Stay-At-Home Dad Rules That Work

October 14, 2013Ask Lee

In my house, I am the CBO – Chief Bacon Officer – and my husband, who works half time, is the CHO – Chief Home Officer — the stay-at-home dad. I bring most of the money home, and my husband makes most things home/family happen. Everyone who knows my husband wants someone like him, if … Read More

Stop Sitting, Start Walking Meetings

October 9, 2013Ask Lee, Leadership

Earlier this year, my friend Nilofer Merchant gave a wrote in Wired that “Sitting has become the smoking of our generation” and then she gave a Ted Talk on the topic … which has more than 1,000,000 views. She has really struck a nerve. And there’s even more science behind the idea. In 10 Simple Things You Can Do Today, … Read More

Ten Business Travel Tips – Haven’t Gotten Sick Yet

Ten Business Travel Tips – Haven’t Gotten Sick Yet

October 8, 2013Goldmines

Business travel sounds so exotic and exciting when you haven’t done it yet. And then, after your second trip, you’re over it. Over the inconsiderate flyers who insist on flying while sick. Over the travelers who refuse to listen to instructions and try to board out of order, thereby adding chaos and time to the … Read More

Real, Flexible Work – Make It Work!

October 7, 2013Career, Leadership, The Juggle, Uncategorized

Flexible Work Programs. Job-Sharing. Work From Home. Flex Start Times. All wonderful concepts in the workplace today. Actually, beyond concepts, these practices are in-play (or out of play in the case of Yahoo!) or trying to get into play everywhere. My husband job-shares his job with a good friend, who also happens to be our younger … Read More

What’s Your Degree Have To Do With It?

October 1, 2013Career

Salary.com published 8 College Degrees With the Worst Turn on Investment showed up in my email last week that hit a sour chord with me (and apparently many others). The subtitle alone “These Careers Might Make You Happy, But Fail the Tuition ROI Test” is enough to send me over the edge. It’s been sitting on my … Read More

Rocks Are Hard – Move On!

September 30, 2013Career, Managing, Rules To Live By

“Rocks Are Hard, Water’s Wet.” – Barbara Fagan “And Sometimes Rocks Are Hard and Wet” – Lee McEnany Caraher These things are fact. You can either waste your time bemoaning these facts or move on and figure out what’s next. My first executive coach Barbara Fagan is an amazing person. She cuts through anyone’s crap like butter … Read More

Get Ready For Luck

September 24, 2013Career, Managing

“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” It’s not often that I quote Greek, Roman or Eastern philosophers, mostly because I get them all confused, but this quote from Seneca (technically Seneca the Younger, son of Seneca the Elder) strikes a strong chord for me. (And while some debate exists on he is actually the … Read More

Less of Good is Better Than More of Crap

September 24, 2013Career, The Juggle

“Concentrate what you have on making an impact on at least one person, not on doing lots of things that will go unnoticed by everyone.” (that’d be me, Lee Caraher) In the now famous Peanut Butter Manifesto, then Yahoo SVP Brad Garlinghouse (whom I’d still like to meet), articulated what working women already know: you can’t be … Read More