Top 5 Tips For Balancing Work And Home

Balance was far from the way I would have described the craze last week. It was the first week of the quarter at work. We  had many deliverables that came to deadline at the same time. At home, it was even more busy, but I was able to squeeze in an overnight with my hubby and a muchContinue reading “Top 5 Tips For Balancing Work And Home”

What’s Your Value In The Workplace?

With unemployment remaining at a sustained high and the state of the economy,  how is  an employee’s sense of value in the workplace? Research has shown the less value an employee feels  may  result in  reduced engagement at work  and lack of motivation. When you look around your office, does anyone stand out? Could itContinue reading “What’s Your Value In The Workplace?”

The Working Mom’s 80/20

In business, the “80/20 rule”  is a common way to describe the theory that a small percentage of your clients  comprise a large amount of your sales.  Simply put, 80% of your sales come from 20% of your clients. From Wikipedia: “The principle was suggested by management thinker Joseph M. Juran. It was named after the ItalianContinue reading “The Working Mom’s 80/20”

Problem Solving Skills That Will Save Your Sanity

Are your problem solving skills used at work also helpful at home? I think we all use problem solving skills between work and home without even realizing it. We just take a different approach depending on the audience. I wrote about dealing with a difficult manager a few weeks ago, which was really a problem solvingContinue reading “Problem Solving Skills That Will Save Your Sanity”

New Moms Heading Back To Work

10 Ways to Plan Your Return to Work and Reduce the Stress You’ve been on maternity for three months and the dreaded return date is near. How you transition back into work can have so many variables and a huge impact on your outlook as a working mom. Sometimes the anticipation of the return can be muchContinue reading “New Moms Heading Back To Work”

Dealing With A Difficult Manager

With the growing angst over the economy, the trend of trying to “balance” it all has shifted to just holding onto your job. I’ve also shifted a bit in my thinking as well. I’m still finding my own balance, my peace in each in every day. When you have a manager in the mix thatContinue reading “Dealing With A Difficult Manager”

5 Essentials To Build Employee Trust

Depending on your organizational structure, the leadership hierarchy may be very flat or may have several tiers. Either way, how managers, directors and vice presidents interact with their employees has a direct impact on morale and productivity. Trust plays a major role in the corporate culture. It’s built over time and is very fragile inContinue reading “5 Essentials To Build Employee Trust”

How To Avoid A Jerry McGuire Moment

The thought that business is strictly business and not personal is an interesting one. We are such emotional beings whether man or woman that to remain business only and all the time is a stretch at best. Some people handle the personal, what I will call the emotional side of the coin better than others.Continue reading “How To Avoid A Jerry McGuire Moment”

A Corporate Conference Day Ahead

Off to a conference today. It’s tough getting up at the crack of dawn only to leave my little ones for the day, but I feel lucky it’s not an overnight trip. My hubby is handling clothes, lunches and drop-off duties for the morning. I will be on the road early in order to makeContinue reading “A Corporate Conference Day Ahead”

How to Deal with Corporate World Frustration

Corporate. It’s a word that means many things to many people. It’s a part of the American culture. If you’re a working mom in the corporate world, it’s a part of you, too. I’m sure you, like me, may have your buttons pushed every now and then. Over the last two weeks, I’ve had theContinue reading “How to Deal with Corporate World Frustration”