Lawyer-Mode: Find Your "On/Off Switch"
Posted on 02-16-2017 by Lauren Stemley

It's incredibly easy to say, "I'll just finish this up" when you should be in your car driving home. Lawyers, if you never turn lawyer-mode off, you don't give yourself time for the other things you enjoy. You're going to walk through life as a lawyer, and it's important... Read More

Time Isn’t the Work-Life Balance Solution: It’s Love
Posted on 01-23-2017 by Lauren Stemley

To decrease office time, or to not decrease it? A typical work-life balance question – but not the right question. The right question is: can you somehow balance your office hours with family bonding time? The answer’s simple… and unconventional. A bonding moment doesn’t... Read More

Leaving it at work: Preventing burnout before it begins
Posted on 01-07-2016 by amanda-alge-bales

5…4…3…2…1… HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! As you ring in the New Year, you’ll toast to countless things such as good health, happiness and success. Another popular thing many will toast to is to having the ability to Leave it at work! What are you leaving at work exactly... Read More

Legal Dramas that revolve around our legal system: Do they have a positive or negative impact on the profession?
Posted on 10-16-2015 by Tracie Morris

The fall television season is in full swing with new legal comedies and dramas like Grinder (Rob Lowe/ABC) and Hand of God (Ron Perlman/Amazon) and popular returning programs like The Good Wife (Julianna Margulies, CBS) and How to Get Away with Murder (Viola Davis/ABC). The law like medicine is most... Read More

How to Achieve the Elusive Work-Life Balance As a Businesswoman
Posted on 09-03-2015 by amanda-alge-bales

Work life balance is important; it is key to a healthy life. Too much work and you might feel burnt out. Too littler work and you lose sight of structure or personal goals. The life of a businesswoman can make it hard to find that balance as they take on their professional responsibilities as well as... Read More

Friday Distraction: 9 types of intelligence - Which type are you? [Infographic]
Posted on 12-12-2014 by Chad Troyan

We're all blessed with strengths. Some of us are good at math or science while others are good at sports. Did you know that strengths like each of these actually represent an "intelligence" you may carry with you? According to Howard Gardner he described 9 different types of intelligence... Read More

Thanksgiving and Christmas Hours
Posted on 11-25-2014 by sarrenea

Is your office open on the day after Thanksgiving? What about the week between Christmas and New Years? Read More

20 best jobs for work-life balance SFGate
Posted on 10-02-2014 by Hans Thielman

Number 11 is law clerk. Number 5 is social media manager. Read More

The leaves are beginning to turn and there's a chill in the air. It's officially autumn. [Infographic]
Posted on 09-22-2014 by Christina Alge

With shorter days and less sunlight, the fall season does have an impact on your health. According to this infographic via everyday HEALTH , here are 4 tips to help you steer clear of the “winter blues” that often begin in fall. Do you have any other suggestions? Read More

Friday Distraction: Compensation Best Practices [Infographic]
Posted on 09-19-2014 by amanda-alge-bales

With the economy warming up, the year is looking bright for businesses as many organizations are showing growth, and expressing the most optimism yet in post-recession years. Each year, PayScale surveys thousands of HR and business leaders to learn about the workforce and compensation trends they've... Read More

Friday Distraction: Compensation is More Than a Paycheck [infographic]
Posted on 09-12-2014 by amanda-alge-bales

Employee benefits continue to be perceived as an important part of the employment package. It can help organizations retain talent. And as it becomes harder to find talent, benefits can be a key differentiator for candidates. This infographic from Mercer shows us what employees think about benefits.... Read More

Three myths about disconnecting from work after hours
Posted on 09-10-2014 by Christina Alge

While mobile devices have made it easier than ever to be always tethered to work. This situation is worsened by mistaken beliefs that leaving work in the office will have negative consequences. What do you think? Read the complete article >> Read More

Friday Distraction: 5 Employee Recognition Myths Busted [Infographic]
Posted on 09-05-2014 by Christina Alge

Much debate arises on the topic of employee motivation and employee recognition. While companies agree with the old adage that a happy employee = a happy company, the authenticity in employee recognition is oftentimes lacking. The employees at Global Force, created this Infographic, 5 Recognition Mythbusters... Read More

