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Happiness and the Rule of Thirds

LinkedIn blogger Jeff Selingo recently wrote about the key to happiness in life, and it resonated so strongly with me, I wanted to share it with all of you. Ask three questions: Are you happy with your job? Are you happy where ...

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Easy Ways to Become a Better Writer

I laughed out loud when I first saw this tiny infographic, but once I thought about it, I realized it’s the absolute best writing advice you’ll ever receive. If you want to be a great writer, follow these steps: In ...

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News Flash: It’s not going to fall in your lap.

I know someone who isn’t satisfied with his job. He’d like to change jobs, but instead of hitting the pavement to make it happen, he keeps hoping that the perfect job will land in his lap. Sure, sometimes head hunte...


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20 Things I’ve Learned (so far) About Starting a Business

Starting a business is an adventure, no doubt about that. Along the way there are twists and turns, bumps and roadblocks, success and surprises. After writing my most recent quarter review and sending it off to my mentor, I rea...

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The Difficult Conversation: How It’s Done Tactfully

Throughout your career, especially as you rise into management, you will encounter the need to have difficult conversations. These conversations might be about an employee’s performance, the delivery plan of a partner, yo...

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What Your Boss Is Reading: Own Your Company

  Remember when I recommended that, once a week, you read something that your boss is probably reading? You’ve totally been doing that, right? Of course you have.  But, just in case you maybe forgot or have been bus...


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The Value of an MBA for Women

Big thanks to Forte Foundation for this incredible infographic. Here’s the info from Forte: Forté Foundation, with How to MBA and UNC Kenan-Flagler, have examined how getting an MBA can dramatically impact women’s pay ...

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How Much of Your Story Are You Really Writing?

We all want to leave a legacy. Not just at the end of our lives, but throughout, we want to craft both lives and careers that leave each company better when we leave than when we came, that affects our colleagues and friends po...

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Your PowerPoint Presentation Sucks: Here’s How to Make It Better

Face it, we all hate building PowerPoint Presentations. And if you love them, man, you’re a glutton for punishment. Whether you love public speaking or hate it, the presentation to accompany your speech can be cumbersome ...


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Stuck? 4 Succinct Insights Into Fixing That Problem

Being stuck, well…sucks. Bust through blocks and create some solid movement with the following insights. Stuck is just a state of mind Regardless of your external circumstances, it’s important to understand that ...