Category Archives: Work Life Balance

Who do you blame for work stress, your smartphone or your organization?

As we saw on NBC news on Tuesday, some organizations have initiatives to give people time away from work by telling them to turn off their cell phones. Organizations are doing this because many of their employees spend their lives … READ MORE

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Where Does Your Day Go?

Ever complain that there are not enough hours in the day to accomplish everything you need or want to do? Yet, you may spend hours on activities and conversations–think social media and interactive online games–that don’t come close to being … READ MORE

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Lean in: But into What?

If you’ve opened a magazine, looked at a news site, or turned on the TV in the last year, you’ve probably seen Sheryl Sandberg. In her book Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead she did what bestselling … READ MORE

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Work-Life Unbalanced? Try Work-Life Harmony

I was on the driving range, really struggling with my golf swing. Usually when that happens, it’s because I’m not balanced at the finish. I’ve come to know that about myself. But then, when I really started to think about … READ MORE

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Why Using the F-word at Work is a Good Thing

Most people want to say it. And at some point in their careers they probably need to say it.  Rather than holding back – say it. In fact, shout it. Because it’ll do you good, and research increasingly indicates that … READ MORE

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Is Work-Life Balance a Zero-Sum Game?

“So there’s no such thing as work-life balance. There’s work, and there’s life, and there’s no balance,” says Sheryl Sandberg. Everything we do boils down to choices we make. Should I spend my evening working out at the gym, taking … READ MORE

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I’ll take care of you when you are old

This July, my parents came to visit and stayed with me in Singapore for almost a month. During their stay, besides spending as much time as possible with them after office hours, I took several days off to accompany them. … READ MORE

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Forget Work-Life Balance; Strive for Work-Life Integration

Do you see “work” and “life” as an either/or? My vision isn’t work-life balance; it’s work-life integration. Sometimes I work on weekends. Sometimes I do personal stuff during the “work day.” The ideal is to transition easily between activities that … READ MORE

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Corporate Officer: A Job that Kills?

The well-paid world of corporate officers is ruthlessly transparent, and the rules of the game are clear: deliver and you will be rewarded; fail and you will be blamed. After the crisis of 2008 and additional regulation, the primary route … READ MORE

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What exactly is work life balance anyway?

Every time I read about or hear someone talk about work life balance, I get a scary mental image of myself standing in front of scales similar to the ones Lady Justice holds that require equal weights on either side … READ MORE

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