Learning from the road

Learning from the road

My recent teaching experience in Vietnam and China was not just about imparting knowledge, but also about personal growth. It was inspiring to see my students embrace new ideas and apply them in their everyday lives. This journey of learning and self-improvement is...
The secret of life

The secret of life

The secret of life. Well, I guess if I share today my secret of life with you, it won’t be a secret anymore:) The secret of life is to ask for what YOU want. This means to be bold and seek what you want most in your life. Ask for what you want, which means...
How would you like to be led?

How would you like to be led?

Would you like to be led by an autocratic leader? Would you like to be constantly threatened by punishment or promised rewards to motivate you to get your work done? Would you like to have no voice in how you work, what you work on, or whether you can make decisions?...
Believe in yourself

Believe in yourself

My first book, now out of print (Believe in Yourself, A Practical Guide in Leading Yourself and Others, 1991), was my first attempt at putting my voice out in the world in written form. I wasn’t even sure anyone would ever read it. But I wrote it as...
Great time to plant seeds

Great time to plant seeds

The start of a new year is a great time to plant seeds, and when it comes to your work, this also applies. The road to joyful work takes a combination of thinking, planning and ultimately, action. Just like planting those seeds, you must take action to make your work...
A great time to recharge

A great time to recharge

Great time to recharge The holidays are a great time to recharge, but new discipline awaits. I hope you enjoyed the holidays and your time with loved ones. The holiday season is the time to cherish those people you care about, the moments of life that bring you the...

DECEMBER 2023 December thoughts from Dr. Nathanson I am pleased to see that my work in the areas of human resources, humanistic leadership and joyful work are starting to get applied in organizations and honored by this award from the North Bay Business Journal. ...
May 2023

May 2023

May thoughts from Dr. Nathanson How can you have Joyful Work? Start with these three questions: The work I could do for the rest of my life that I would enjoy would be? I can start to move toward doing this work by doing? I can make my needed income doing this work...
March 2023

March 2023

March thoughts from Dr. Nathanson Ten steps to becoming an enlightened person Don’t always try to win or be right Strive for peace and collaboration Don’t take sides Accept different points of view Encourage cooperation Strive for a joyful life Be hopeful...
February 2023

February 2023

February thoughts from Dr. Nathanson Do you want to have a vacation for the rest of your life? JUST have joyful work! With joyful work, you can’t tell the difference between Monday or Friday, Work or Play, and vocation or vacation! Joyful Work is subjective. The...