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My Co-Workers Are Driving Me Crazy!

It happens to even the most calm and patient of us – some days you simply can’t stand your co-workers. One breathes too loud, another is constantly biting her fingernails, and your boss won’t stop breathing down y...

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The Importance of Women’s Groups in Your Corporation

Recently, over on Womenetics, Julie Zimmer cataloged her own experience of starting women’s affinity group in her firm. Like many woman starting the process of a women’s group in an organization, Julie found there w...

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Rock Your Schedule: Rise Up Above Your Week + 3 Powerful Questions

It’s important to take a few minutes to look at your week ahead before your week begins. Not just to look AT it, but to rise above your week and look down on it. This view allows you to be the puppeteer of your schedule a...


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Productivity Fundamental: Eliminate Waste From Your Life

Eliminating waste is the fundamental principle of being a productive person. As defined by Womak/Jones in their book “Lean Thinking”: Waste is any human activity which absorbs resources but creates no value. There are thre...

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Six Paradoxes Women Leaders Face in 2013

If I’m being honest, I’d tell you that I’m not much of a math person. In fact, in college, I believe I only took one math class simply to fulfill the requirement. But thinking back on that math class, I do rem...

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5 Ways To Be Inspired On The Road

This past month my husband and I decided to not only move from Chicago to the San Francisco Bay Area, but we also decided to do it via a cross-country road trip.  Since it was the holidays and we both had the time, we figured ...


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5 Innovative Ways to Find a Mentor

Did you January is National Mentor Month? If you don’t yet have a mentor or you’ve been meaning to reach out to a current or past mentor, now is the time to jump start those relationships! My friends over at Citi...

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Small Wins, Big Results

One of my favorite quotes from the incredible life coach extraordinaire Martha Beck is this one: “You could hit a hole in one and still lose a golf tournament, and you could win without ever hitting a hole in one. A great...

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Why You Should Never Say “Piece of Cake”

Someone once told me that the key to building a great reputation in business is simple: under promise and over deliver. Unfortunately, this concept isn’t as easy as it seems, especially for women. Women tend, on a global ...


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Highlight’s from “Rock the Resolution”

Last week, Career Girl held it’s first annual online conference, “Rock the Resolution.” Four speakers gave incredible tips about goal setting and ensuring you’re having the best year yet in your life. He...