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Attract Your Success

Do The Inner Work To Get What You Want, And Need

Is your team getting what it wants and needs for organizational success? Are the individuals on your team doing what it takes to get what they want and need for individual success? Most importantly, as a Career Girl, are you de...

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5 Tips For Setting Deadlines That Work

“Goals are dreams with deadlines.” – Diana Scharf Creating a deadline is like drawing a line in the sand. It’s a finish line for what you want to accomplish. Here are some tips to set effective deadlines...

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Hard vs. Soft in Your Daily Schedule

The last few weeks, I’ve admittedly felt like I don’t have control of my own schedule. I have meetings, meetings, meetings, travel, travel, and more travel, and it’s becoming harder and harder to get things do...


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Decision Making for the Indecisive

Indecisiveness can be debilitating both personally and professionally, and can certainly hold back your career. A new book, Decisive: How to Make Better Decisions in Life and Work, is giving you the tools you need to be more de...

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Inbox Management

There’s a lot of hype around the concept of “inbox zero,” a phrase that means you have a totally empty inbox. It’s not a new idea: you feel less stressed when you’re organized and confident that you’ve addressed all...

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Tackling Your To-Do List In Today’s Frenzied Office

Why You Can’t Get Anything Done… Between meetings, conference calls, interruptions from managers looking for an update, and the 5th birthday celebration of the month – it’s a wonder we get anything done at t...


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Thriving – Make This 1 Choice to Move Beyond Surviving

“I’m so stressed out!” When was the last time you said that? Last week? Today? Five minutes ago? I’m pretty sure that phrase makes it on the “Top 5 Things Americans Say” list. If not, it should be an honorary additi...

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You Are Not the Center of the Universe: Be A Part of the Team!

  “That wasn’t in my job description.” “I didn’t make the mess; I shouldn’t have to clean it up.” “I’m tired of always having to be the one to pick up the slack–I...

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In Professional Communication, Fonts Matter

A number of years ago, a joke was made about the ridiculousness of the Comic Sans fonts and how no one should use it ever. A quite popular website was made called bancomicsans.com. And while Comic Sans is a universally terrible...


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Being Good at Something Doesn’t Mean You Should Do It

There’s a centuries old saying attributed to Confucius, “Do what you love, and never work a day in your life.” The problem with this quote in our society, though, is that we’re often raised not to do wha...