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  • Women in the Workplace

    September 28, 2016

    I came across McKinsey’s annual Women in the Workplace Report for 2016. The study was conducted by and McKinsey. It looked at more than 34,000 men and women at over 130 companies. While the results are not necessarily a surprise, it tells us there is much more work to be done.

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  • Work Life Balance

    September 21, 2016

    How do you define your work-life balance? And by the way – where did that phrase come from?

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  • Attending Conferences

    September 14, 2016

    Conferences are like a week of summer camp sans the archery or rock climbing for adults. The only hitch – there is work to be done when you return, but there are three great benefits!

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  • Trending: Volunteer sabbaticals

    September 7, 2016

    Today, there is an increasing trend to offer employees paid time off to volunteer. In a March 16, 2015 Forbes article, “These 21 Companies Will Pay You to Take Time Off” Colleen Kane highlights the options available at companies such as Pricewaterhouse Coopers, REI, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, The Cheesecake Factory, The Container Store, and Adobe Systems. While each company’s program is different, they all offer this type of paid time off to volunteer, and the employee can choose a charitable organization that aligns with their interests.

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  • Fiction or Nonfiction?

    September 1, 2016

    In July, McKinsey & Company published an article about summer reading. They listed 17 CEOs and what they were reading this summer. Of the 57 titles listed, 84% were nonfiction. Only 9 works of fiction were listed, including a Mandarin Chinese version of Mulan (that was interesting).

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