July 2013

Jul 31 2013

Why You Shouldn't Judge Loyalty

Like many of you out there, it’s hard to avoid the news about Anthony Weiner, his sexting scandal and race for mayor. But what I find more intriguing is how vocal and judgmental people like the Post’s Sally Quinn are around his wife, Huma Abedin.  Ms. Quinn throws her under the bus and says, “Sadly, she makes all women look like weak and helpless victims.”

Jul 24 2013

4 Steps to Managing through a Maternity Leave

All this talk about the royal baby got me thinking about how many times I had to cover for someone on maternity leave. Even Kate Middleton has people that need to cover for her. If you’re honest with yourself, you dread the day they deliver. It can be hugely stressful and challenging.  But I learned you could get through it by following a couple of simple rules.

Jul 17 2013

What’s the Real Reason You’re Against Telecommuting?

You know the world is upside down when tech giants like Yahoo ban telecommuting and federal agencies like GSA are encouraging it. The agency that manages over 375 million square feet of office space for the federal government has saved over $24 million in rent by redesigning their own space to support a work from home culture.


Jul 12 2013

The Intangible Value of Leadership

I' m please to present an article from Verit Advisors

Verit View

Verit Advisors’ view is that leadership is a major driver in creating value for an organization, whether the company is private or public. Many people identify a company’s success (or failure) with its leaders, but value creation for an organization should be considered more holistically. Good leaders understand the needs and values of all stakeholders. They structure incentives to meet needs and to achieve their company’s long-term, strategic goals.

Jul 09 2013

5 Tips for Staying in Your Vacation Zone

The week of the 4th is great time to take off. In fact, according to WikiAnswers, it is THE most popular vacation week of the year. So I’m going to assume that for most of you, the margarita at the pool or beach is now a distant memory as you dig out of what you tried to ignore last week. So here’s a few tips on trying to stay in your vacation zone a little bit longer:


Jul 03 2013

Happy Birthday America! Now Take the Day Off.

I'm following my own advice and taking some time off. This is a re-post of a previous blog.

If you read my blog on a regular basis, you know I'm are all about work-life balance.  Allowing people to enjoy the holidays starts with you the manager. So here are some reminders to help both you and your employees enjoy the 4th: