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Legends Are Legends, You Are You: Create Your Own Career Path

Okay, Career Girls, I have a confession. As much as I love hearing the stories of great business successes, like those of Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg, I’m concerned about people using these stories as a guide to their ...

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Which “Rocks” Will You Move By December 31?

If you’ve ever watched a strong man or strong woman competition, you’ve no doubt seen the kind of rocks pictured just above this article. They are huge round boulders, and the challenge for competitors is to move th...

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How To Stay Focused + Productive With Your Holiday To-Do’s

As we close in on the special days we celebrate, it can be easy to feel the stress that so often accompanies the holidays. How does one get all holiday things done…without being a tensed-up, clenched-up ball? Here are a f...


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Be a Leading Lady: What I Learned from My Favorite Holiday Movie

Okay, I’ll admit it: I love, love, love holiday movies. I’m a sucker for romantic comedies, and my movie collection is a bit embarrassing. Still, there’s nothing like watching my favorite romantic holiday movi...

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The “Clear as Mud” Issue of Accountability

There is a reason job descriptions exist. And whether you realize it or not, they’re not there to tell you what to do every day. If you really looked at your job description and structured your day 9 to 5 to include only ...

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How to Get it Done

If I had a marketable silver bullet for focusing on projects and avoiding distractions, I would be writing this post from a gilded chair, using a pile of money for a footrest. That’s because focus and distraction avoidance ar...


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How to Make a Video for Your Business

Anyone who has ever watched a YouTube video and sent around the link to friends knows how effective a video can be. A video catches attention and gets people talking — especially a video that is well written and produced....

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Gift Giving in the Office: Should You or Shouldn’t You?

Lately, as the holidays loom near, one of the questions I’m hearing most is the etiquette of gift giving when it comes to your coworkers. I’ve asked a few experienced HR managers and bosses alike, and we’ve co...

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What’s a “Hot Job” and How Can You Get It?

The Washington Post, and a new report from Catalyst are finally starting to put our fingers on one of the major problems for women in business and the reasons women aren’t getting ahead as fast as men. And it’s not ...


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Five Ways to Win Your Audience

As a successful career girl, public speaking will definitely be part of the job.  Whether you a presenting to the CEO, on a panel with your peers, or pitching to a client, this may cause anxiety for some.  If you were not bor...