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The 5 “Don’t’s” for Attending Events, Networking or Otherwise

Even the world’s most introverted person will at some point in his or her life have to attend an event. From weddings to funerals, from nonprofit galas to company picnics, you cannot avoid small talk, worrying about what ...

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The Healing Power of a Weekend

It happened early in my career, not in my first job out of college, but my second. I started working weekends. In some ways, working on the weekend became a sanctuary for me. I could get things done more quickly in the office w...

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Is Success a Destination?

We’ve all heard the quote “Success is a journey, not a destination,” right? Sure you have. But something has always perplexed me about that quote. It seems to me that means you’re on a never ending walk ...


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The One Word That Makes You Sound Stupid

‘There’s a Yoplait commercial playing right now with Lisa Kudrow’s voice in the background. It goes something like this. “You were like, hey Yoplait, we don’t want high fructose corn syrup in our y...

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5 Life Lessons from ABC’s “The Bachelorette”

Whether you love reality television or hate it, you’ve no doubt heard about or watched portions of “The Bachelorette” on ABC. This season was especially interesting and has graced the cover of every tabloid as...

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Completing an Internship Program: Steps for the Intern and the Supervisor

It’s a shame to say it, but unfortunately summer is beginning to wind itself down. And with the end of summer comes the end of summer interns in your office. For many businesses, summer interns are key to success. Here at...


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How to Launch a Women’s Affinity Group in Your Office

Last week, Kathi Toll and I, along with nearly 80 other Chicago women had the incredible privilege of spending the morning with Violet Sistovaris and Carrie Hightman, two members of the leadership team at NiSource, one of Ameri...

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9 Rules for Managing Conflict at Work

Conflict. It’s a necessary evil we all have to face, both personally and professionally. But professionally, conflict is incredibly challenging. If you act out in conflict to your friends or family, you might have consequ...

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Dreading Monday? What That Means and How to Change It

I once met an incredible woman named Roxanne Emmerich, who wrote a book called Thank God It’s Monday. Her purpose? To make people love their jobs so much they’d actually be excited to go to work Monday morning! When...


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Knowing When “It’s Over” in Every Area of Life

“It’s over.” Two simple words. Seven tiny letters. But somehow these are the words in the English language that are somehow always the hardest to say. We stay in relationships longer than we should. We stay in...