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Work/Life: PAST|NOW|FUTURE

Work/Life: PAST|NOW|FUTURE

I attended the June 18-21, 2014 Work & Family Researchers Network (WFRN) Conference in New York City, Changing Work & Family Relationships in a Global Economy. About 700 Work/Life Researchers and Practitioners from 42 countries presented their  research on how work/life has evolved.  Here’s a taste of what I learned & a reading list.  PAST: Work/Life became popular in the...

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Be All You Can Be: Managing Work/Life Stress

Be All You Can Be: Managing Work/Life Stress

I had an amazing experience while conducting a workshop entitled, Managing Work/Life Stress, for the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). The participants were eager to learn, reflect and share experiences. That last part about sharing experiences rocketed this workshop to the moon and back. The USACE’s Human Capital Strategy calls for: “A cadre of leaders who are self-aware, adaptive, and agile;...

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Top 10 Countdown: Now Who’s Asking, “Can I Have It All?”

Top 10 Countdown: Now Who’s Asking, “Can I Have It All?”

It’s not your Working Mom’s Work/Life anymore! It turns out Work/Life strategies are important to a spectrum of employees – not just Working Moms.   Why should corporations care?  Support an employee’s work/life concern and plug a costly leak in the talent pipeline.  Is work/life on your corporate agenda? Join me for a Top 10 Countdown on  who’s asking “Can I have...

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Keep Your Talent. Expand Your Work-Life View

Keep Your Talent. Expand Your Work-Life View

It’s not your working mom’s work/life anymore. It turns out Work/Life strategies are important to a spectrum of employees, more so than ever before. Why expand your view?  If you support an employee’s work/life, you can plug a costly leak in the talent pipeline. I lead Work/Life workshops for corporate audiences. When the doors open at a Work/Life event, working moms find they have...

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The Ultimate Challenge?

The Ultimate Challenge?

Can you spend five minutes doing absolutely nothing?  Have you lost the ability to relax, even if you try? There are a couple of theories on this phenomenon – 1) we truly are overloaded or 2) we purposefully live life on fast forward. Overloaded? We are just plain overloaded in our dual income, single parent and/or sandwich family structures.  Women are particularly affected with our...

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A woman in a man’s world

A woman in a man’s world

Do you know basketball star Candace Parker?  I like her style.   “I think it’s truly special to have a child and to continue to do all things men can do. My coach used to joke, ‘Can you imagine Magic Johnson being out with a baby? Or LeBron missing a season to have a child and then coming back as strong?’” (from an interview with espn.go.com) Candace was...

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