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Set Higher Standards for Yourself

It sounds like I’m telling you to mop your floors more often, or always read the Wall Street Journal cover to cover, or never be seen in public in yoga pants. Actually, it’s kind of the opposite. What if you were t...

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Have a Fresh Start

Dear Career Girls, I’m going to give you a gift today. It is not big, but it can make a big difference. It’s not expensive, but it is often hard to acquire. Most importantly, it is needed and you should give this gi...

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Leadership Styles: What’s Right for You?

It seems like every other day there is a new book, article or blog post on the latest “leadership” trend – but how do you adopt a style that is authentic and works for you? Regardless of where you are in your...


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3 Language Updates for Success

They can cut like a sword, or heal the deepest of wounds. They can sound like sweet melodies, or string with toxic electricity. They mindlessly roll off your tongue millions of times throughout your day. They shape your reality...

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Don’t Waste Your Breath: How To Fix Your Problems

In this edition of Pet-Peeves-Oh-My-God-Never-Do-This-I-Hate-You, a generic conversation representative of a much bigger problem: Person: “Hi, I have a problem. I didn’t get this email from your company and I couldn...

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6 Steps for Running Your First Staff Meeting

Today we are talking about running your first staff meeting. Maybe you are managing a new project or running an event where the entire staff is involved. Whatever the case, there may be times when you are calling a meeting that...


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One Question Everyone Should Ask

StumbleUpon.com became a favorite site of mine when I discovered it a few years ago. For me, StumbleUpon serves most often as a distraction during class lectures or provides a ‘quick’ break when studying. The mater...

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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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The Overworked Non-Profiteer’s Guide to Workload Management

I’m not sure if people outside of the non-profit world (we call you “normies”) are aware of the stereotype of non-profit workers, but I can fill you in. We’re liberal arts majors who drive crappy cars an...