January 2010

One-Size-Fits-All?

I love stories.  I love hearing them and I love telling them.  In another life when I was a recruiter, the single reason I stayed in the profession for so many years was the chance to sit down several times a day and ask people, “So tell me your story.”  Why people do what they […]

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Rocking the House of Work

There is something powerful when people gather around a table.  In the midst of too many other to-dos to mention this week, I took several hours and went to lunch with an amazing group of work+life commentators and implementers. Plain and simple, the conversation rocked the house. From the founder of the work+life research movement […]

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So Let’s Build a New House

A Personal Blueprint for Workplace Renewal Constructed with: – capitalism, with a healthy dose of government vigilance and oversight. – corporate profits, giving people the opportunity to earn to the highest of their desire and capacity in innovative, creative free markets with the caveat of ethical, law-abiding behavior. – protective legislation to provide care where […]

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The House of Work is a Tear Down

“When we talk about work-life issues, and getting policies in place to facilitate the reality of parenting, care-giving or just plain old life, I fear we’re providing a quick coat of paint and new curtains for a house that’s really a tear down… The model is broken. We have to start over.” This was my […]

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How to Achieve All Your Goals? It’s Not What it Seems.

You’ve probably read a bunch of articles and a book or two that shout, ‘Think outside of the box!”, or “Move the cheese!”, or some other phrase that encapsulates the phenomenon.   I like to quote one of my kids’ favorite movies, The Swan Princess – “It’s not what it seems…”  It is a lesson I’ve […]

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