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Balancing Business Realities with Employee Well-Being

Water Cooler Wisdom

Since a culture of good work-life balance can be established and encouraged from the top, I asked three small-business owners how they achieve work-life balance during growth periods and also how they model and promote healthy habits for their employees. The more my employees and I feel as though our lives are out of balance, the more likely we will pay a physical and emotional price—and so will our business.

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Entrepreneurs: How Work/Life Balance and Growth Can Mix

Water Cooler Wisdom

Since a culture of good work-life balance can be established and encouraged from the top, I asked three small-business owners how they achieve work-life balance during growth periods and also how they model and promote healthy habits for their employees. Here are the insights William Bauer, managing director of Royce Leather Gifts in New Jersey, Rob Biederman, co-founder of Hourly Nerd in Boston, and Mike Mannon, president at WD Communications in Philadelphia, shared with us.

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How to get good ideas for startups | Penelope Trunk's Brazen Careerist

Penelope Trunk

A proud moment…but nothing beat watching her skip out of auction with her steer running alongside realizing forty more cents a pound than her best price. bottom-line, he wanted my talent and expertise, but not probing questions into what and how he did what he did.

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The Employee Engagement Wholehearted Dialogue: Denise Bissonnette and David Zinger

David Zinger

But in the same way you mentioned that education has turned us from question marks into periods, I believe that the culture has taught us to value conformity over authenticity. None of us want to be frauds, and I think the price we pay when we stay in a role or a situation where we’re not really bringing our true self is paid not just by us but by everyone around us. [21:29] Dialogue with Denise Bissonnette on Wholehearted Engagement.

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How to hit a wall at work, with grace | Penelope Trunk's Brazen.

Penelope Trunk

And then, after burning every bridge possible at Boston University, I left, one credit short of a graduate degree. I have played professional volleyball, I climbed the corporate ladder in Fortune 500 marketing, I was a journalist at the Boston Globe, and I’ve gotten three startups funded. I would like to add that perhaps you've outgrown your position/involvement and your talents/strengths are better served somewhere else. Is this your first time here?

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How to manage a college education | Penelope Trunk's Brazen Careerist

Penelope Trunk

While I do not doubt the power of a college degree for certain career paths, for me, spending a weekend with mega-investors, or internet marketers or whoever for less than the price of 1 college class can be indispensable. My father's foresightedness has made it possible for me to be price-neutral in the college decision. I can't say what the choice looks like for others looking to pay full price. Is this your first time here?

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How to put blog comments to good use | Penelope Trunk's Brazen.

Penelope Trunk

I suspect there is a higher price to pay in terms of regrets if you don't pursue something that might make your heart sing and your life complete. Is this your first time here? About this blog | About my company, Brazen Careerist | Penelopes guide to starting a blog How to put blog comments to good use Posted to: Learn to take advice December 8th, 2009 Del.icio.us

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