How to Not Fight with Your Spouse When You Get Home from Work

My coaching clients have hard jobs with big responsibilities that generate lots of stress, and many of their spouses and partners have similarly demanding careers. And yet one of the most challenging experiences in their day doesn’t occur at work, but in the first 15 minutes after they arrive home and greet each other. When that initial personal encounter […]

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If You Can’t Find a Spouse Who Supports Your Career, Stay Single

Despite advances in gender equity, many professionally ambitious women still struggle to find balance between their career and that of their partner. I was at a dinner with eight highly successful professional women recently, ranging in age from 35 to 74. Their stories were typical of research I have been conducting on dual-career couples. One had […]

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Learn with colleagues through jugyokenkyu

Use this collaborative Japanese technique to boost professional development.  I recently came across jugyokenkyu, a technique used to improve teaching and learning in Japanese schools. In Japanese, “jugyo” means teaching and learning, and “kenkyu” means research. Hence, jugyokenkyu means the research of teaching and learning. In other words, lesson study. This is a comprehensive process that enables teachers to […]

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