Work Life Balance



Selected Blogs

3 Factors That Improve Worklife Balance

This week I am sharing segments I did with the Small Business Association of Michigan (SBAM) Podcast.  The segments expand upon previous blogs.  Click on the Business Network Logo or the underlined links to listen to the audio or read the orginal blogpost….[CLICK HERE TO LISTEN]

7 Habits of a Positive Worklife Balance (PART 1)

I was saddened to hear about the death of Steven Covey.  The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People had such a great impact on me and the Franklin-Covey training I received years ago shaped me as a leader and a person.  In honor of Covey,  the next few blogs will show how his 7 Habits can be used as a cornerstone for positive work-life balance.  This week deals with the first 3 Habits or the Habits that deal with going from Dependence to Independence…..[READ MORE]

6 Simple Steps for Successful Telecommuting

Working from home can be both a blessing and a curse.  On one hand you don’t have to worry about traffic, subway lines, forgetting (insert object) at home, or being unable to care for loved ones.  On the other hand, working from home can blur the lines between work and family and have the potential for decreased effectiveness and who wants that?….[READ MORE]

Setting up Employees for Success!

There is no better feeling in the world than achieving a goal.   Imagine this: you plan something, put in the hard work, and at the end of the journey you achieve success.  Sweet, isn’t it?  Of course things do not always go so smoothly but when they do…BOOYA!  You feel like you a rockstar.

Success is a whole other beast….[READ MORE]

What if Every Weekend was a 3 day weekend? Considering the Compressed Workweek.

In a society where life is becoming increasingly complex we sometimes need a job that can be flexible beyond the normal 9-5, 9-7, 8-10pm Monday-Saturday timeframe.  The compressed workweek can battle the rigidity of traditional schedules while still allowing for employee productivity…..[READ MORE]

What’s the Deal with Comp Time?

Have you ever had that crazy workweek where your contracted 40 hours turns into 60?  Have you ever been comforted by the fact that the extra time you put in can be banked as comp time/bonus time somewhere in the near future?   Weeks later you find a great deal on a 4 day weekend getaway to Vegas and you decide “I am going to cash in my comp time and take a long weekend” ….. [READ MORE]

Community Involvement and Work-Life Balance: Pros and Cons (?)

The last few weeks have been pretty theoretical and a lot of focus has been on work in some form.  This week I want to focus on the balance part of work-life balance.  Specifically let’s talk about the part of the equation that deals with giving one more purpose, relieves stress, and adds another dimension beyond both work and family.  Let’s talk about community involvement….[READ MORE]

Setting Boundaries at Work: What’s your style?

It’s 10:30 AM and you are on the treadmill at the gym.  It is your late day at work and are not due to check into the office until noon.  Your exercise program beeps at you and you begin to kick it up a notch.  You’re starting to work up a sweat when….[READ MORE]

Avoiding Work-Family Conflict When You Have a Side-Business…

Although some of us may be fortunate enough to have that dream job that provides the lifestyle we want, many of us are left with the option of living well below our means or increasing our income through a side or home-based business. The idea of starting a business empire from the ground up excites most people (as it should) but it can have some potentially harmful effects…. [READ MORE]

Managers: The Key to Positive Work-Life Balance

A job in itself does not sentence a person to long hours, family conflict and a generally unhappy life.  Sure, some lines of work require more hours or intensive types of work but the boundaries and expectations related to our jobs are influenced heavily by one group of people: managers.

Managers are the ones who regulate hours, workload, and set the tone ….[READ MORE]