Archive for June 2013

Why summer Fridays might be good for business

Laura's note: I'm taking a short break from blogging. During this time, I'll be running guest posts and pieces from the archive. This one ran in June, 2012. Please enjoy! I'll be back to blogging soon. Not many workplaces have “summer Fridays” — that genteel tradition of closing down around lunch once a week from Memorial Day to Labor Day. According to a… read more »

Guest post: Reinvent yourself — and get others to see your potential

Laura's note: I'm taking a short vacation from blogging. During this time I'll be running some guest posts and pieces from the archives. This guest post from my friend Dorie Clark originally ran at Forbes and is reprinted with permission from Clark. Please enjoy! by Dorie Clark Chris was starting to worry. For eight years, he’d been on the fast track at his l… read more »

Dealing with a workaholic and her 100-hour work weeks

Laura's note: I'm taking a short blogging vacation. During this time, I'm running some guest posts and pieces from the archives. A version of this piece originally ran in August, 2009. Please enjoy, and I'll be back to blogging soon! Most of us with full-time jobs don’t work nearly as much as we think we do. Very few people who claim to work 80, 90, or 100 hours a… read more »

What did (or will) you do with the 2016 hours of summer?

Laura's note: I'm taking a short blogging vacation. During this time, I'll be running some guest posts and pieces from the archives. This essay originally ran at The Huffington Post in late August, 2010. While it's looking back on summer, I think asking ourselves what we'd like to report in August is a good way to view the season from the perspective of June -- t… read more »

Guest post: 6 easy tips to make the most of family time

Laura's note: I'm taking a short blogging vacation. During this time, I'll be running a few guest posts and pieces from the archives. Please enjoy! by Diana Bletter I was chopping onions while breast-feeding my four-month old son. Ari’s head hung over the cutting board while I attempted to cut enough onions to make something edible for dinner within an hou… read more »