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About BCCWF

The Boston College Center for Work & Family is a global leader in helping organizations create effective workplaces that support and develop healthy and productive employees. Please visit us at www.bc.edu/cwf

Let Your Life Speak

  In my column last month, Live YOUR Life, I encouraged readers to stop listening to the endless stream of career and life advice that seems to be emanating from all directions. I cautioned that too often we look to … Continue reading

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Live YOUR Life

Over the past year, the work-family discussion has been injected with a massive shot of adrenaline. Much of the resurgence of interest has resulted from the advice and actions of some highly accomplished women. Their overtures and the public reaction … Continue reading

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Searching for stability in changing times

2013 is just two months old and already headlines from the national and international stage leave us wondering, “Does anything endure? When we wake up tomorrow, can we count on something (or someone) that will remain intact?” Perhaps a small … Continue reading

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Front-lines and Sidelines: Time to Let Go of Gender Stereotypes

Last week, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, announced their intention to lift the military ban on women in combat. To say this is a dramatic step would be a significant … Continue reading

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Dickens’ Enduring Lessons

With December’s arrival, we turn our attention to Christmas – the most wonderful, wondrous, and unfortunately, overwrought holiday for most Christians around the world. Last year, I wrote a piece on how “presence trumps presents” – encouraging people to think … Continue reading

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The Masculine Critique

In 2009, the Center decided it was time for a greater focus on men and work-family issues. At the time, the field was predominantly women – researchers, practitioners, and consumers – and seemingly all discussion was focused on women’s struggles. … Continue reading

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Having it all – the last word

In reflecting on this summer, the stories that stick with me most were the London Summer Olympics and the “having it all” debate that has stimulated so much conversation. The latter was initiated by Anne Marie Slaughter’s article in The Atlantic and … Continue reading

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The New Dad: Right at Home

The message that the American father “ain’t who he used to be” has echoed throughout the country and begun to challenge our views of traditional gender roles. As revealed in the Center’s previous two research reports in The New Dad series, today’s … Continue reading

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A MEMORABLE MOTHER’S DAY

This week I spent an evening with my daughters shopping for my wife Annie’s Mother’s Day present. While shopping isn’t my favorite activity, spending an evening with the girls to find a way to express their appreciation for their mother … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Countries … and Their Respective Challenges

Brad Harrington is the Executive Director of the Boston College Center for Work & Family. This post originally appeared in our member newsletter. For me, the month of March has included more than the run-of-the-mill work and family experiences. Two … Continue reading

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