Category: Career and Life Inspiration

Graduates, It’s Time to Build Your Dream

Posted May 16, 2022 by Mark Perna Congratulations, graduates! You’ve come so far—what an incredible accomplishment. As you embark on the next stage of your journey, I’d...

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Why the Middle of Your Success Story Matters

Posted April 26, 2021 by Mark Perna

Most success stories focus on the beginning and end. But what if you’re stuck in the middle?

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Thriving During Change Playlist

Posted March 22, 2021 by Mark Perna

In these 10 episodes of The Perna Syndicate, Mark shares the strategies to not just manage change, but thrive through it.

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Education Scarring And What We Can Do About It

Posted January 28, 2021 by Mark Perna People are familiar with the idea of career scarring, defined as a long-term trend of lower salaries and higher unemployment...

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It’s Black Friday. But This Year, Less Is More

Posted November 27, 2020 by Mark Perna Like everything else in 2020, the holidays are going to be different this year. But is that really such a...

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Career & Life Inspiration Playlist

Posted October 26, 2020 by Mark Perna

We all need a little inspiration at times. Check out Mark’s playlist of five quick episodes from The Perna Syndicate to motivate your life and career journey!

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Thriving in Education’s New Normal

Posted August 19, 2020 by Mark Perna The 2020-21 school year is now upon us, and it promises to be one for the history books. Thanks to...

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In Crisis, Do You Panic — Or Reinvent?

Posted May 7, 2020 by Mark Perna In our current health crisis, we’re all feeling a certain lack of control. Through no fault of our own, all...

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Social Distancing and Staying Home: Perspective Is Everything

Posted March 27, 2020 by Mark Perna Due to the coronavirus health crisis, stay-at-home and shelter-in-place orders are now in effect in many parts of the country—with...

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When the Branch Creaks: How Crisis Moments Create Positive Change

Posted May 10, 2019 by Mark Perna If you’ve ever heard me speak or read my book, you’re probably familiar with my branch-creak story and the metaphor...

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