Plan for the best, prepare for the worst. We've all heard it and probably had varying levels of success with its implementation. It's difficult not to go too negative and always assume that the worst will ensue, and it can be equally hard to not feel ready if problems actually arise.
Editor's Note: Today we kick off a new series that will delve into the issues that dominate the place where we spend most of our time-the office. We're calling it Workplace Wednesdays.We've all seen it at work.
Picture this. It's a Monday night, you've had a long day at work but you need to pick up a few things before you head home. Where do you go? In the days of multi-purpose retailers aiming to be everything to everyone, we may be visiting our local department stores less frequently.
We Chicagoans like to maintain our friendly rivalry with New Yorkers, but "Second City"? Hardly. Chicago regularly tops the list for dining destinations, and who can forget our friendly, Midwestern charm? But, New York does have us beat in at least one category-annual visitors.
Susan Cain's new book 'Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking' profiles some of society's greatest introverts, and how their quiet ways actually allowed them to spark big change.