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Jeff Garton

Jeff Garton is an ASTD best-selling career author, certified professional career coach, career columnist for Military.com, and the former head of global staffing for Kraft Foods and Miller Brewing. After leaving the corporate world, he managed his own retained search firm, servicing U.S. companies in China and Europe. He coined the term and published the first book and learning resources on the topic of Career Contentment and the Jobseeker Success Mindset to achieve it. He lives in a North Shore suburb of Chicago with his wife and two teenage sons. Hi most recent book is a collaboration effort with leadership guru Dr. Warren Bennis.

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If Mom Can, So Can I

by May 5, 2011, 2:10 pm ET

Anna Jarvis was from my home state of West Virginia. She introduced the traditional Mother’s Day celebration in 1907. It became a national holiday only seven years later. You may think Anna was delighted with how quickly her idea spread throughout the world. Actually, she spent the rest of her life and all of her savings protesting how the true meaning of Mother’s Day had been lost. She believed printed cards and candy were insufficient to honor one’s mother. On one occasion, her protests landed her in jail for disturbing the peace. Imagine what her reaction might be to people who simply Tweet their moms on this special day. keep reading…