The Relief Pitcher

The Relief Pitcher

A NEW FRIEND I met in my networking, Benjamin, suggested that being in transition between jobs is like being a “relief pitcher” in baseball. If you don’t know much about relief pitchers, let me tell you about them. Relief pitchers don’t start the game, they sit away...
Embrace the Opportunity!

Embrace the Opportunity!

I REMEMBER A DEVOTION a coworker used once in a meeting; it started with a story about monkeys and golf. As I remember it, when the British colonized India, they built a golf course for recreation. As the story went, there was a unique challenge to playing the course....
Don’t let a day go wasted!

Don’t let a day go wasted!

“Finish eating everything on your plate because there are starving children who would love to have what you have.” Those were the instructions I heard regularly growing up, which was fine except for those lima beans that I would have given to any starving child. My...
Who am I, now that I’m unemployed?

Who am I, now that I’m unemployed?

“HI, I’M DALE KREIENKAMP, head of human resources for …” Very often, that’s how I would introduce myself. My introduction, and maybe yours, identified me with where I worked and what I did for a living. But how about now, when I don’t have a job? Who am I today? It’s...