Employers Need to do More to Help Maintain Careers of Employees With Babies

Employers Need to do More to Help Maintain Careers of Employees With Babies

It’s amazing how quickly humans adapt to changing circumstances. A few months ago I wrote about how incredibly challenging my first month of life was with a newborn—what many refer to as “baby boot camp,” a perfect term since that’s exactly what it was like thrust into a completely new state of being where life […]

  • Pay Attention to the Weather of Business and Life – And Don’t Steer Into an Iceberg

    A big part of my day is spent thinking about improving business strategy and developing a competitive advantage. It’s what I do in the classroom, as director of UCF’s executive development center, and when I help other businesses. It even spills over into the cycling club I manage. In my way of thinking, strategy applies […]

  • Conscientious Entrepreneur to Speak at UCF

    Tal Dehtiar, founder of Oliberté Footwear, will speak at UCF on April 10 about socially responsible entrepreneurship. His presentation, “The Business of Doing Good and Doing Well,” will be 3 p.m. in the Cape Florida Ballroom of the Student Union. The presentation, hosted by the UCF Global Perspectives Office, will detail his journey as a […]

  • Sometimes We Need to Press 'Reset' Button and Return to Basics

    I’m not a germaphobe by any means, but I love cleanliness. When I clean, I really clean, and I usually won’t stop until the mixed smells of my various cleaning products permeate my house. I will fill countless bags of giveaway items to be taken to the local Goodwill. I would describe myself as the […]


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  • Forum to Focus on Entrepreneurship

    Leading entrepreneurs and experts in cutting-edge business trends will discuss winning strategies for young entrepreneurs during a public forum Tuesday, April 1, at the University of Central Florida. The Central Florida Global Economic Forum 2014, organized by the UCF Global Perspectives Office, will be held in the Key West Ballroom of the Student Union from […]

  • 'You Are the Momma Now'

    I am a proud member of the sandwich generation. Sociologist Dorothy A. Miller coined the term in 1981 to classify people who care for their aging parent(s) while helping to support their own children. A recent analysis of Census Bureau data by the Pew Research Center noted that nearly half (47 percent) of Americans aged […]

  • How Many Credit Card Frauds Must We Endure Before Security Improves?

    Yes, it can happen to you…  In November, I was contacted via phone and email by my credit card company’s fraud department. The customer-service representative informed me that our card number had been compromised and that they were going to close the account immediately and send replacement cards.  After the representative and I reviewed the […]

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