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Want Worklife Balance? Give Yourself This Permission

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Source: Harvard Business Review (HBR)

Snippets: I have now decided enough is enough. There must be at least one thing that I can do. One simple idea that will bury this nagging guilt and bring some semblance of fun into my family life.

I have been running around for years trying to achieve success in the most critical areas of my life and I constantly felt stressed. I have no clear boundaries between work and personal time, and I rarely stopped working without feeling guilty.

Although I enjoyed my work and was compensated well for it, but the constant stress of overwork prevented me from feeling like a real success.

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5 People Skills Employees Wish Managers Had

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Source: Fast Company

Snippets: People don’t quit jobs; they quit managers. Often the problem stems from a leader’s poor people skills. While many companies today are recruiting for strong soft skills, that doesn’t solve the problem.

There are managers already in the workplace who lack these attributes. And developing these 5 people skills in managers is everyone’s responsibility. HR members at an organization are typically the ones who recognize it’s needed. This is because they hear the complaints or see the issues arise when someone doesn’t have good people skills,” he says.

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Grappling with childcare while working from home? How employers plan to help

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Source: CNBC

Snippets: As employee benefits enrollment season rolls in, companies are weighing new ways to accommodate working parents.

About 4 out of 10 large companies polled by benefits consultancy Willis Towers Watson said they believe the programs they currently have in place do an effective job of supporting these employees. About half of these firms will allow workers to lower their working hours without reducing their benefits. Meanwhile, 76% of companies permit reduced hours at a reduced salary.

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You Cannot Buy Me Love: Social Consequences Of Financially Contingent Self-Worth

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Click to read: You Cannot Buy Me Love: Social Consequences Of Financially Contingent Self-Worth

Source: SAGE Journals

Snippets: Although people may think that money improves one’s relationships, research suggests otherwise. Focusing on money is associated with spending less time maintaining relationships and less desire to rely on others for help. But why does focusing on money relate to worse social outcomes?

We propose that when people base their self-esteem on financial success—that is, have financially contingent self-worth—they are likely to feel pressured to pursue success in this domain. Which may come at the expense of spending time with close others.

Basing one’s self-worth on financial success is associated with greater feelings of loneliness and social disconnection. And this may be related to experiencing less autonomy and spending less time with family and friends. So, you cannot buy me love, time spent together is priceless.

Note: Access to the journal requires subscription.

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16 Ways To Make Tough Workplace Conversations More Constructive

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Source: Forbes

Snippets: Whether you’re a department head or the CEO of a company, your role as a leader occasionally involves having tough conversations with employees, clients and other stakeholders. How you handle those discussions will impact how the rest of the organization sees you. The key is to make these talks as productive and mutually beneficial as possible, which can be challenging if you don’t approach them the right way.

What is the best way for a business leader to approach a discussion about a sensitive topic? Sixteen members of Forbes Coaches Council provide valuable suggestions and advice to help you make those difficult conversations less intimidating and more constructive.

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