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a_ha

Oprah’s Recent "A-Ha" Moment

Get it? A-ha. The band. A-ha. Ok, well, it was funny in my head. But this post isn’t about an 80s band. Rather, it’s about what Oprah calls (and has) “A-HA” moments. And last week, Miss Oprah had another...

jumptoconclusions

The "Jump" to Conclusions Mat

Ahhh, Office Space. The quintessential office life movie. And filled with life lessons. One I completely forgot recently – the “jump” to conclusions mat (developed in the movie by the man pictured above). His ...

job interview

The most important question YOU can ask in an interview.

What’s the most important part of any job interview? The first impression? Your resume? Your background? How you answer the dreaded “tell me about yourself” question? No. At least not in my experience. The mos...


LinkedInLogo

LinkedIn Tip: Photos Matter

I’ve had a number of “blind” meetings in the last few weeks. And a number of these meetings have sparked the following tip: Make sure your LinkedIn photo is recent and actually looks like you. Imagine walking ...

thank-you

365 Thank Yous

Watching ABC this morning, I saw a profile on John Kralik, the author of the new book 365 Thank Yous. This man, going through a rough time in his life, turned to gratitude to help him through. So he set a New Years Resolution t...

healthy-breakfast

Add a little normal in.

It’s 6:22am and I am at Starbucks. Why, you might ask? Because I realized it was important for my relationship for me to be at Starbucks at 6:22am. Huh? In Minneapolis, Twitter Guy and I ate breakfast together almost ever...


well-dressed-women

Can long hair be professional?

I have grappled with the issue of long hair and professionalism for years…literally years. So today, when Little Pink Book sent an email called “Long Hair in the Boardroom?” I simply had to weigh in. I tend to...

generalhealthandfitness

Feeling Healthy, Finally!

Coming from someone who has lost nearly 100 lbs in the last 18 months, you might be surprised to hear that for the last couple of months, I really haven’t felt “healthy.” In the past three months, I’ve d...

emailsignature

Sign your name to it!

For those searching for a job, the devil is always in the details. And while you’re unemployed, one battle you have to fight is to make yourself as professional as possible without necessarily having access to all the pro...


well-dressed-women

Warmest Chicagoan Ever!

This small town North Dakota girl knows cold. Trust me. But North Dakotans have one thing Chicagoans don’t…the general knowledge to stay inside or in a car in the winter time. You’ll rarely find a North Dakota...