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Work+Life “Wars” — Approval and Stereotypes

The Work+Life “Wars”—Mommy Wars, and now Daddy Wars—have always baffled me. Are these wars real? I often wonder (and have written about the subject before). And assuming they are real, for at least a portion of the population, what is the underlying source of the conflict? In any war, there are two competing groups, each […]

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Reflections from My MBA Alumni Work+Life Fit Teleseminars

Last week, I conducted a series of teleseminars for the alumni of top business schools. Although most of my work is done within big companies, I am always trying to find new and creative ways to share the “work+life fit” strategy with a broader audience. Most people don’t work for my clients since approximately 95% […]

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Why We Need to Call It Work+Life “Fit” Flexibility

Brian Reid’s (Rebeldad) post in today’s Washington Post OnBalance Blog–“Flexibility for Those in Less-Than-Flexible Jobs”–confirms, once again, why we need to stop making the objective “work-life balance” and make it “work+life fit.” He discusses how individuals with jobs such as forest rangers, and nurses where your physical presence is required (for the most part) have […]

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How Can I Work “Part-time?” Strategies and Resources

Often you can find your “fit” not by doing less work, but by working differently. However, there may be certain work+life transitions that require you to reduce the hours you work and the amount of work you do for a period of time. The question then becomes, “How can I work ‘part-time’”? I’m going to […]

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More Voices Say, “It’s an ‘Everyone’ Issue”

New York Newsday Article (9/10/06)–After the Time Out: How to Navigate the Return to the Workforce”by Patricia Kitchen Check out the advice a team of experts (one of whom was me) gave a mom transitioning back into the workforce after being at home full-time for a few years. Two important take-aways for everyone: • It’s […]

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CBS Sunday Morning Segment–Workaholics

I wanted to point out an excellent segment from this past week’s CBS Sunday Morning show entitled, Labor Intensive: Workaholics Take a Decidedly Labor Intensive Approach to Life”. I was interviewed by the producer of this segment a few weeks back and I was pleased to see that they clearly separated those who happily choose […]

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Vacation/Work Quandary Part 2: Are We Our Own Worst Enemy?

Because of the response I received to the posting about my personal struggle not work during July vacation, I decided to analyze recent research findings and commentary related to the vacation+work quandary to see if I could find common themes and solutions. And, as I suspected, in many ways, we are indeed our own worst […]

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