Category: Career

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 clai… read more »

The ultimate man cave? A home office

Laura’s note: This piece originally ran at the Huffington Post for Father’s Day in 2010 It’s Father’s Day this week, which means stores are bracing for a run on neckties. Some luckier fathers, though, will receive gifts for that hot new room in any house: the Man Cave. This is the space where a guy can relax and be himself. Usually, (a… read more »

How Jane (or John!) works 55 hour weeks, and sees the kids

One reason, it’s said, that women don’t pursue “big” jobs is that “big” jobs leave no room for family. Even people with superb feminist credentials sometimes buy into this belief. In a piece for HBR, Joan Williams, a law professor and founding director of the Center of WorkLife Law at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, wr… read more »

Success at Work Challenge Week 7: Pursue Pleasure

I’m trying to achieve success at work, and you can too! This is the last week of the Success At Work challenge, in which I’ve been encouraging readers to try each of the seven disciplines listed in my ebook, What the Most Successful People Do at Work. You can find links to the previous weeks at the end of this post. When are you happiest at work? One of the upside… read more »

Would you pass up a promotion?

Since Sheryl Sandberg’s book came out in March, there’s been a lot of discussion on leaning in, and various attitudes and barriers that might be holding women back. Why aren’t more women in leadership roles? A recent Citi/LinkedIn poll of professional women looked at this issue specifically. Only 38 percent of women in this sample thought they would… read more »