Long-time readers know I spent the past year, April to April, tracking my time. I had mentioned a few weeks ago that I was nearing the end of my project, and I promised a series of naval-gazing posts on the findings. I assumed I would write about the findings here because I was not sure they would be of much interest to anyone else.
In happy news, it turns out I was wro… read more »
Here's the dilemma: you need, or want, to work more than 40 hours a week. You also have young kids who go to bed on the early side. How do you see them while still putting in the hours?
As I have analyzed parents' time logs, I have realized that one of the most common solutions is doing what I call a "split shift." You leave work at a reasonable hour, come home for family… read more »
A few years ago, I was attending a conference with many HR types. My breakout group was chatting about women and advancement. One woman, describing her programs, asked me "Do you know the difference between mentorship and sponsorship?"
I mentioned that I had recently interviewed Sylvia Ann Hewlett. She is the researcher who did the work that popularized th… read more »
Ever have one of those days where you will be leaving for a business trip mid-day, and yet before that happens, one of your children winds up getting stitches in the ER, and another comes home sick from school?
Yeah, Wednesday was that. I had a speech scheduled Thursday morning in Nashville, so I was leaving Wednesday mid-day. My daughter fell out of bed, perhap… read more »
I flew to Pittsburgh on Wednesday this week in order to give two speeches on Thursday. They both went well, though they had a very different vibe. As I build my business as a speaker I am becoming ever more aware of how audience dynamics (percent men vs. women, age, how full the room is) affect how I should present concepts to people and how I should engage with them… read more »