Work/Life Integration

Dec 08

Women Behaving Smartly: How to Find Your Edge in Business

My wise father would remind me during relevant moments as I was growing up that “life is not fair”. Fast-forward to my adulthood, and I take similar opportunities to continue the tradition with myself. This weekly dose of reality has…
Nov 25

Fear Itself: The Obstacle Between You and Workplace Trust

“Leadership is scarce because few people are willing to go through the discomfort required to lead….The scarcity makes leadership valuable”. This powerful quote, extracted from Seth Godin’s blog, innocently inspired a sub-theme for last week’s WAC community event exploring the…
Oct 13

Satellite Strategies: Tips on Working from Home Productively

Is the modern workplace outdated? Well, consider that in the 21st century more business is done in a global economy, shattering the old 9 to 5 workday model. Factor in the increasing time and expense of commuting, plus the recent…
Sep 29

Red Flag Awareness: One Participant’s Takeaways From Our Con Artists Discussion

September 9th’s panel discussion about the threat of con artistry in the business world and beyond inspired many participants to reexamine the world around them with a more careful eye. Today’s guest blogger and one such participant is Swati Jain…
Aug 21

Walk In As Strangers, Walk Out As Friends: Cold Spring Community Day Offers a Transformation

“Getting outside, detaching from devices, and reconnecting with people and nature….it doesn’t get any better than that”. Those are the words of someone who merely saw pictures taken at last Saturday’s Cold Spring Community Day (CSCD), our favorite WAC event…
Aug 18

Small Blessings: A Meditation on One’s Own Good Fortune

Yesterday morning was different than most. I needed to drag myself out of bed, despite the gorgeous sky poking at my eyelids through my lakefront bedroom window. I wasn’t filled with my typical motivation to slip into my sandals and…
Aug 04

Keynote Cornerstones: 13 Life Lessons for Young Professional Women to Live By

In preparing for my upcoming keynote address, I soberly contemplated what insights to share with a group of impressive young women about the road ahead, their place in the world, and the challenges they would need to overcome. Given the…
Jul 31

Can Exercise Lead To Success? The Answer Will Energize You

I’ve spent the last 40 years exercising. Well, not perpetually. But I’ve been vigilant about allocating a little time each day for a workout, with varying intensity. For half of those 40 years, the need to exercise stemmed from a…
Jun 23

Do You Fancy Yourself As a Workhorse or As a Racehorse?

I’m so excited that dear friend and colleague Geraldine Sweetman has graced our blog with a dynamite guest post. Her workhorse/racehorse analogy has invaded my mind at many levels (particularly when thinking about the things we eat, and pondering the…
May 13

Feedback on Feedback: The Latest in Baby Steps

April 29th brought together nearly seventy NYC-based participants who were ready to take the next step in communicating fully. WAC Specialist Deborah Howard’s presentation The Art of Feedback turned on light bulbs in the heads of both the women and…