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Say It Ain't So, Boomer!

Brad Harrington | Posted 04.04.2014 | 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 03.18.2014 | 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 03.07.2014 | 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...

The Sustainable Workforce: Part of a Global Sustainability Strategy

Elise Jones | Posted 12.10.2013 | Business
Elise Jones

Let's not overlook how such a workforce plays into the connections among planet, people, and profit as we strive to help ourselves and others not only survive, but thrive.

Having Trouble Keeping Your Balance?

Kathie Lingle | Posted 12.02.2013 | Business
Kathie Lingle

Work-life training and certification is now available, so that the work of creating healthier, more flexible work cultures can be taught and best practices shared with a new generation of practitioners. So why the angst about losing ground?

Musings on National Work and Family Month

Robin Hardman | Posted 11.24.2013 | Business
Robin Hardman

As a nation, we're suddenly talking about leaning in and opting-out. We're discussing paternity leave in the same breath as Major League Baseball.

The Secret To Being A 'Good' Boss

Lisa Firestone | Posted 09.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

As managers, we can learn to be mindful in our decisions, policies and practices. The best way to start is by thinking about what our values are and choosing to live by them. If all of us were to do this in each of our interactions, we would find that our attitude is contagious.

The Flexible Workplace Comes of Age... Almost

Alison A. Quirk | Posted 08.18.2013 | Business
Alison A. Quirk

My daughter's friend is a programmer, and he works two days a week from home. He isn't caring for a child or a sick relative. He and his generation simply think: Why endure the hassle and expense of a long commute when you don't have to?

Let Your Life Speak

Brad Harrington | Posted 07.21.2013 | Business
Brad Harrington

In my column last month, Live YOUR Life, I encouraged readers to stop listening to the endless stream of career and life advice that seems to be emana...

6 Strategies For Work-Life Balance

Posted 04.10.2013 | OWN

By Martha Beck You have a work life. You have a home life. And you have, in all probability, forgotten how to keep them separate. Martha Beck d...

Passion at Work?

James Wheatley | Posted 06.09.2013 | Healthy Living
James Wheatley

Simple enthusiasm and an honest desire to do one's best are not good enough. No, you must bring your passion to the table and lay bare your soul. We require access to your most profound and visceral feelings. This job must move you.

Live YOUR Life

Brad Harrington | Posted 06.04.2013 | Business
Brad Harrington

Over the past year, the work-family discussion has been injected with a massive shot of adrenaline. Much of the resurgence of interest has resulted fr...

Does the Marissa Mayer Backlash Finally Mean Our Work Culture Is Changing - for the Better?

Anjali Sareen | Posted 05.01.2013 | Business
Anjali Sareen

While we might not be able to change the five-day workweek or the two-week-a-year vacation cycle, we can change our approach. We can understand that in order for employees to love their jobs, they must feel valued and happy.

Three Steps to Break Up With Your Nightmare Boss

David Peck | Posted 03.13.2013 | Business
David Peck

Nightmare bosses cause a reactive mess of coping behavior among their team. People will avoid giving them bad/controversial but important news, suck up to them, hide below their radar, or worse, adopt similar behavior with their own teams.

Dickens' Enduring Lessons

Brad Harrington | Posted 01.30.2013 | Business
Brad Harrington

Reflection, small acts of kindness, and ultimately, transformation are just three of the lessons offered in Dickens' A Christmas Carol. On my own reflection, I'm convinced it was that transformed character of Scrooge that my old friend was thinking of when she gave me that tiny statue of Scrooge so many Christmases ago.

Why Work-Life Balance Is a False Narrative

Dr. Patty Ann Tublin | Posted 01.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Patty Ann Tublin

In spite of the fact that work-life balance as portrayed in the media has become as elusive as the search for the Holy Grail, women continue to desperately seek it out. Consequently, we are left feeling exhausted and guilty for failure to obtain an unachievable goal!

Pondering the Light and "Dark Side" of How We Work

Lisa Levey | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Lisa Levey

Far too rarely do we step back to contemplate what's not working with our modern work norms or how we could work not just differently, but better. Could we seek to work with greater focus and attention when we are working rather than with partial focus while we're doing everything else?

Is Social Media the New Work-Life?

Robin Hardman | Posted 12.29.2012 | Business
Robin Hardman

Bringing social media into the workplace is, similarly, no longer a choice. Whatever you may think of it, social media is with us now -- you can either be in control of the message it's sending or let the message control you.

My (Not-So-Secret) Addiction

Robin Hardman | Posted 12.11.2012 | Business
Robin Hardman

In honor of National Work and Family Month, I'm coming clean: I'm a napper. Have been all my life.

Will Marissa Mayer's Baby Give Birth to a Leader?

Nanette Fondas | Posted 12.04.2012 | Parents
Nanette Fondas

A self-described computer geek, Mayer may be just the super-mom to write the code that helps thousands of other families optimize work and family responsibilities.

Having It All!

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 12.03.2012 | Business
Ellen Galinsky

If you think you've heard what Anne-Marie Slaughter of Princeton University has to say on "not having it all" because you were among the 1.7 million people who downloaded her article "Why Women Still Can't Have It All," from The Atlantic, you are only half right.