10 Ways to Say 'No' That Won't Damage Your Business Relationships

by admin 15. January 2015 08:35
Saying no is always difficult, but doing so in a positive way takes a truly sensitive and tactful professional. Simple strategies like postponing a response or checking your calendar can project a sense of mindful deliberation. Read on to get your strategy down pat and your schedule freed up from clutter.

The More Time Dads Spend with Kids, The Happier They Are at Work

by admin 15. January 2015 08:10
Most women experience a pay cut when they have children either because they work less, take maternity leave, or choose to take on a lower paying, less demanding job. How does the "motherhood penalty" come to be, and how is it related to an opposite outcome for men? Read on to examine the comparison between motherhood and fatherhood and what it means for a career-minded family.

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Life & Balance | Organization and Time Management | Quick Look | Women at Work | Working Mom Advice

The Common Traits of the Most Successful People

by admin 10. December 2014 11:29
Being emotionally attached to your work, being able to focus on the task at hand and having some resilience are just some of the traits successful people might have. But that's not to say those successes didn't work hard to get to that state of mind. Read on and see if any of the other successful traits are something you see in yourself or if you find something  you might need to work on.   

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Life & Balance | Mindfulness

Why Buying Experiences Makes People Happier Than Buying Things

by admin 30. October 2014 05:55
When it comes to watching our spending how do we decide where to cut back? Harvard Psychologist Dan Gilbert explains how cutting back on material purchases and spending more on experiences may be the best for our overall happiness. We learn how our identity can be influenced by our spending! Read more.

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Life & Balance | Quick Look

10 Positive Habits That Can Change Your Life

by admin 17. October 2014 08:56
It's important that we aren't banking all of our happiness in one place. We all need a variety of ways to get us to our inner bliss, and let's face it, sometimes that can seem like quite the challenge. Read on to see how just a few small changes to your mindset and weekly or even monthly routine can work wonders for your happiness and efficiency. [More]

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Life & Balance | Quick Look

Raising Teens: One Working Mom's Honest Perspective

by admin 17. October 2014 07:27
BY LESLEE COHEN Given that my blog is called “Life on the Lattice” and is supposed to address work-life balance issues, I will focus on the balance issue this month.  When my partner and I started our firm four years ago, it suddenly became incumbent upon me to build a book of business, something I had never even attempted before.  (As my regular readers know, my resulting constant refrain to young women is to build that book starting from day one by keeping in close touch with your college and law school colleagues and being a giver when out there in the world network... [More]

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Balance | Leslee Cohen | Life & Balance | Life on the Lattice | Quick Look

10 Tips to Declutter Your Work and Home Life

by Shelbynscott 29. July 2014 13:59
"“While de-cluttering helps most, there will be others who find clutter enhances their productivity and creativity. Pay attention to how you feel. Are you clear and focused when you arrive at your desk, or do you have a sinking feeling? Before you go home, when you look at your desk do you feel satisfied or frustrated? Noticing your feelings will help you decide whether or not you need to de-clutter.” If being surrounded by mess is making your heart sink, here are Ms Jokhiya’s 10 tips for de-cluttering your work and home life."   Read Ms. Jokhiya's tips here.

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Life & Balance | Quick Look

5 Questions Successful People Routinely Ask Themselves

by Shelbynscott 19. June 2014 09:54
Self-Evaluation should be the first step to self-improvement. That much is obvious. But how should you evaluate yourself? It's easy to be self-critical, but the big questions often get overlooked. Sometimes it's not about measurable accomplishments, but how you accomplish them. Here are the questions you should be asking yourself, because success isn't quantitative.

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Happiness | Life & Balance | Quick Look

Chicago Chef Wins James Beard Rising Star Award

by Shelbynscott 9. June 2014 10:15
Looking for a great place to take a client? Check out The Purple Pig. It's creator, Jimmy Bannos Jr. just won the James Beard Award for rising stars in the culinary field. He now joins the ranks of legendary restauranteurs such as New York City's David Chang (see him on his own show Mind of a Chef, available for streaming on Netflix) and Chicago's own Paul Kahan. You can read a great article about it here.

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Balance | Life & Balance | Quick Look

How Executives Around the World Balance their Personal and Professional Lives

by admin 15. April 2014 13:30
Take some tips from nearly 4,000 C-suite executives from around the world to find out how they find work-life balance. Read on to see how they juggle their personal and professional lives when it comes to defining success, managing technology, and creating a support team. Here’s one such tip: most executives reported that having a strong network of supporters both at work and at home is critical to maintaining a healthy professional and personal life. [More]

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Life & Balance | Quick Look

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