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Articles from July/August

Accommodating Older Workers' Needs for Flexible Work Options
For all the right reasons, older worker want keep working, whether they are retired or approaching retirement. They form a pool of loyal, talented workers. The challenge is for organizations to decide to hire such workers and design flexible work options...
Communicating the Importance of Work-Life Balance
Some employees believe that all work and no play is the only certain path to the corner office on the executive floor. While this isn't true, it is true that commitment, dedication, and hard work are essential to leadership success. It is equally true...
Delayed Career Entry: A New Source of Talent
Many corporations have initiatives to attract and retain talented individuals with dual commitments to family and career. These efforts largely ignore a small but significant group of employees who delay career entry for family purposes. These individuals...
Directors: The Qualities That Matter
If you've ever wondered why so many boards are ineffective, just consider the qualities - and the lack of them among many directors - that this regular contributor lists. All you need to be is a good thinker and a good questioner, courageous, collegial...
Fathers and the Work-Family Politic
A variety of forces have combined to change men's role in the work-family equation. The fact is, more men are playing an active, positive role in the equation, prompting changes in culture and politics. The changes affect men, women and children, and...
From the Editor
Great summer readingI am a reader, which is to say that books are one of the loves of my life. I am also a writer and speak from experience when I say that writing is one of the most pleasing of human activities, though also one of the most arduous and...
Narrowing the Credibility Gap, or, Managing the Art of the Promise
This author has had a singular pre-occupation this past decade: researching and documenting the ability of organizations to demonstrate the efficacy of their promises to customers, employees, investors and the public at large. What he's found is not...
Saying "No" in a Culture of Hours, Money and Non-Support
Achieving a work-life balance is possible. If only those workers trying to achieve that goal would look to the very same person who is conflicted and unable to manage the stress for the solution: themselves.In the mid-to-late 1980s, proponents of telecommuting...
Sharing Knowledge: How to Thrive in Times of Change
The changing landscape of business, markets and work has encouraged astute individuals at all levels to gain support from purposeful networks and relationships. This author explains why such networks have become so important.Managing change is de rigueur...
The Bottom-Line for Work/life Leadership: Linking Diversity and Organizational Culture
If work/life is a priority, it needs to be so not because it is about corporate responsibility, but because it has a strategic payoff. And the launching pad is a commitment to linking diversity and organizational culture. Employees who believe there...
Unemployment and Job Displacement: The Impact on Families and Children
Job loss has a devastating impact on families and children, especially when the search for another job becomes prolonged and fruitless. Unfortunately, few public programs - and coping mechanisms - are available. This author has some practical suggestions...
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