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Defining Success in Work-Life Balance

“Time management’s a constant challenge, especially [for] entrepreneurial people, because you tend to be workaholics to some degree, and you’re always trying to grow and you’re always trying …

“I think the toughest part about the work-life balance is that I’m always thinking about the next project,” says Michael Frizell, graphic novel author and Director of Student Learning Services …

“If I were to plan that out, that would never have looked like the best time to have children,” says Jessica Kruse, Associate Circuit Judge, Division 3 in Christian County. Kruse and her husband …

Gregg Scholtens, Executive Vice President for Nabholz Construction in Springfield, says Nabholz tries to engage high school students to get them interested in the building industry. Scholtens says …

Joe Shearrer, accountant at Spectrum Accounting, says he had to travel extensively when he worked in the insurance industry. Shearrer decided to switch careers to spend more time at home with his …

“For me, and for anybody that works with me, I want passion. You’ve got to love what you’re doing, but you’ve also gotta find that balance too, between family and work,” says Rob Haik, …

“I definitely, especially in the last few years, have made a point to make sure that I turn off work before I walk in the door. That’s been a lesson that I’ve learned,” says Travis Miller, …

Jessica Harmison Olson with Club Management Services says you need to prioritize. Focus your efforts on doing things at which you excel. Olson says she thinks women try to to do it all — having a …

“Family has to come first. If your family doesn’t come first, you lose your sense of who you are,” says Andrea Sitzes, Executive Director of Show Me Christian County Economic Development. …

Tom Jennings, who co-owns TommyHawks Axe House with his wife Kacey, says veterans bring a lot of the values instilled in them by military service to civilian jobs. Jennings says employers can benefit …

Do you know what to do in an active shooter situation? Eric Schroeder, acting Corporal with the Springfield Police Department recommends studying the Department of Homeland Security’s …

“A lot of relationship problems, conflict, drama is caused by simple misunderstanding,” says Marlene Chism, author, consultant and expert on stopping workplace drama. Chism has three skills for …

“I think it’s really clear that if a private citizen who’s not wearing any type of uniform or anything — if they’re holding a weapon during an active shooter incident, it’s very volatile …

Brenda Jackson, Director of Business Development for Grooms Office Environments, had owned her own business for fifteen years when she decided to analyze her career. “I either was going to finish …

“Get out of the mindset that time controls you. You can take control of your time," Marlene Chism, author, consultant and expert on stopping workplace drama. Chism has a couple tips to help you …

Understanding the difference between facts, thoughts and feelings can help you put an end to workplace gossip says Marlene Chism, author, consultant and expert on stopping workplace drama. “Knowing …

Thomas H. Douglas, CEO of JMark Business Solutions, says there will be 3.7 million positions nationally and 140,000 in the state of Missouri that employers can’t fill in the next eight years. …

“I feel that any time someone feels their safety is threatened, they should be calling 911,” says Eric Schroeder, acting Corporal with the Springfield Police Department. Schroeder says if …

There are several methods you can use to evaluate the culture of diversity and inclusion in your company says Susan Stith, Vice President of Diversity, Inclusion and Corporate Giving for Express …

Analyze your employee performance, identify performance gaps then determine which gaps can be improved through training. Sherry Coker, OTC Center for Workforce Development Business Development …

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