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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...


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Managing Your Office’s Holiday Activities

The Holidays can be a great time of year, but they’re sometimes not the best time of year at work. It might seem like everyone has left the office, and you’re the only person who is still there. Or you can feel the ...

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From Dread to Delight: Get Creative and Take Control Of Your Holiday To-Do List

During the holiday season, there is a tendency to feel dread for the things that either a) need to be done or b) we just FEEL have to be done, but they don’t really. And the crazy thing is…we don’t typically attempt to th...

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So You Want to Write a Book?

All over America, there are men and women who have included “write a book” on their proverbial bucket list. Whether it’s a science fiction novel or a family memoir or a gripping suspenseful thriller, wanting t...


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Your Message: Keep it Short and Sweet

How many times have you opened a long email and just skimmed it, or completely scrolled past an extremely long Facebook post? We don’t want to admit it, but our attention spans are short. We save our focus for the things ...