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Updating our Portrait of Today's Father

Brad Harrington | Posted 06.17.2015 | Parents
Brad Harrington

Dads today are much more hands-on and engaged with their children than fathers were a generation ago. The majority want to share parenting responsibilities equally with their spouse but know that their actions are not yet aligned with their aspirations.

Detecting Leadership Buy-in for Work-life Change: 5 Indicators for HR Professionals

Kyra Cavanaugh | Posted 05.27.2015 | Business
Kyra Cavanaugh

When the human-resources staff of a company or organization reaches out to an HR/work-life consultancy, it's usually because they've gotten the green light to implement some kind of change in their organization--culture, flextime, resiliency, etc.

Commuting Could Be Shaving Years Off Your Life

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 03.24.2015 | Fifty

The long commute has become a staple of the American work experience: The average round-trip commute is close to an hour and at least 10 percent of th...

7 Tips For A Happier Work Life

Nancy Roman | Posted 05.22.2015 | Fifty
Nancy Roman

No one likes his job every single minute. You are always going to have good days and bad days. Don't complain constantly - especially at work, but also in restaurants, on Facebook, at the gym... you could be overheard. And when someone asks you about your job: If overall you like it well enough, you say, "It's pretty good." And if it is terrible, say, "I'm learning a lot."

3 Ways To Spend More Time With Your Family Without Quitting Your Job

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 03.20.2015 | Business

So you want to spend more time with your family. You could do what a couple of big-shot executives have recently done: wait for years, until you’...

Is It Time to Retire 'Millennials'?

Brad Harrington | Posted 05.20.2015 | Business
Brad Harrington

Our center is presently collecting data on how young adults navigate their careers. Already we are hearing clear signals from study participants that they are very interested in staying with their current employer if they believe their employer is investing in them and offering long-term career options. Is this so different from what boomers were looking for when they were in their 20s?

Protect Your Brand

Shanna B. Van Ness | Posted 05.18.2015 | Women
Shanna B. Van Ness

Protecting your brand is extremely important. Key aspects to consider as tips to protect your brand are to manage your time, value the time of others, balance personal and professional commitments and rid yourself of the Superwoman complex.

A Passionate Rhythm of Right Work: Meet World-Class Drummer, Barbara Borden

Leni Miller | Posted 05.12.2015 | Good News
Leni Miller

When we are truly in our right work, there is a powerful and passionate rhythm to our work. We are in synchronicity with the most basic and personal beat that comes from our hearts. Barbara Borden is a woman and world-class professional drummer, and definitely, in her right work!

Serena Williams' Trainer Spills 7 Work-Life Secrets

Caitlin Roberson | Posted 04.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Caitlin Roberson

A wise man once wrote, "Intent matters more than technique." I'd argue we can use both to create what we want to live -- careers, companies, romances, art, friendship. That's work-life.

9 Quotes That Will Help Your Friend With Work-Life Balance

Posted 12.15.2014 | Good News

Think of your most conscientious, hard-working friends. Most likely, they appear to you in a virtual blur: their lives are stuck on turbo speed, and i...

(Gr)attitude

Bethany & Daniel Henderson | Posted 03.16.2015 | Parents
Bethany & Daniel Henderson

This year, we're doing something different. No forcing ourselves to muster platitudes when we really don't feel like it. No mumbling half-hearted blanket statements. No, this year, we're acknowledging head-on all that drives us crazy every day.

Operation HR Engagement: What the Military can teach Business About Treating People

Christine McKinney Pfeiffer | Posted 01.07.2015 | Business
Christine McKinney Pfeiffer

Obviously the military has different objectives than most businesses but both types of organizations are nothing without their people.

'Having it All' Even When Staying At Home

Reem Kassis | Posted 12.14.2014 | Women
Reem Kassis

Making this choice was one of the hardest things I had ever had to do. It was admitting that everything I had worked so hard for, everything I had aspired to achieve and prove, was neither what I had expected nor what I wanted. "Having it all" was not all it was pumped up to be.

Business Majors: It's Time to Reassess

Brad Harrington | Posted 12.10.2014 | Business
Brad Harrington

In the United States today, nearly one in five college students chooses to study business administration. It is by far the most popular major with twice as many students pursuing a business degree as the next most popular area of study -- social sciences and history.

Is Your Innovation Stuck? 5 Ways to Rethink Your Approach

Jodi Detjen | Posted 10.19.2014 | Business
Jodi Detjen

Everywhere I go, I hear people talk about disruption and innovation. They desperately want to upend their business and be the champion! But instead, they talk, they make changes and ideas get lost.

Ann Brenoff

Forget First Loves, How About First Jobs?

HuffingtonPost.com | Ann Brenoff | Posted 07.18.2014 | Fifty

Before you know it, summer will be fading as fast as our tans and we'll all be planning our Labor Day barbecues. Labor Day is one of those holidays wh...

WANTED: Work-Life Professionals -- Study Reveals Employers Missing the Mark When Relying on Work-life Amateurs

Kathie Lingle | Posted 07.08.2014 | Business
Kathie Lingle

The predominant take-away is that employers have taken to practice what can only be described as work-life on the cheap. The overarching message is that any program that costs money has been trimmed.

"What About the Men? They Need Life Outside of Work, Too"

Karyn Twaronite | Posted 06.28.2014 | Business
Karyn Twaronite

In short, the workplace is changing and men experience many of the same work-life conflicts as women.

Say It Ain't So, Boomer!

Brad Harrington | Posted 06.04.2014 | Sports
Brad Harrington

It would be impossible to have displayed more of a tin ear than Francesa did with his repeated calls for the good old days when men's role was to hand out cigars and get back to the office. It seemed that every father that called in to his show to offer a different perspective only sent Francesa further into his downward spiral.

What Your Grandmother Got Wrong

Daniela Papi | Posted 05.18.2014 | Impact
Daniela Papi

Our rules of what is right and wrong are not the rules of what is right and wrong, and embracing that realization opens us up to being empathetic towards other ways of approaching life.

Why We Should Forget Work-Life Balance And Aim For This Instead

Rebecca Fraser-Thill | Posted 04.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Fraser-Thill

One way to avoid workaholism is by recognizing that true work-life blend begins in one particular direction: from self to work. Work may come to inform the self over time, but work must first and foremost be designed by the individual if we are to experience meaning and flow, the bedrocks of lasting happiness.

Why We Need To Start Putting Our Happiness First

Tai Goodwin | Posted 03.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Tai Goodwin

If you need to make a change, stop trying to talk yourself into what you really don't want. You can be grateful for what you have and want to change. Whether it's your career, your relationship, or your business, you will never be satisfied if you are being dishonest about what you really want.

The Narcissist in Your Life: The Best Teacher You'll Ever Have

Melissa Schenker | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Melissa Schenker

I became a student of the narcissist, and you can, too. You'll come to understand that a narcissist has a way of being that is different from yours, and you'll find ways to interact or create distance that work for you, rather than exhaust you or put you at risk.

Why You Should Hire a Mom

CT Working Moms | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
CT Working Moms

While there are a growing number of full-time opportunities listed on job posting boards, relatively few organization are willing to hire people into part-time or flex-time options. Employers of America are missing out on perhaps our greatest resource.

Two Guys Walk Into an Office

Robin Hardman | Posted 10.14.2013 | Business
Robin Hardman

To me, one of the most fundamental qualities of true work-life integration is the ability of employees to bring their authentic selves to work each da...