of people who are pursuing their passion like you. First off, MoMA makes an appearance in an unlikely way on Slate Magazine’s Working podcast series. What’s the premise? Every week a Slate reporter interviews a different person about their work. One week it could be a tattoo artist, another week it could be an immigration lawyer. Many of their interviewees however are in creative careers like yarn dying, stand up comedy or music education. Which one do I recommend first? The one I’ve been into this […]

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Thoughts on Equal Pay and the Law

By Victoria Plettner-Saunders
 

2019 employment laws and support for equal pay.

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Work and the Meaning of Life

By Victoria Plettner-Saunders
 

“I’ve always marveled at the phrase ‘work/life balance’ – as if the two things are opposing entities fighting against each other, rather than work (or rather how you seek meaning) being an integral part of life.” Recently I read this quote by Tom Sharp, founder and director of the London creative firm The Beautiful Meme in reference to a new co-working space he is working on in London. As to the first part of his statement I am right there with him – work and life are not, for me, opposing entities. My husband and I are both arts consultants and we share an office (although not a business) in our home. Much of my leisure time is spent going to […]

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New Employment Laws for 2018

By Victoria Plettner-Saunders
 

Most of labor law happens at the state level and these laws usually take effect January 1. So whether you’re an employee who wants to know your rights or an employer who wants to uphold them, you’ll be interested in reading on…

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Success by the Numbers: One Woman’s Job Search Stats

By Victoria Plettner-Saunders
 

Does your art career resume stack up against automated submission systems? Here are one woman’s job search stats.

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Unexpected Inspiration: The Story of Maud Lewis

By Victoria Plettner-Saunders
 

The story of folk artist Mad Lewis brings me to tears and leaves me inspired.

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Traveling Outside Your Comfort Zone: Reprise

By Victoria Plettner-Saunders
 

Whether you’re feeling insecure because you’re starting a new job, or frustrated by yet another résumé rejection notice, or doing something else that feels outside of your comfort zone, see if you can identify an activity that you enjoy and that you know you do well. And then do it!

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In 2017, Pursue Meaning

By Victoria Plettner-Saunders
 

At the beginning of a new year we simultaneously look back and look forward. How can we make our own meaning and find a better place to be?

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