Category Archives: Unscheduled absenses

grown up gap years

Grown up gap years: avoiding burn out

Mid career gap years. How to stay sane and avoid burn out Just before Christmas I had an email from Thailand from an ex-business associate. He was in between jobs and had negotiated a six month career gap. At 45 he had been working his socks and body parts off for over 20 years and needed…

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The season of discontent: Singles speak out

I spent some time in the autumn with a mixed group of younger high-powered professionals. What they all had in common was that they were either single, or if they were in relationships, they had no children. Young and fancy free – sounds fun right? Well ..no!  This was not the season of goodwill but…

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Duvet Day….zzzzz! Benefit or Ruse?

Does a duvet day in bed increase employee engagement? There are a number of week days a year when truthfully, I don’t feel like getting my not so little bottom out of my bed. It’s not that I’ve had a wild party the night before, but it might be cold, raining, snowing or the day just…

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