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The “Art” of Self-Promotion

If you are like most of your peers, you cringe at the mention of the term “self-promotion”; it brings on thoughts of self-serving bragging, “sucking up” to your boss, having to sell yourself in the workp...

Woman with Confidence

Communicating With Confidence

So much of our success as career women depends on confident, effective communications — on our ability to persuade others to action, advance our ideas and value, and to stay calm during challenging situations. So, how d...

authentic-leadership

Leadership Styles: What’s Right for You?

It seems like every other day there is a new book, article or blog post on the latest “leadership” trend – but how do you adopt a style that is authentic and works for you? Regardless of where you are in your...


networking

Strategic Networking: Your Career Advancement Edge

We all know that networking is the key to professional success -the most powerful competency you can use to advance your career.  But if you are like many professional women, the term “Networking” creates feelings ...

office-politics

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Navigating Corporate Politics

When you hear the term “office politics”, if you are like most of your peers you immediately conjure up negative images of self-promotion, “brown-nosing” and having to sacrifice your ethics and integrity...

brand

4 Questions to Start Building Your Personal Brand

There has been a lot of “buzz” about the importance of having a personal brand, – what does that really mean? Depending on what you read and who you talk to, it can mean many things, but one thing is certain: ...


negotiation

The Art of The Ask

    Why is it that the thought of asking for a promotion, raise, or something else we feel we deserve creates so much anxiety for many of us? With the changing nature of work and the rapid-fire pace of professional an...

yellowbrick

What Do You Have in Common with “Dorothy” from the Wizard of Oz?

  Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz.  She’s probably not the first person to come to mind if I asked you to name a female leader. Yet, think about it: Dorothy was a true leader. She identified the tasks at hand, formula...

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Mentors and Sponsors: Your Career Musts!

We’ve heard about the importance of having mentors – and more recently sponsors – in our professional lives. In the past, when we think of “mentoring” we’ve generally thought of an older exec...