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Lessons for Your Career from Paula Deen’s PR Catastrophe

Unless you’ve been living under a rock the last few weeks, you’ve heard the controversy surrounding Paula Deen’s recent lawsuit, controversial statements, and the PR catastrophe that has ensued since the story bro...

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Get That Promotion! It’s Time!

There are many times in my career when I have stood out for terrible reasons.  Reasons like refusing to make coffee when I was the most junior person on the team (I thought it was demeaning and also, I didn’t know how...

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Down With Corporate Jargon! Use Real Words

You have all been in meetings where things devolve into buzzspeak: You know, going forward, net-net when we look at things apples to apples at the end of the day when we’re flying at 30,000 feet and collaborating on value...


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Improve Your Meetings This Week With One Simple Trick

Whether you’re in a meeting heavy corporate culture or your job requires you to have only a few meetings each week, meetings can be both a productive part of your job as a team member and frankly, a nuisance. While you al...

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How Much Is Enough?

How much money is enough money? A simple savings calculator is a priceless tool that almost magically and instantly reveals the future value of your investment accounts; it can help you answer that million dollar question of ho...

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4 Ways to Commute with Purpose

I recently started a bike gang. Okay, okay, it’s not really a bike gang. I finally moved into my house and got settled, which  meant that my routine could take shape, and now I can bike to work because I live 2 miles awa...


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The Collective Unconscious – Are you bought in?

Remember when you were a kid? You wanted to be an astronaut, or a safari guide, or a Hollywood actress. You weren’t afraid to dream big and believe it was possible for you… flying to the moon, hanging out with lions, and st...

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Attitude Adjustments: They’re Not Just for Teenagers

When I was 16, my father gave me a bookmark with the word “Attitude” on it. The bookmark was an acronym, with every letter of the word “Attitude” representing something related to the word. And while I d...

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David Ogilvy’s 10 Tips on Writing

I recently finished reading Mad Woman, by Jane Maas, an advertising executive during the Mad Men years. She offers her perspective on the era from a woman’s point of view providing an utterly charming read, which includes all...


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4 Ways to Get the Most from Your Summer Internship

Many careers start out with a coveted summer internship. Whether paid or unpaid, if you’re interning right now for a company you hope to one day work for or that is at least in the field you dream of pursuing, you want to mak...