Today's idea: Words are like clothes.
My first "real job," as my father called it, was a marketing position in a telecommunications company, back in the days when AT&T was still a monopoly and we were all thrilled with the novelty of AOL and email. I wrote marketing flyers and customer letters, teaching myself how to use WordPerfect, PageMaker and FileMaker … Continue reading Review.
It is in the seemingly unimportant, small, incremental decisions that "work-life balance" either is or isn't settled.
What if the tension between Independence and Interdependence got as much consideration as the exalted to-do list and decision-making matrix?
OK, it's time to get back to where I left off in early July, before I ran away for a spell. While August is the European month for vacation and downtime, it's the U.S. season of back to school, back to work, and back to the grindstone routines. Fair warning: This work/life balance idea might … Continue reading Re-engage.
Short version? A friend invited me to escape for a little while, and I said yes. And even though (a blessedly mild case of) COVID came home with me, it was a transformative trip for which I'm eternally grateful.
Before you can find, achieve, or settle into work-life balance, you have to get to clarity about what that means for you.
In my first real management job, I almost fired the wrong person. I looked at the data, and was sure I had the answer. But the story in those numbers was a lie.