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The Invisible Burdens We Keep: Emotional Labor and Work-Life Balance for Women

By Kate Gigax |   May 01, 2018

If you are a regular Wireboard reader, you already know that we think work-life balance is more about counterbalancing the various areas of the busy lives we lead.  That counterbalancing act looks different for everyone, and lately I have been enjoying the unique brand of challenge that women face when it comes to work-life balance.

 

That begs the question of "What about balance is unique to women?"

I’ve Used This Boat Metaphor to Meet Challenges and Drive Growth for Teams

By Edith "Edie" Raphael, PhD |   May 02, 2017

This past year, I’ve been consulting for a company and one of its contractors on a big project. Since this big project requires close coordination, a large part of my work has become helping the two teams work better together. And this has not always been easy. The scope of their project is massive with matching stakes for success and failure. The deadlines are aggressive. The stress level is consistently high.

How Definitions Shape the Trajectory of our Work

By Steve Longan |   Feb 03, 2017

I don’t think you have to be a “bad kid” to get in trouble a lot. You just have to be someone who doesn’t know when to shut up and stop arguing. Or how to tell the difference between the practical joke that just gives everyone a laugh and the practical joke that gets you suspended.

How To Overcome Cognitive Biases and Make Better Decisions (Or, "What I Learned from the Holiday Party")

By Joe Shaffner |   Dec 09, 2016

As humans, we make decisions most of our waking hours. Left or right? Chicken or fish? Tide or Tide with whitening power? Speak up or stay quiet? Take the job or pass on it? New city? New house? Just in this short list, we can see that some of the decisions we make are mundane, while others may be a matter of life and death.

Entrepenuer Magazine Ranks Rewire One of the Top Entrepreneurial Companies in America

By Jason Abell |   Nov 30, 2016

Hey everybody, we made it onto a list!

Active Listening: The Rare Yet Effective Leadership Superpower

By Edith "Edie" Raphael, PhD |   Nov 16, 2016

(Video) The Paradox of High-Performance Teams: Trust and Vulnerability

By Steve Longan |   May 04, 2016

In this week's Wireboard, I'd like to share deceptively simple video featuring Brené Brown that has profound implications for how we sustainably grow our own work, as well as the work we do with others. First, the video from Inc. Magazine:

Three Reasons Humble People Are Better Leaders (and Three Ways to Become One)

By Edith "Edie" Raphael, PhD |   Apr 27, 2016

Humble leaders are better leaders.

Fostering Teamwork by Stilling the Lizard Brain

By Steve Scanlon |   Mar 16, 2016

Most animals in the Kingdom travel and live in some kind of grouping. Sure, there are a few exceptions (like lion fish, badgers and anteaters), but most animals rely on the teamwork and group approach to survival. And what’s fascinating to me are the names zoologists give to these groupings:

The Power of Work-Place Rituals: Thriving and Changing Together

By Edith "Edie" Raphael, PhD |   Jan 27, 2016

One of the main topics we address at Rewire is how to manage change. We start with the premise that no one likes change because the most primitive part our brain (often called the Lizard Brain) prefers familiarity. Every time our rational mind wants or needs to do things differently, the Lizard Brain protests…loudly. Individually, we can find ways to quiet our own Lizard Brain (and you can find many of those as you read our articles here on The Wireboard). But I would also like to offer a solution that teams and businesses can implement collectively to buffer the stress of big changes on the work front: the workplace ritual.

A Key Practice for Ruling Your World (Part One)

By Edith "Edie" Raphael, PhD |   Nov 25, 2015

Editor's note: Another new voice to welcome on The Wireboard: Edie Raphael! You can read more about Edith's background and why we're excited to have her onboard on her bio page. For now, enjoy this article from Edith!

Venn Diagrams: Answering the Foundational Question of How “Work” & “Life” Are Related

By Steve Longan |   Nov 18, 2015

In today’s Wireboard article, I’d like to utilize one of my favorite teaching devices: the Venn diagram. Venn diagrams are a great way for simply illustrating various concepts and their relationships to one another. So, whenever I have an opportunity to explain something by using a Venn diagram, I’ll take it!

Does Your Work Depend On You Being Right? (WHAT ARE THOSE?!)

By Steve Longan |   Oct 07, 2015

In today’s Wireboard article, I want to:

"What Does Rewire Do?" Let Me Tell You! (Video)

By Steve Scanlon |   Aug 06, 2015

 

How Can You Tell When Familiarity Is Keeping You From Positive Growth?

By Steve Longan |   Jul 29, 2015

One common response we get from people after we help them to see their Lizard Brain is “Thank you for making me aware of my Lizard Brain…now how do I get rid of it?” The surprising answer we give people is "You can't kill the Lizard Brain -- nor would you want to.” And we're serious -- the Lizard Brain does some amazing things for us.

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