Work Life Balance

Career Couple Ego Slam

In today’s evolving society, fewer spouses are staying home. Hard-working achievers with busy schedules and high pressure positions comprise many relationships. But what happens when women earn more than their male counter-part? Recent SNL host Lady Gaga, for example, would likely rake in a hefty paycheck, which might be daunting for a competitive spouse. In 2006, Michael Noer wrote a Forbes article recommending ...

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Why Business Success needs Business Women

We like to talk about the success of women in business, but how involved with business are women really? Time Magazine reports in the article “Confidence Woman” from March of 2013 that only 17 heads of state out of 195 are female. In fact, women only hold about 20% of parliament seats globally. What is most ironic about these statistics ...

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Let’s talk about Sex and Work-life balance

Management Monday: How is the male sex struggling to manage work life balance? From high-school vampires to over-the-top soap operas, television often misses the mark on portraying realistic situations. Once in a while though, realistic situations featuring relatable characters come across the screen. Tom Scavo, a character from Desperate Housewives, was one such character. Trying to carve out his role as ...

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Is Paris Jackson a Victim of the Economic Crisis?

Recent articles like “Paris Jackson ‘Safe and doing fine,’ Says Family Members” (released by ABC News), have assured the public that Paris Jackson is “physically okay.” Though no official explanation concerning her hospitalization has been released, speculations heavily suggest a suicide attempt. Her family conveys that the teen has been “going through a lot” and her tweets of late have also been dark which ...

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Making friends at Monsters University

First comes high school, then comes college, then comes the stress of adulthood. Like Sully and Wazowski in Monsters University, most of us find surprising friendships and build lifelong relationships when we attend college. After that, every minute of the day becomes consumed in meeting deadlines, skill development, taking care of the kids and balancing life in general. Amidst it ...

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Shrink employee turnover; Claim your seat at the Top Places to work table

It is Management Monday! This is the time of the week set aside for addressing anything from time management to management roles… Let’s talk about managing the employment appeal of your business!   Making it in to Forbes’ “The Best Companies to Work for” list sounds daunting. Even joining the ranks of a local “top places to work” list is ...

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Broken down on the highway of balance distress?

Recently we discussed work life balance challenges for men. The topic is on the rise and there is no denying that many working fathers are broken down on the highway of cultural and personal balance distress, searching for resolution. Fortunately, more and more working dads are making progress for the better, as is shown in the article Alpha Dads: Men Get Serious ...

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Break the heels Ladies

There is a lot of talk these days about women in the workforce. Are women seeing gender discrimination? Do we earn what we are worth? Are successful female professionals seen in a negative light? The debates are limitless. No matter the reality of those situations, we always have the ability to make continuous improvement and break new ground. Sometimes it ...

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The Phony Holiday: Valentine’s Day

Let’s take a break from office-talk today and focus on work life balance and strengthening personal relationships through EI. On his vlog, Mike Baxter of the comedy TV series, Last Man Standing, describes Valentine’s Day as a “phony, stupid, con game.” This is an example of emotional intelligence “hitting the fan” at high speed. But this isn’t an uncommon view of the holiday that on ...

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Apple from the Closet under the Stairs

Leadership Qualities of Angela Ahrendts There was once a young girl who had five siblings, created her personal bedroom by utilizing a closet under the stairs, sewed her own clothing and even hand dipped her own candles. Though this may sound like a fairytale character’s story, this is actually a description of Angela Ahrendts’ youth. But these seemingly disheartening facts about her ...

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