Jule Kucera

Closeup photo of the Merchandise Mart when it was first built

Find Your Tribe

It’s time to shift focus from internal—we’ve done lengthy internal examination—to external. Herminia Ibarra, in Working Identity, presents nine principles for reinventing a career. Number six is, “Don’t just focus on the work. Find people who are what you want …

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I’ve felt as if I’ve been vacillating between writing about finding our True Selves and navigating the pandemic of the coronavirus. But I’ve changed my mind. Instead of seeing these as two separate things, I now see them as related. …

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Magic Genie

This week’s exercise on finding our True Selves will be fun, which is a good thing because in this coronavirus environment we’re past the intense preparation stage of laying in supplies (sanitizer and toilet paper and rice and beans) and …

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Pebble sitting on a piece of cardbord, with a dotted outline an inch to the left of the pebble and and arrow aiming at the dotted outline, labeled Today


When I saw the beautiful facemasks Lori had made for nurses in her community, my first thought was, “That’s what I’ll do! I’ll make masks!” Never mind that the last time I sewed was five years ago. Never mind that …

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