I was inspired by a TLNT wrap-up written by John Hollon discussing the demographics of people participating in flex work and questioning why there is a lack of women teleworking. For more on what he said- read here. As someone who considers herself fortunate to work flexibly, I can tell you that merely referring to the…

I used to “journal.” Doesn’t that sound distinguished and all grown up? Just writing it should make me feel a bit better about my maturity and intelligence but alas, there is that darned “used to” in front of it. It was past tense, way back when. Obviously, I don’t do it anymore, but maybe I should. This morning, I…

“Quit singing and get back to work!” “Settle down! Don’t you have work to do?” “This work is serious so take it seriously!”  “I don’t appreciate that you and your team are always laughing and carrying on with everyone else.” Four statements.   Four assumptions.    Four reasons to make my blood boil. The first statement was…

How often do you see TGIF pictures or updates posted on your social media accounts by friends and colleagues? Before a new week can get off to a great start, people are already wishing away the remaining four days of the work week in anticipation of the weekend. I know because I used to be…

For those of you that follow me, you know that this year and quite possibly most of last year I have been pushing myself into new terrains. In doing so, it has occurred to me that most people resist the urge of pushing themselves to try new things because it is down-right uncomfortable. I spent…

Summertime is one of my favorite times of the year. Work and life feel a little lighter in the summer as you plan vacations; attend barbeques and other fun outings. In fact, some businesses run on a lighter schedule for the three months to allow people to do what they want and need to. I…

For those of you who are connected with me on Twitter or LinkedIn, you already know that I started a new job this week. I’m excited for this new role and all its challenges. Initially, I was nervous about taking on a new position in the summer. This is supposed to be a relaxing time!…

“I pace myself by taking a week-long vacation every four months.” – Marissa Mayer The proverb “all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy” found it’s way into print in 1659 courtesy of James Howell’s Proverbs in English, Italian, French and Spanish. The workplace with a productivity first vision is making for more…