How to take a tech timeout: And you thought parental controls were just for children.
Posted on 08-29-2014 by Christina Alge

The last weekend of summer is upon us. If you are anything like me, 2 questions are floating through your mind right now: Doesn’t it feel like Memorial Day weekend just occurred? What did I do with my time during the best months of the year? My answer to the latter question: I took a... Read More

Friday Distraction: The Obstacles Facing Women's Career Success [Infographic]
Posted on 08-29-2014 by amanda-alge-bales

Having it all is a question that has plagued women for decades as they balance the strains of the workplace with the demands of motherhood and marriage. While it appears that progress has been made (in perception at least), a 2013 LinkedIn survey revealed 77 percent of women worldwide consider their... Read More

Why are lawyers killing themselves?
Posted on 08-14-2014 by Ted Zwayer

With the most recent news of Robin Williams, brings to light just how serious of an issues depression is for the population. Earlier this year the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provided the latest data on suicide deaths by profession . Lawyers ranked fourth when the proportion of suicides... Read More

4 Tips to Help Dig Yourself Out of the Doghouse on “National Get Out Of The Doghouse Day”
Posted on 07-21-2014 by Ted Zwayer

Have you found yourself in the proverbial doghouse lately either at work or home? Maybe you simply said the wrong thing at the wrong time or need to make amends with someone you've inadvertently hurt. No matter the reason, today is “National Get Out of the Doghouse Day.” Seriously?... Read More

Spousal concerns: What is one of the worst professions to marry? Lawyers you made the list!
Posted on 07-18-2014 by Tracie Morris

A job defines an element of a person’s personality. So, what does the job of “lawyer” say to your current or potential spouse? According to a dating article about best and worst personalities to court, the profession of lawyer “attracts a cold, calculated kind of intelligence... Read More

Higher stress at home: The biggest enemy of work-life balance may be sitting in your pocket
Posted on 07-18-2014 by Travis Burchart

Many workers think that they’re multi-tasking when they’re checking work emails while eating dinner or spending time with their family, but, in reality, they’re not giving full attention to both activities. This is according to Larry Rosen, author of iDisorder: Understanding our Obsession... Read More

Friday Distraction: Work From Home Fridays – Join the Movement! [Infographic]
Posted on 07-11-2014 by Tracie Morris

While I work from home every day, I realize not everyone gets that same opportunity. Fewer virtual law practices and telecommuting lawyers as reported in a 2013 ABA survey . So, I thought you might enjoy today’s infographic because … well, sometimes pictures and images can sell something... Read More

4th of July – A Collection of Facts & Figures [Infographic]
Posted on 07-03-2014 by Christina Alge

Ha! I had no idea Chicago is a top destination for Independence Day. What are your plans for the holiday? Read More

Does your organization sponsor wellness activities, and are you able to participate?
Posted on 07-02-2014 by Christina Alge

It should come as no surprise that on average, full-time workers in America spend more than one-third of their day, five days per week at the workplace. What if considering your health was a natural part of your nine to five? According to a 2012 survey human resource departments in America reported the... Read More

5 Ways to Make Every Workday Better (or Happier)
Posted on 06-23-2014 by rheamalhotra

Happiness… A general state of being most people (if not all) should want to achieve; however, it is often difficult to stay ‘happy’ throughout the day, if at all. With the increasing demands of work/life and trying to achieve a ‘balance’ how can one even get to a point... Read More

U.S. Employees: Work-Life Balance Is Non-Existent in Connected Age via Mashable
Posted on 06-20-2014 by Hans Thielman

This article notes that 45% of workers feel obligated to respond to emails after hours. Read More

Plans for Sunday? How Will You Enjoy the "Longest Day" of the Year?
Posted on 06-20-2014 by Christina Alge

Sunday marks the longest day of the year or actually the most daylight of any day in the year (if you want to get technical). How will you celebrate? A leisurely walk, a dip in the pool or will you plan a summer getaway? The Summer Solstice officially kicks off the summer season, so here is a nifty... Read More