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3 Work-Life Assumptions That Are Often Wrong (and Costly)

Over the last two decades, work and life have transformed so radically that the language we use (e.g. “balance) and the beliefs we hold about the decisions we “should” or “can” make are often out of date. Here are three examples of work-life assumptions that are frequently wrong…and costly: […]

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3 Reasons Why Card-Carrying Capitalists Should Support Paid Family Leave

Employee child care and eldercare responsibilities are not only two major external business challenges, but they become internal issues the minute an employee walks in the door or signs onto his or her computer. In the U.S., we pride ourselves on our capitalistic, profit-oriented savvy; therefore, given the growing magnitude of employee caregiving realities, you would assume that employers would support a clear, consistent uniform strategic response. One that minimized business disruption and kept employees engaged and productive over the long-term. Unfortunately, the reality is the exact opposite. […]

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Think You Don’t Benefit Directly from Childcare? 3 “What’s In It for Me” That Will Change Your Mind

n other words, if you have a child and you work, then you need to shoulder the entire expense of that child’s caregiving. And if you can’t, it’s not my problem because I don’t directly benefit from a system of affordable, high-quality childcare. While it’s understandable how someone could reach that conclusion, the truth is that people who don’t have children or don’t use high quality, affordable childcare do in fact directly benefit in ways that aren’t necessarily apparent. We need to do a much better job of explaining these “WIIFMs” or the “what’s in it for me” impacts if we wanted to make progress in this area. […]

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3 Reasons Every Extrovert Should Read the New Book “Quiet”

Like many extroverts, I was surprised to learn that anywhere from one-third to one-half of the population are introverts. In other words, a lot of people we come into contact with everyday don’t thrive on endless meetings, don’t want to solve a problem by talking about it with a group for hours, don’t enjoy jumping into a conversation and just “throwing out ideas,” and don’t want to attend lunches, conferences, and dinners all the time. These activities are like a shot of adrenaline for extroverts. But they suck the energy right out of our more introverted counterparts. That doesn’t mean extroverts are wrong and introverts are right. Cain is a big fan of extroverts, as you will see in the book. It’s about awareness. If extroverts better understood our more introverted friends, colleagues and family members, it would make our lives better in the following ways… […]

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The Pay Gap and Expectations

(This post originally appeared in ForbesWoman.com) What if the frustrating pay gap between men and women was caused, in part, by our collective low expectation that women are supposed to be “good” providers? This expectation is alive and well according to the recently released Pew Research Center report, The Decline of Marriage and Rise of […]

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Fast Company: How Millennials Are an Untapped Treasure for Business

Somehow last week turned into a spontaneous celebration of the potential within the Gen-Y/Millennial generation that’s just waiting to be fully tapped. Everywhere I turned, articles, conversations, and presentations reaffirmed my belief that we need to move past the intergenerational finger-pointing and harness the good, albeit different, approaches to work and life that the Gen-Y/Millennial […]

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One Dad Says “Enough!”–RebelDad’s Pampers Boycott

Two realizations prompted me to start blogging more than four years ago: You can develop and implement a flexibility strategy in a company and help someone manage their work+life fit, but that change won’t “stick” unless it is reinforced by the work+life mindset and language the broader culture.  Currently, it is not; and The extreme […]

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