May 2010

Work Life Stories: The Boys Club

“I was telling myself, deal with it, this is how I bring home the money.”  What if you don’t particularly need or want any work life balance, but if you don’t get some, you’ll probably die?  Meet Jason Cooney, husband, father of one, former commercial real estate broker, now commercial banker, and recovering alcoholic. Currently […]

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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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Rugby, Three Year Olds and Perspective Taking

Yesterday my three year old crushed my 17mth old in a huge tackle worthy of a Wallabies front row forward (that’s the Australian Rugby Union team my friends).  Said baby began to scream hysterically.  It’s understandable really.  You would too when squashed by someone twice your height and weight. My usual response?  “Why did you […]

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What Are You Worth?

Power is a loaded word.  And often (almost always) goes with money.  And asking.  And negotiating.  Last Sunday I wrote about it in the context of mothers. My friend Lisa Gates has begun something extraordinary at Craving Balance.  She has created a learning community, an on-line space where women (it is specifically for women, but […]

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Work Life Stories: Fathering, Social Media and Food

“I am not working to put (my kids) into every single extra curricular activity; I am working so we can be together.” Adam Christensen manages social media communications for IBM based in New York/CT.  Originally from the West, he married Julie at the tail end of their college days.  Their honeymoon was the road trip […]

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We Are Mothers

How do those of us who are mothers see ourselves?  Jane Clayson, former CBS Early Show host and journalist, wrote a book a few years ago called I am a Mother (affiliate link).  It’s written through the lens and language of spiritual belief, but there is profound wisdom for all mothers.  Claim who you are.  […]

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Life Skills, Executive Function and How a Mind is Made

“The cynics out there might not be interested much in work place lessons from the home.  But there are layers upon layers of application.  Couldn’t your work place stand to benefit from reduced stress, higher productivity, greater unity and yes, an increase of love?“ A new world of work and life is coming.  In plenty […]

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