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Don’t Negate the Work of Colleagues and Employees

There will always be projects we accomplish for nothing. Maybe we miss the mark, maybe our boss wasn’t clear on the desired outcomes. But we’ve all been there. You think you know exactly what needs to be done and when you f...

Tina Sommer on the climb "Scarface", Indian Creek, UT

It’s the Climb

Now who would’ve thought deep thoughts could come from Miley Cyrus – but they can. Ok, so it came from her songwriters, but still. Let’s pretend. If you look through my MP3 player, you’ll find the Miley ...

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Writing a Fantastic Cover Letter – Getting Your Foot in the Door

The most difficult part of a job search is getting your foot in the door. Whether through networking, cold calling, sending out 50 resumes a day or just plain pounding the pavement, getting noticed is key to getting hired. And ...


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Do You Text Your Boss?

I remember when text messaging first became available and even I, who is obsessed with technology, scoffed. Seriously, people, just pick up the phone. But years later, I’m a texter – even more so than emailing, Twit...

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CGN Recommends: Spanx Hide and Seek Full Slip

So those of you who know me well know I live (LIVE) in Spanx. I am a slave to the brand name. I’ve tried the knock-offs and the cheaper versions. But for better or for worse, I am a Spanx devotee. And my drug of choice in...

mission

Sometimes it’s nice to have a reminder…

At 7:40am this morning, I got in the car to make a familiar drive – to my old job. Since leaving my position there, I’ve been asked to serve on the committee for one of the events I formerly managed. Hesitant, but h...


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Advice to live by

I’m used to the criticism that accompanies my love of Dr. Phil. I realize the man is kind of a weirdo and most people doubt his credentials and ethics. But here’s the thing, whether he’s a “doctor”...

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Glasses: yea or nay?

There’s a scene in Sex and the City (the one where Charlotte dates the “gay straight man”) where a man kisses Charlotte unexpectedly on a “non-date” and she tells the girls, “I was in my glas...

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A Memo to the Male Gender

There’s no denying Madmen has infiltrated society – and not a moment too soon, if I do say so myself. In a world where men have begun to think Affliction and Ed Hardy t-shirts equal “dressing up,” itR...


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CGN Recommends: Girl on Top

As you know, I’m a sucker for a good career book. I feel like I’ve read every book out there that includes the words women, girl, career, job, success, win or lead. It’s an addiction I don’t feel badly a...