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

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

4 ways to take control of your chaos
Posted on 01-13-2015 by amanda-alge-bales

Chaos can be found anywhere and everywhere! This is especially the case in both the workplace and your home life where you face the demands from your clients, boss and partner/spouse that lead to all of those scheduling conflicts, and work-life balance juggling act that we are all reminded of. According... Read More

7 stress-busting remedies for the holiday season
Posted on 12-19-2014 by amanda-alge-bales

Do the holidays have you stressed out of your mind? You’re not alone. Luckily, The Ladders is here to help with these 7 stress-busting tips for the holidays!: 1. Get moving Exercise is a great way to relieve stress and feel good. Try to incorporate your favorite workouts into your daily routines... 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

Why do we question the parenting of lawyers, but never the parenting of astronauts or senators?
Posted on 09-26-2014 by amanda-alge-bales

Are rainmaking and homemaking compatible endeavors or unlikely bedfellows? According to the Working Parent Survey conducted by Vault , the respondents of this survey paint a conflicting picture of the compatibility for both activities. The results from the article go on to say that though much progress... 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: 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

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

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

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

"Follow your passions and do what you love!" Is Horrible Advice
Posted on 06-04-2014 by Tracie Morris

This article provides and interesting take: Don't do what you love, do what you're good at and the passion will follow. Imagine you've agreed to speak to a group of business students but you can't think of a theme. Here's a guaranteed winner. Go with, "Follow your passions... Read More

Would You Do Your Job Better If Your Boss Didn't Care How or Where You Did It?
Posted on 05-13-2014 by amanda-alge-bales

According to the article Don’t Go to Work via TheSlateGroup , in 2003, Cali Ressler and Jody Thompson developed new human resources guidelines at Best Buy and suggested a profound shift in the way the company managed its employees - allowing workers 100 percent autonomy and expected of them 100... Read More

Leave work at 5 p.m. and still get it all done: A how-to
Posted on 05-02-2014 by Travis Burchart

It’s a pattern with which most full-time professionals are familiar–you’re spending increasing amounts of time at your desk, but it feels like you’re getting less done. The hours stretch on, the to-do list grows, and you find yourself facing a future where you might let go of... Read More

What are some of the things successful people do every weekend? The things you are (probably) already doing.
Posted on 04-25-2014 by Travis Burchart

“A successful person is usually one who has achieved a measure of happiness and fulfillment in their work, family, and spiritual life (however that is defined for the individual). Most successful people need to feel a sense of accomplishment and are self-motivated to tackle the next challenge.”... Read More

Legal insights about vacation/vacation pay for all those booking a summer vacation
Posted on 04-23-2014 by Travis Burchart

Whether it be a travel destination or the now popular staycation (which is another name for the stay-at-home vacation), many questions surround the topic of vacation rights and vacation pay. This blog post via SkloverWorkingWisdom tackles the 50 most popular, and frequently asked questions about vacation... Read More

When it comes down to it, where does the real work get done - at the office, at home, or another remote location?
Posted on 04-14-2014 by Tracie Morris

The results of the 2013 ABA Legal Technology Survey indicated a decrease in the number of attorneys that have virtual office or telecommute. Even so, a recent episode of the TED Talk Radio Hour included an interview with Jason Fried, founder of 37signals, discussing how the traditional office structure... Read More

No Paternity in Baseball? The Debate Continues...
Posted on 04-08-2014 by Ted Zwayer

By now you have probably heard the news about New York Mets' Daniel Murphy’s decision to take a short paternity leave for the birth of his son using Major League Baseball's paternity leave policy, and as a result, Murphy missed 2 games. While experts suggest Murphy’s decision is a... Read More

Can lawyers stand up for their free time?
Posted on 04-06-2014 by Doug Esten

A law student doesn't get a job because he asked about work/life balance; a 25-year practitioner lets everyone know he's not to be disturbed on Friday evenings. As the author of the article " Determine Your Work-Life Balance " writes, “It makes sense to take stock of how what... Read More

Two-Phone Employee
Posted on 04-03-2014 by Hans Thielman

I would hope if a person has two cell phones at the office the phones would sound differently when they ring. http://live.wsj.com/video/the-rise-of-the-two-phone-employee/FA098C75-5325-4F12-A553-863E61FCBC56.html#!FA098C75-5325-4F12-A553-863E61FCBC56 Read More

The Passionate You - Scheduling Your Priorities
Posted on 03-20-2014 by amanda-alge-bales

Passionate - The one word I thought I could use to best describe myself both personally and professionally, but now, I am not so sure. More times than I would like to admit, I have fallen victim to the trap, "There just aren't enough hours in the day!" Whether it be running from one meeting... Read More

Is there a gender pay gap? Most surveyed law firms wouldn't provide the data - ABA Journal
Posted on 03-06-2014 by amanda-alge-bales

Gender pay gap at law firms ? When firms conceal the numbers, the question's hard to answer. The latest survey on the progress of women in law firms shows little has changed, though some law firms were reluctant to provide data. Only 17 percent of equity partners in 2013 were women, compared... Read More