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communication

Communication in Teams: Intent Vs. Impact

  We have all been there or observed an interaction gone awry. The words came out wrong. Being in a hurry, maybe the tone of your voice was a little less than pleasant. If you were the speaker, did you recognize the misste...

seniorpreneurs

What We Can Learn From Seniorpreneurs

As someone who worked in manufacturing for decades and thought he’d be able to retire in a few short years, my dad’s journey is like that of many others. After his shop closed operations locally, my dad jumped into career c...

bucketlist

Developing a “Bucket List ” for Your Career

Let’s face it, ladies, for most of us, being a female means being a list maker! Lately, “bucket lists” are all the rage. It’s a bit of a gruesome notion, really, but popular nonetheless. What list of thi...


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How to Connect with Anyone

Whether you are looking for new business, a new job, the love of your life (or maybe just a date for Friday night!), networking is an unavoidable fact of life.  Most of us don’t love to do it and could use a little help.  T...

paradox

A Woman’s Paradox: Infographic

Source: Great Business Schools About the Author: This infographic is brought to you by Krista Coleman, a researcher and blog junkie from Greatbusinessschools.org. Greatbusinessschools.org strives towards providing best possible...

women today

Where Are Women Today, Anyway?

A friend of mine likes to poke fun at me whenever he has the chance. He is a brilliant mind, and we engage in pretty intense debates…we tend to agree on most things, but when we don’t, he likes to say, “Daniel...


CareerChange

Finding a Career, Not a Job

No matter who you are or where you come from, getting a job is an essential part of life. In fact, we place so much value on our career that one of the first questions we ask someone upon meeting them is, “What do you do?” ...

negotiation

The Art of The Ask

    Why is it that the thought of asking for a promotion, raise, or something else we feel we deserve creates so much anxiety for many of us? With the changing nature of work and the rapid-fire pace of professional an...

self-promotion

The Art and Science of Self-Promotion

Have you ever uttered one of these phrases? “Oh, thanks, it’s not that difficult.” “It’s no problem. I had a lot of help.” “I don’t want to sound cocky.” “…” Also known as silence. The discussion on ...


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Work Your Email to Make it Magical: Here’s How

Email is arguably the most amazing invention of the internet, but at the same time can inhibit productivity like nothing else in your professional career. Sure, you can communicate across an ocean in the snap of a finger, but y...