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Courageous Communication: The Trick to Managing Up

Everyone (for the most part) has a boss, or is a boss, oftentimes both. Even those of us who work well with our bosses can attest to times where things are not flowing correctly. I recently went to a lecture hosted by Elizabeth...

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Subscription Boxes: Cure for the Reluctant Shopper

  I don’t write the beauty column.  I have to admit I am among a minority of women who truly hates to shop. Its not that I don’t like clothes, or looking great – its just that the act of buying them holds no appeal....

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Feeling Scattered? How about Tabless Thursdays?

I get distracted.  I’ll be the first to admit it. This is an actual image of my computer screen today: I start my day with a clean slate, but as I manage two email addresses, work and personal Facebook feeds, Twitter, n...


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Nine Tips for Surviving Your Next Conference

“This is a great idea!” I thought to myself, this month as I registered for two professional conferences in one week. “I’ll go to one Sunday through Tuesday night, and then fly to the other that runs Wednesday throu...

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Maximizing MOOCs: 5 (Free!) Online Classes for the Fall

Its time to admit that we are on our own for professional development. Many of our employers have been forced to cut costs down to the basics (including raising health benefits and eliminating 401ks.) Gone are the days in which...

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Cover Letters: Enough About You…Lets Talk About Me

I’m not reading your cover letter. I really want to, its just that I have a grant deadline, and someone just walked into my office, and now there is a meeting, and now its ten after six and I really need to get home to feed t...


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Want Better Meetings? Follow This One Golden Rule

  There are days were I feel like meetings will be the death of me. One after the other, each sit down adds to the to-do list, and then cruelly cuts into the time I need to actually do the work. Though useful to push proje...

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The Rundown: Skip the Small Talk

  Small talk is the enemy.  Small talk must end. So says writer Starlee Kine in an early episode of the popular radio program This American Life. In the episode (one that my sister and I often quote to one another) Kine s...

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Don’t Break the Chain: Keep Moving

We all learned Newton’s first rule of physics in grade school: An object at rest stays at rest and an object in motion stays in motion. But at the time we didn’t give much thought about how this played out in our own lives....


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Get Your Priorities Straight! Online Decision Making Tool

I am not decisive. I hem and haw in the cereal aisle, while reading take out menus and over cheap sunglasses at Target. Picking one pair of summer flats means I won’t be able to have all the rest of the cute shoes on display....