Work Life in the Time of COVID

May 26, 2020 | Dale Harris

I am a single dad 50% of the time and a lonely absentee dad the other 50%. My 7 year old daughter is generally compliant, misses school, and wants to do her on-line homeschool assignments. My son is almost 5, and a mix of Tasmanian Devil and Great White Shark. He does not want to do anything that involves sitting for more than 7.8 seconds. Homeschooling him is like going to the DMV while being lit on fire from behind…Absolutely terrible and there is no escape!

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Three Pros & Cons to Technology at Work

February 25, 2020 | Sol Bukin

Are emails, virtual meetings, telecommuting, and online training helping or hurting your workforce? Do employees prefer these technological alternatives to face-to-face communication?

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The Most Important Leadership Characteristic

July 17, 2019 | Tanny Joyce and Dale Harris

As consultants, we are constantly asked about our opinion on many topics. Ranging from the best way to measure ROI, to how to motivate employees, to what is the best question to ask in an interview. One question that often comes up is, “what is the most important leadership characteristic needed to be an effective leader?” It’s difficult to narrow it down to one thing, so we often “cheat” and offer a list of 3 to 5 characteristics. Recently, we were put on the spot again with this question, so we asked ourselves, “is there really ONE KEY characteristic of leadership?”

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The Myth of Work-Life Balance: The Sandwich Generation

February 4, 2016 | Dale Harris

After almost 20 years of consulting, being a 46 year old husband and father of a 3-year old and a 6-month old, I have become convinced that Work-Life Balance is a myth. At this stage of my life and career, I realize there is never a balance; one is always suffering while the other is thriving. From my experience, the key is to make sure that neither gets too out of whack in relation to the other. This is especially true for The Sandwich Generation.

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