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July 11th, 2015

Avoid Vacation Meltdown

July is typically the busiest summer month for vacations. Families prepare to load the car to travel to various fun-filled, relaxing destinations. Some of you may have already began daydreaming about your get away. You can smell the ocean, feel the sand between your toes, and feel the...

via Bill Peel
June 13th, 2015

Take a Vacation That's Really a Vacation

In a survey of 1300 Americans, 90 percent said vacations help them relax and recharge, reduce their stress, and build closer relationships with family. Forty percent, however, don’t take all of their paid vacation days even though this affects their health, well-being and relationships. ...

June 12th, 2015

Is There Room in Our Theology of Work for Rest and Recreation?

In many ways, the culture in which we live has lost sight of a vision of work that resonates with what we see in Scripture. Two aspects of this vision that we’ve forgotten are rest and recreation. Though work has been part of God’s design for humans since the very beginning, there is a...

Channel(s): Doing Your Job
November 5th, 2014

The Grace & Perfection Balancing Act

Grace: it’s something we all need to receive; it’s something we all need to give. In the simplest of terms, grace is unmerited favor.  It is something that is received, or that is given, not deserved. As it pertains to our relationship with God, the...

Channel(s): Doing Your Job
via Bill Peel
June 19th, 2014

Why People Hate Work & How That Can Change

“The way we’re working isn’t working,” say Tony Schwartz and Christine Porath in a New York Times article, “Why You Hate Work.”  Middle managers, as well as top-level executives reported: They don’t feel appreciated. They find it difficult to accomplish the most important work amid...

June 6th, 2014

The Wife of Wall Street

In his book The Wolf of Wall Street, Jordan Belfort tells about starting his career as a stockbroker on October 19, 1987. That was “Black Monday” . . . the day the Dow fell 508 points and lost 22.61% of its value. It was the largest single-day decline in stock market history. In the real...

March 29th, 2014

Wildly Productive Mornings

What's your morning energy quotient? Do you hit the ground running or rev up around ten -- after plenty of coffee? If we have, say, approximately 25,000 mornings in our adult life, then learning to make the most of first hours -- so we can make the most of each day --  is not only important...

via Bill Peel
March 20th, 2014

My “No” is No—Except for My Out-of-the-Office Autoreply

Because technology now makes it possible to work from anywhere any time, we can work from everywhere. Nowhere is safe from work’s intrusive ping, beep, or ding. That begs the question why do we use the Out-of-the-Office Autoreply function on our emails. Richard Moran, CEO at Accretive...

via Forbes
February 27th, 2014

No Email While on Vacation? What?

What would happen if you didn’t respond to email while on vacation? Would the world come to an end? Business stop in its tracks? Execs at Bandwidth think not. Sure, they’re passionate about providing the best IP services for their customers, but they’re also passionate about family and...

February 27th, 2014

Always On, Never Done? Don't Blame Your Smartphone

Professionals, managers and executives who carry a smartphone for work report interacting with work 13.5 hours every workday (72 hours per week including weekend work), according to the Center for Creative Leadership. This doesn't leave much time for family and recreation -- not to mention...