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Why “Air Quotes” Drive Work Life Reform Back

Morra Aarons Mele recently talked all things work life with Christine Koh over at the Pulse Network. I wanted to jump up from my latop and cheer when Morra reminded us not to put the dreaded air quotes, either literally or with our tone of voice around working from home. It is so easy to […]

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International Women’s Day: Talking Cancer and How to Kick It’s Butt Globally

March 8th is International Women’s Day. Over at www.themotherhood.com I am joining a conversation with the American Cancer Society’s global team to talk about the impact of cancer on our lives and on the lives of women worldwide. From www.themotherhood.com, “We know cancer touches all of us. We’ll share our stories about cancer and our […]

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Why Workplace Flexibility Needs the National Spotlight

“There is no other time but right now for workplace flexibility.” Kathleen Christensen, Program Director of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation I was delighted to guest post for Corporate Voices for Working Families as part of their series exploring key themes discussed during the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation’s “Focus on Workplace Flexibility” conference last November. […]

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Cooking Up A Storm?

Gearing up for Christmas?  Or a big farewell to 2010?  It usually involves food.  Your most special recipes, your best efforts.  By the end your kitchen is a wreck, strewn with the paraphernalia of a fine feast in the making to be shared with those we love.  In the season of peace, joy and goodwill, […]

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The Admiral, Half Days and Laundry

It’s no secret that I became a bit of an Admiral Mike Mullen groupie after he spoke at the Families and Work Institute’s Work Life Legacy Awards Dinner back in July 2010.  OK, maybe a lot of a groupie.   Then there’s my crush on Ted Childs.  (still can’t do justice to the two hour interview […]

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Focus on Flex? What Does That Mean?

Welcome to my new site, http://www.chrysulawinegar.com.  Please bookmark, subscribe and join in.  In the spirit of flexibility, this platform gives me more freedom, both intellectually and technically, to grow my body of thoughts and actions on: work life issues for everyone causes I care about the future of motherhood. The old blog is fully migrated […]

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It’s Always About the Culture

As part of National Work and Family Month, I was invited to contribute to a series of blog posts over at The Huffington Post.  My thoughts begin around the idea of culture, in our households, our workplaces and in our nations.  Last weekend I attended a retreat with The Power of Moms, where we spent […]

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I Am Mad As Hell

Have you counted how many google results come up when you search “leadership men vs women”? 37,700,000 at time of writing.  The fact that the default search variable that pops up includes “vs” gets us immediately to the nub of the issue.  If you change the “vs” to “and” it leaps to 49,000,000 results.  But […]

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Work Life and the Laws of Physics. What?

“The future is already here.  It’s just not evenly distributed.” — William Gibson * Do you see the people subordinate to you (could be your staff, could be your kids) as human capital, mechanisms that need to be constantly managed and controlled or they will swiftly drift into laziness or worse, wrong-doing?  Or do you […]

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Let’s Negotiate

Does the word “negotiation” give you thrills or chills?  What it means, how it is done and most importantly for me, how I do it, is on my mind.  I’m participating in a negotiating course from the savvy Victoria Pynchon through Lisa Gate’s Craving Balance Learning Community.  Yesterday, over at Career Connection, guest Meghan Biro […]

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