On the Ladder
commutewpurpose

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...

Picture1

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...

Attitude-and-Leadership

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...


aw-Mad-20Women_20120323114628681285-420x0

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...

summerinternship

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...

O'Hagan Image

For Love of the Game: Wisdom from Sarah Robb O’Hagan

Last week, the CGN team attended a Power Breakfast sponsored by Step Up Women’s Network, where we had the privilege of hearing Sarah Robb O’Hagan speak.  For those of you who don’t know who Sarah Robb O’Hagan is (or wh...


images

Are You Ready to Sell Your Soul?

Marie Forleo, of B-School and Marie TV asks this simple question of wannabe entrepreneurs, Are you ready to sell your soul? Typically, this phrase conjures up sleazy business deals that call on an individual to compromise her i...

recipe

Recipe for Success: How to Overcome Failure & Make Your Dreams Come True, Greek Style

Last weekend I attended the first ever S.H.E. Summit in NYC, a 2-day women’s leadership and lifestyle event presented by Claudia Chan, featuring speakers on a variety of topics including work issues, finances and wellness....

headvsheart

Holistic Intelligence (why following your heart isn’t enough)

  There’s a lot of talk out there about following your heart. When you do it leads you to your passion, to your deepest desires. It takes you away from doing what other people want you to do, or what you think you should be ...


mentoring

Achieve More Through Mentoring

Many people have experienced the mentor/mentee relationship at some point in life, perhaps during their education or in the corporate world. As a fellow mentor and mentee, this Career Girl understands the value of mentoring. As...