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Dear Executive: A Holiday Wish...

Christine McKinney Pfeiffer | Posted 12.16.2014 | 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 honest...you also had some lucky breaks along the way).

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

Bethany & Daniel Henderson | Posted 10.24.2014 | 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 04.01.2014 | 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.

We'd All Be Better Off if There Were More Female Entrepreneurs

Olivia Chapman | Posted 12.26.2012 | Small Business
Olivia Chapman

I started my own business, natural skincare company Oleo Bodycare, at the age of 49 -- a time when most people start to look seriously at their retirement plans not becoming an entrepreneur!

Candidates Need Workplace Flexibility Reality Check

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 12.17.2012 | Business
Ellen Galinsky

It's all about getting beyond our preconceived and outdated notions of what employees want out of work-flex and giving them what they need.

Is It a VAcation or a WORKation

Rose Stanley | Posted 12.03.2012 | Business
Rose Stanley

Maybe as we celebrate National Work and Family Month, organizations can reaffirm their stance on why vacation time is important to the employee -- to come back refreshed and rejuvenated.

The Advice Women Need to Stop Heeding

Kristin Maschka | Posted 11.13.2012 | Women
Kristin Maschka

I'm fed up with people telling women that if they just make the right personal choices at the right time in the right order, then there's no problem fitting career, marriage and kids into their lives. That's a load of crap. If anyone could have PLANNED her way through this, it would have been me.

Healthy Pregnancies Aren't Just Down To Mums

Dr. Dawn Harper | Posted 07.29.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Dawn Harper

This isn't the government telling people what to do, and it certainly isn't the government telling mums they're on their own in bringing up a baby. This is about supporting them through every step of the way and being the one-stop-shop for useful suggestions on how to give their baby the best start possible.