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Ted says…

I’ve put together my list of the best Ted talks in recent years about finding balance in work and life. Whether you are a mother, father, child-free, single-parent, immigrant, working abroad, a student, or a CEO, I am sure you will find something in these talks to make a difference in your struggle to balance it all.
1. Michelle Ryan is a Professor of Social and Organisational Psychology and Dean of Postgraduate Research at the University of Exeter, UK, and Professor of Diversity at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands. With colleagues she has uncovered the phenomenon of the glass cliff, whereby women (and members of other minority groups) are more likely to be placed in leadership positions which are risky or precarious.

2. Public policy expert Anne-Marie Slaughter made waves with her 2012 article, “Why women still can’t have it all.” But really, is this only a question for women? Here Slaughter expands her ideas and explains why shifts in work culture, public policy and social mores can lead to more equality — for men, women, all of us.


3. Work-life balance, says Nigel Marsh, is too important to be left in the hands of your employer. Marsh lays out an ideal day balanced between family time, personal time and productivity — and offers some stirring encouragement to make it happen. He presents and writes on business and personal life — and how the two interact. He is the author of “Fat, Forty and Fired.”

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It’s a Man’s World after all…




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Perhaps you’re a new father. Perhaps you’re a father changing careers. Perhaps you’re just like all the other fellas out there who spend day after day slogging their guts out to bring the bacon home to the wife and kids.


On more than one occasion, you might even have wondered to yourself “what does she do all day?” when you get home to find that the house is a mess, the kids are cranky, and the wife’s already on her third Pinot Grigio.



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Where does a man’s man go to find the help he needs? Sure, there are truckloads of women’s mags, and mommy-blogs, and mommy-support groups out there to support women in stress. But where does a man go when he struggles to balance family and career?

Worry your tender-heart no more. I have found the very place for you AND you, too, can be a #manwhohasitall.


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#manwhohasit all is a Twitter  page and a facebook page whose sole purpose is to provide top tips for men juggling a successful career and fatherhood. #manwhohasitall gets you. #manwhohasitall understands.

#manwhohasitall has inspiration, advice and wisdom for every situation. And if he can do it, then you can too.


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And if you have a supportive wife who’s fairly good at helping you with the kids and the laundry, I’d recommend asking her to follow #manwhohasitall too. That way, you can both benefit from the shared wisdom on offer. She can start to meet your needs before you even realise you need them.

Good luck, guys. It is a man’s world out there, but it won’t be for long if you don’t start taking control of your lives and find that balance. It can be done.

How are you doing it???  C’mon, share your secrets. We all know want to know how men do it!


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