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You know everybody!

When I lived in Minneapolis, my greatest professional strength was my connections to others. More often than not, at a restaurant or event, I could look around and find someone I knew. I knew the chefs at restaurants, I knew th...

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Getting the Biggest Bang for your Email Buck

We’ve all been there. You send that very important email, and then……………… you wait……………and no one responds. You’re spinning in your chair thinking abo...

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Mentoring for Success

A few years back, during a professional development workshop, I was required to develop a formal mentoring relationship with a successful woman. I mustered up the courage to ask one of the businesswomen I most admired (and alre...


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Kevin Bacon? Yes, Kevin Bacon.

In high school, I used to play the game “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon” with a couple of dear friends. The object of the game was to connect an actor to Kevin Bacon through the movies they’ve been in in less than...

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LinkedIn Tip: It’s who you know…who you really know!

Yet another LinkedIn tip. LinkedIn is useful for many things, finding information about people you want to know, certainly. But LinkedIn connections are not. LinkedIn connections are for people you actually know, not the ones y...

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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 ...


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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...

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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...

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Being in "Work Mode"

It’s often hard to find a balance between work and home, but regardless of balance, one of the most difficult things for women to do it to make the transition from “work mode” to “non-work mode.” C...


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Speak With Certainty

I spent most of last week and the weekend at an exciting and fun training session with other nonprofit and arts marketing organizations. It was fabulous. But when you spend four days straight talking to the same people, you beg...