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The Business (and Human) Case for "Returnity"

The Business (and Human) Case for "Returnity"

“Becoming a parent is a drastic life change; going back to work after becoming a parent can be an equally staggering transition.”

Our own Amy Spelman on the importance of a savvy approach to “returnity.”

The Why (and How) of Delegating

The Why (and How) of Delegating

There are plenty of reasons not to try delegating, but the pros of assigning work to others far outweigh the cons.

Leaning Back? Parental Leave at Pencil or Ink

Leaning Back? Parental Leave at Pencil or Ink

“I came back early from maternity leave - twice!” She bragged.

As a leader in our company, her words carried more weight than she perhaps realized. Within the next 3 years, one of her team members had pledged to take zero maternity leave when she delivered (and that’s exactly what she did), another started assigning work projects to those out on maternity leave, and another took the maximum allowed, but felt bad about it and ended up taking on multiple work assignments whilst technically on leave.

In one throwaway remark, that leader ruined parental leave for her team.

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Our founder Ellie Hearne on her decision to take a meaningful stretch of parental leave.

Managing Up

Managing Up

Managing up is all about getting the most from your working relationship with your boss. For some people, that can mean truly “managing their manager” because the boss is not delivering on basic things. For others, it might be more aspirational.

Ellie talks about what both types mean and how to succeed in your aspirations to “manage up.”

Making Workplace Feedback Work for You

Making Workplace Feedback Work for You

Feedback is a gift, but it shouldn’t feel like an ugly Christmas sweater.

So what better time than the holidays to look at how feedback can be used to help a team, an individual, or company excel - without causing hurt feelings or low morale?

Ellie Hearne shares more.