Posts Tagged ‘Work-Life Balance’

Work vs. Life Needs

Icon Written by Alora on December 7, 2010 – 11:41 am

Startups tend to attract workaholics. But what about your team members who aren’t workaholics? Are you being reasonable with your expectations? And do you have a morale problem on your hands because some of your team works 60+ hours a week and others don’t?

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Do You Love Your Business More Than Your Family?

Icon Written by Alora on October 28, 2010 – 11:41 am

Old school advice about loving your business more than loving your family makes a lot of assumptions — not the least of which is that your family could or should wait around for you to start living up to your obligations.

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20/20 Hindsight – Getting Your Start in a Startup

Icon Written by Alora on April 23, 2009 – 2:06 pm

People who did not meet me until at or around my 25th birthday would never believe it, but in school, I was the Queen of Slackers. Truly. School was too easy, too routine and I spent too long doing it to be able to breath new life into the experience. I could dodge classes, do […]

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Social Design for a Virtual Organization

Icon Written by Alora on April 13, 2009 – 1:49 pm

At South by Southwest, Brazen Careerist author and CEO Penelope Trunk was quite emphatic that, when starting a new business, having a geographically distributed team is rarely possible. She said this on her panel, as well as again when we spoke in person. She was a strong advocate of the notion that, for the first […]

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Strength, Courage and Wisdom

Icon Written by Alora on March 30, 2009 – 9:27 pm

It’s probably a weird thing for a vocal atheist to quote, but there is something about the famous prayer that has been resonating with me more and more lately. Well, maybe not the “God” part of it, but the recognition part. Grant me strength to accept the things that I can’t change, the courage to […]

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Work-Life What?

Icon Written by Alora on January 5, 2009 – 4:43 pm

I hate the phrase “work-life balance.” I truly can’t stand it. I think it’s a b.s. phrase that is one of those organizational design notions that sounds really, really good, but in truth is so vague that everyone has their own definition, leaving no consensus on any kind of standardized meaning. Implications of Being “Even” […]

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Boss Lesson #1: Be Invested in Your People

Icon Written by Alora on December 21, 2008 – 10:13 pm

WordPress’ database isn’t big enough for me to list off everything I’ve learned from John over the years: about business, about change, about leadership, about being a workaholic, about managing clients, about corporate politics, etc. You name a topic, and I can probably find at least a handful of lessons I learned from him. I […]

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