Politics for the holidays?

I have a divided family. Politically divided, that is. And with the holidays coming up, I’m feeling no small measure…

Easing an Employee’s Return to Work

No two people feel the same way about returning to work after parental leave. This can be a difficult transition…

The Value of Silence

I was busy.  As a business owner, married mother of three, daughter, and professional speaker, I was the friend who…

Fears and Careers

Employees are often anxious about taking extended time off for parental leave. Common concerns they may have include: I’ll be…

What’s Your Work Style?

Ellen Kossek, a researcher at Purdue, has identified a continuum for how individuals manage their work and life demands. She…

The Dreaded Conversation

Many employees dread “the conversation.” The Internet is full of articles helping new moms gather up the courage to approach…

Holding Virtual Team Members Accountable

For generations, we’ve handed down the idea that we have to see people to know they’re actually working.  Authors Tom…