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The fourth aspect why we need women at the top: Role Models!

The fourth aspect why women in leadership are critically important, is the role model function of women at the top. This role modeling matters for everyone, not just for women. If people at the top reflect diversity, then the employees at lower levels of the organization can better imagine themselves expanding their possibilities and visualizing […]

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Grapes and graduations: The value is sometimes clear only later

The grapes are in season now, and yesterday I snipped the overripe bunches down off the vine and brought them up to the apartment. Tonight after work I noticed a great moonrise and stepped out onto the balcony – and into my bowl of grapes. Okay, semester start or no semester start, it seems I […]

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Why we need vacation

ere in Europe, taking vacation is a normal part of life. Why? Quite simply, because human beings need it. We need to take time out to discover who we are, really, as human beings, when we strip away from ourselves all the trappings of business and busyness. When the everyday routine falls away, it is […]

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Christmas as kin work — and its opposite

write this Blog in honor of all those who spend this Christmas in the active, exhausting, important work of “kinkeeping” and also those who spend, for any reason, this most sacred “family time” of the year alone. My students were shocked at first when I introduced the concept of kinkeeping or kin-work as a third […]

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Technology and Mobility

Long distance commuting, frequent overnight work trips, and Long Distance Relationships are dependent upon the technologies that make it possible to bridge distance easily and quickly. Here, developments in the future are dependent upon communication and energy technologies. If travel becomes easier, safer, faster, and more environmentally responsible, then we can expect the rates of […]

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