Best Day at Work

November 28, 2016 | Dale Harris, Ph.D. and Jahnina Moss


At Apex we decided to look at how one’s Best Day at work changes over time.  Everyone’s needs are slightly different, but we were interested in how age and life-cycle accounted for the differences.  So we have decided to share two stories: one from a 24 year old, freshly graduated intern and one from a 46 year old grizzled vet.  Please take a look and let us know your thoughts on the topic.

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Stop It! The Unicorn Does Not Exist! An Open Letter to Managers

November 3, 2016 | Dale Harris, Ph.D. and Tanny Joyce, M.S.

Dear Managers,

Why do you spend so much time reading resumes and so little time investing in your people?  Be honest, almost all of you know that is true. When I work with Leaders/Managers, I always ask “raise your hand if you spend more than 50% of your time ‘managing’ and ‘developing’ verses doing your own job.  Maybe 1 in 50 raise their hands.  When I ask “how much time do you spend,” the answers average out to less than 20% of the time.

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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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