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Must Be Nice… Wish I Had a Kid

Posted October 29th, 2013 by

If you’ve not only heard about – but really thought about -  the Family Friendly Workplace Ordinance that was just passed in San Francisco, you know what we’re getting at with this title. If you’re still celebrating the legislation that will go into effect on January 1, 2014, you may want to stop reading as we expose [...]

Author of “Maxed Out” talks about why American moms are on the brink

Posted September 9th, 2013 by

A few months ago, I received a note from a longtime friend, Joan Blades (co-founder of MomsRising) introducing us to Katrina Alcorn. Joan thought we might support each others’ work, and it turns out that yes, supporting each others’ work was indeed a no brainer. I learned about the book Katrina was writing – Maxed Out: American Moms [...]

10 Tips for Becoming an Office Politics Rebel

Posted September 4th, 2012 by

The other day, I read an article on Forbes called “Tips For Dealing With Lazy Co-Workers.” It’s a fun topic, isn’t it, because we all love to feel like we are the only ones working hard. And it’s such a hardship to put up with lazy old Joe in the next cube over. Ugh! Time to review one of [...]

Telework and Promotions: New Study Emphasizes Need for Results-Focus

Posted July 23rd, 2012 by

Thanks to a new study pubished in MIT Sloan Management Review this week, we have some fun new terms to discuss today. Except, they’re not really new.  If you haven’t read any of the multitude of articles (like here, here, and here) about this study, then here’s a quick overview. The study argues that office workers and bosses are heavily [...]

3 Keys to Making Unlimited Vacation Policies Actually Work

Posted March 26th, 2012 by

The concept of unlimited vacation or “no vacation policy” is becoming a popular idea. Large companies like IBM, HubSpot, and Netflix have kicked the standard two-week vacation policy to the curb. Over the years, we’ve worked with many organization, big and small, to help them implement a Results-Only Work Environment (ROWE). A big part of this process [...]

A Working Mom’s Journey to a Results-Only Work Environment

Posted March 12th, 2012 by

I want to share a story from my friend, Rebecca. She’s a successful lawyer and mom, and she’s been on the hunt for a better work environment. I hope you enjoy her story. In June 2012, I wrote a blog post called “Having It All”. I shared my journey through law school, the entry into [...]

[Infographic] Who’s the Boss: Micro-manager or Coach?

Posted February 27th, 2012 by

If micro-managers are like babysitters, then the bosses we all hope to have are like great coaches. Coaches inspire and bring out the best in their team. Micro-managers slowly suck the life out of you. Everybody knows a micro-manager, but nobody claims to be one. Certainly, bosses view themselves differently than their employees see them. [...]

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