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Working Moms Have Ambition. So, What's Stopping Them from Getting to the C-Suite?

Cara Woodson Welch | Posted 10.08.2015 | Women
Cara Woodson Welch

It's not lack of ambition holding working moms from the top ranks of companies. The stat caught my eye as I opened the morning paper last week: Mothers are 15% more interested in being a top executive than women without children.

It's Time for Paid Safe Time

Marcy Karin | Posted 10.05.2015 | Women
Marcy Karin

This October, it is time we recognize the intersection of domestic violence and work-life issues. An effective national policy on domestic violence must understand the impact this epidemic has on the workplace, including the problems for both employees and employers, some of which result from the structure of the workplace itself.

No One Right Way: Maternity Leave and Leadership Implications for Women in the Workplace

Teresa Hopke | Posted 09.03.2015 | Business
Teresa Hopke

There is no one right way. We can only make the choices that are right for ourselves and our families. The key, however, is that women (and men) feel free to make those choices, without being sidelined or made to feel less than--either personally or professionally.

Ditch Work/Life Balance and Find Real Happiness: Part I

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 07.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Yes, living your all comes with sacrifice. But by getting rid of the things and relationships that make you only somewhat happy (or plain unhappy), you get to live a life filled with what you love best, and then focus on them with everything you've got.

Empowering Employees by Investing in Human Capital

Mark T. Bertolini | Posted 05.08.2015 | Business
Mark T. Bertolini

Top talent -- at all levels -- remains the scarcest resource in corporate America. Over the next 10 years, we will see leaders invest far more thought and effort into developing their human capital.

Dear Executive: A Holiday Wish...

Christine McKinney Pfeiffer | Posted 02.15.2015 | Business
Christine McKinney Pfeiffer

Yes... you in the C-Suite. You worked very hard to get where you are. Your name is in the box at the top of that organization chart. Congratulations and happy holidays! You are smart, well connected, and you have great intentions. (Let's be also had some lucky breaks along the way).

The Biggest Challenge for Today's Dual-Career, Working Family? Syncing Calendars

Bethany & Daniel Henderson | Posted 12.24.2014 | Parents
Bethany & Daniel Henderson

Our full-time jobs require our presence at frequent early morning and late evening events, plus occasional weekends. All of our extended family lives a plane ride away, and paying for a nanny --- not in our budget! We get by by making significant sacrifices to our careers and our pocketbook.

Preparing for the Future of Work and the (Integrated) Pursuit of Happiness

Sophie Wade | Posted 12.10.2014 | Women
Sophie Wade

In moving to more customized work situations, responsibility and accountability also shifts towards the individual.

5 Myths Women Are Told About The Workplace

Dee Poku-Spalding | Posted 12.06.2014 | Women
Dee Poku-Spalding

I got to a really good place in my career. And then, reality set in. I plateaued, I had no personal life and I was exhausted by the late hours and the daily grind of navigating corporate culture.

The Working Mom-nivore's Dilemma: Home-Cooked Meals = Stress

Eve Tahmincioglu | Posted 11.16.2014 | Business
Eve Tahmincioglu

Last week was a good week in our household. My mom came to visit, so that meant there would be home-cooked meals on the table every night for my kids, meals I wouldn't feel pressured to prepare.

We're 'Killing Ourselves' With This Terrible Work Habit

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 05.09.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

For the average American, a work day consists of sitting behind a desk for at least eight hours with minimal movement. Despite knowing how detrimental...

Bosses Aren't Working You to Death on Purpose

Kenneth Matos | Posted 04.26.2014 | Business
Kenneth Matos

When a supervisor says no to a flexibility request the assumption is that they are just being mean. Relatively few employees are privy to the secret that their supervisors are just as challenged by their job of coordinating the work of others as are the people doing the work.

11 Ways Women (and Men) are Changing Workplace Values

Dana Theus | Posted 04.26.2014 | Business
Dana Theus

Reframe today's workplace through these eleven lenses, and watch employee satisfaction in your workplace, and life satisfaction in your sphere of influence, go up.

Thrive or Die

Ari Emanuel | Posted 04.06.2014 | Business
Ari Emanuel

I'm not saying that I've struck the perfect balance, but I do believe that it's important to strive for your own version of it. Like anything worthwhile, it takes discipline and practice, but defining your life beyond career success is actually good for business.

The #1 Feature of a Meaningless Job

Adam Grant | Posted 03.03.2015 | Business
Adam Grant

What makes a job meaningless? After more than 40 years of research, we know that people struggle to find meaning when they lack autonomy, variety, challenge, performance feedback, and the chance to work on a whole product or service from start to finish.

War-On-Poverty Debate Largely Ignores Employer Role

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 03.17.2014 | Business
Ellen Galinsky

Just as we ignore the role of the workplace as a player in reducing poverty, we also tend to focus on abusive workplaces for low-income workforce. To be sure, those are important stories. But we should also focus and reward those that are good.

Why We Can't Make Ends Meet

Brad Harrington | Posted 03.16.2014 | Business
Brad Harrington

In recent weeks we've heard a great deal about income equality. While this month marks the 50th anniversary of Lyndon Johnson's "war on poverty," in r...

Stay-At-Home Spouse Myth

Eve Tahmincioglu | Posted 03.11.2014 | Business
Eve Tahmincioglu

Unfortunately, articles like this add fuel to the wrong assumption that if you have a tough job, one that makes lots of demands, you shouldn't think you can meet the job's requirements and also do right by your personal life.

Improve Your Performance With Rehearsal

Laura Butler | Posted 03.04.2014 | Women
Laura Butler

Remember the old adage, practice makes perfect? We're expected to show up and be perfect at a moment's notice. Maybe it's time to learn from that old adage and give yourself the opportunity to rehearse and practice to improve your work and life.

How Organizations Can Take Advantage of Employees Who 'Opt Out'

Rose Stanley | Posted 10.22.2013 | Business
Rose Stanley

As Sylvia Ann Hewlett describes in her book, Off-Ramps and On-Ramps, many women are lost on re-entry, and companies miss the chance to leverage this talent pool.

Why Working Women Have More Regrets

Eve Tahmincioglu | Posted 05.11.2013 | Business
Eve Tahmincioglu

Women are so consumed with regretting their work-life choices, or making other women regret their work-life choices, that they spend little time on regretting other important things.

Unfortunate Unflexing of U.S. Workplaces

Eve Tahmincioglu | Posted 04.27.2013 | Business
Eve Tahmincioglu

What do you call the process by which an employer who offered flexible work arrangements to employees for years suddenly decides to retrograde flexibility? Unflexing.

2013 Will Be the Year of the Working Man

Eve Tahmincioglu | Posted 03.11.2013 | Business
Eve Tahmincioglu

When so many of us think about work-life issues the image that often comes to mind is that of a working mother. Well, 2013 will hopefully see an end to that as more and more working men start fighting for their own piece of the work-life pie.

Sandy's Impact on the Flexible Workplace

Eve Tahmincioglu | Posted 01.01.2013 | Business
Eve Tahmincioglu

Unfortunately, sometimes it takes a disaster to change perceptions when it comes to how workers work and what makes sense for employers.

Hillary Clinton: Work-life Is Not Just a Women's Issue

Eve Tahmincioglu | Posted 12.31.2012 | Business
Eve Tahmincioglu

Like every other workplace in America, employees at the State Department have lives beyond work, and many at the agency recognize employees can be more engaged in their mission if their personal and home life are working well.