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 […]
After a brief hiatus, the Work+Life Fit Blog is back on line! While it may look basically the same on the outside, the entire functionality of the blog has been overhauled and upgraded. What does this mean? I will share a few things I’ve learned since starting my blog in February, 2006: There’s a “blog” […]
While it may look the same on the outside, a lot of change is happening behind the scenes of our site. We are currently upgrading the functionality of the site’s technology especially as it relates to the Blogging software I will be using going forward. What does this mean? It means that in addition to […]
We are entering prime vacation season. The time of year when people ask me, “Should I answer my email and check my voicemail during vacation?” Ah, remember the good old days when you could only “check in” during vacation by picking up the phone and actually talking to another human being. So, for the most […]
Because the recent debate regarding mothers and work has focused on mothers who “opt out,” or mothers who’ve left the workforce and want to get back in, it’s perpetuated an assumption that most mothers would prefer not to work after having children. The problem is that it’s not true. Yes, having children causes every mother […]
Tom’s Story I met Tom last night when I spoke to a group of accountants who had been with their firm less than four years. Tom was one of the leaders in charge of these new hires, and his presence confirmed his value to the firm. Only the most high-potential leaders are usually invited to […]
This past week I spoke on a terrific panel at the Executives Moms Spring Luncheon in New York City (www.executivemoms.com). The title of the discussion was “Over FULFILLED…(Or Never Quite)? What Lies Beneath the Complicated, Driven, Rewarding Life of an Executive Mom?” The panel was moderated by Good Morning America’s weekend host, Kate Snow, who […]
This past week three of the country’s most high-profile women’s advocacy groups—National Organization for Women, Feminist Majority Foundation, and the National Council of Women’s Organizations—made headlines by announcing their plans to publicly protest the departure of Elizabeth Vargas from the anchor position of ABC’s “World News Tonight.” They sent a letter to ABC News President, […]
British Conservative Party Leader David Cameron, the 39 year old top contender to replace Tony Blair in the UK’s upcoming elections, caused a stir this week. In a controversial speech at the Google Zeitgeist Europe 2006 Conference in England, he laid out “work/life” as a key focus of his party’s political agenda. (Full transcript of […]
Two Companies where Flexibility is an Employee-Employer Partnership This week I had the privilege of working with two of the most forward-thinking organizations in terms of work+life flexibility, one is a large investment bank, and the other is one of the Big Four accounting firms. Both organizations have flexibility strategies that are far along the […]
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