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Got a Career Hangover?

  I call the first few weeks of January ‘Career Hangover WEEK’.  You know, when all the fun of the holiday parties and the sitting around and watching the tree while your out-of-office response merrily deals with ...

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Four Tips for Firing Your Boss

  If you hate your job and are itching to get the heck out of dodge, what are you waiting for? I used to ask myself this question at least 10 times a day while cutting my teeth in corporate America for 10 years. What held me b...

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4 Tips to Organize Your Week

As Career Girls, despite the fact that we love what we do, many of us still fall into the “I’m not ready for it to be Monday” category.  I certainly feel this way from time to time.  The stress of the previous week and ...


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The Perfect Post: What, When, and Where

Entrepreneurs scale between the mundane details of managing the daily operations of their business and the heady thrill of a great client meeting, or PR opportunity! Somewhere between the two lives the on-going-incessant-get-ah...

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New Year. New You. New Style.

A New Year is upon us, an opportunity to actually “get things right” this time around as Oprah Winfrey would put it.  It is an opportunity for renewal, in every possible way for those who are committed to their dr...

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Getting Back After the Holidays – How to Do It

After a couple weeks, or even a couple days, off for the holiday break it can be confusing, arduous, and draining trying to navigate returning to some remnants of a normal schedule. Throw some traveling, extra pounds, and weird...


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Communication in the Workplace

One of the lectures I give near the end of my Interpersonal Communication course centers on how we communicate in the workplace. While Organizational Communication is the field of the communication discipline that focuses on wo...

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5 Reasons to Connect with a Mentor in 2014

If you’re like many Career Girls, you’ve drafted a to-do list of goals for 2014.  Take a few minutes to review your list. If you had a team to support you in moving forward in your career, wouldn’t it make accomplishing ...

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Get Creative This Year!

Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions. ― Albert Einstein Creativity tends to be associated with artists, innovators, and your scrapbooking friend down the street, but the most succes...


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4 Things I’ve Learned from 2013’s Debate of Women

Perhaps one of the most intensely discussed issues of the last year has been women and their role in the workplace. Between the several books and articles written on the subject, and the numerous celebrities and other prominent...