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Tis the Season to Celebrate, Reflect…and Take Time Off

For me, the year-end holidays are a time to celebrate and reflect. Celebrate professional and personal successes: what you did get done, not what you didn’t; progress, not perfection (still my favorite insights from the work+life fit naturals I studied when writing Tweak It). And reflect on some of the most important lessons learned, one […]

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Railroad Strike Averted but Work Life Fit Issues Still a Major Risk

This past week I’ve been fascinated, but not surprised, that the looming strike by railroad workers hinged not on money, but on their ability to fit work and life together. Analyzing legislation that averted a possible railroad strike, the New York Times noted Sunday that “Congress stepped in to prevent supply chain havoc, but rail […]

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The Next Wave of Business Travel

While economic considerations have eclipsed pandemic concerns, new data from the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) finds business travel is on the rise. Over three-fourths of travel managers surveyed for GBTA’s latest industry poll expect the number of business trips taken by employees at their company will be higher or much higher in 2023 versus […]

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TWEAK IT PRACTICE ™ tool

Download the  TWEAK IT PRACTICE™ tool to…. “Tweak”​ What do I need to do?​ Small, meaningful action or priority​ Work and Personal​ Standard (Habit) and Unique (Moment) Tweaks​ Plan, coordinate and execute your work and personal priorities WITHIN team ”how, when and where” flexibility guardrails Tweak it Practice: Set up​ Work and Personal Calendar​ Weekly Practice (Correspond to Priority-Setting/Update Check ins)​ Weekly Practice​ […]

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“What keeps you up at night?” My interview on UC Berkeley Extension’s The Future of Work podcast

“What keeps you up at night?”  That’s one of the thought-provoking questions the host of UC Berkeley Extension’s The Future of Work podcast, Jill Finlayson, asked during my recent appearance. Finlayson is also the Director of EDGE (Expanding Diversity and Gender Equity) in Tech Initiative at UC, and the monthly podcast she hosts focuses on the changing evolution of […]

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You can’t separate flexibility and work from home

I love Adam Grant, but you can’t separate flexibility and work from home. First, you have to have the flexibility to work from home in order to save time (and energy, I would add). Restated: A top upside of having the flexibility to work from home is “avoiding the hassle of schlepping to work” which […]

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Building Community in a Flexible, Dynamic Organization

I recently appeared on CareerCast, a University of Chicago Booth School of Business podcast. Host Anita Brick, Director, Career Advancement Programs, and I talked about an important topic: how to build community in a flexible, dynamic organization. We talked about the five steps an organization can follow, as a community, to answer the foundational question “what […]

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How do employers begin to prepare for a Post-Roe vs. Wade workplace?

How do employers begin to prepare for a Post-Roe vs. Wade workplace? Texas offers insight into the challenges to come. Many employers have announced abortion-related benefits. https://lnkd.in/gPEu8V_V. However, as the researcher in this article points out, “Assuming just 10 percent of women aren’t able to secure an abortion, that’s a massive rise in fertility.” That means […]

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Is your organization ready? 14th edition of Principles of Corporate Finance

This update of a popular corporate finance textbook reinforces the role strategies like work flexibility will play in the operational, cultural, and financial success of organizations: “We’ve devoted an entire new chapter to Responsible Business. But, it’s not just something pigeon-holed into a single chapter; it pervades the book. Out of the five principles that […]

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