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Setting boundaries

5 Ways to Earn Respect by Setting Boundaries

One of the biggest mistakes female employees, at all stages of their careers, make is by thinking that they need to say “yes” to every project or request. Then, when they become the “go to” person who is expected to com...

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4 LESSONS FROM THE BRILLIANT CAREER OF SHONDA RHIMES

Shonda Rhimes is probably one of the famous TV writers our time. Despite being a woman, and an African-American woman at that, Rhimes has broken through many barriers. In her early successes, Rhimes wrote the screenplay for Int...

WOMEN

5 Reasons Women Succeed as Bosses

Women’s role in the workforce evolves continually, adapting to changing values, viewpoints and opportunities. The impact of working women is now felt across all industries; especially in areas like accounting, technology,...


Living Authentically

3 Tips to Authentic Living

With the inundation of career advice books and websites promising the secret to success for women, it’s difficult to figure out the best course of action. Do we lean in? Lean out? Be “one of the boys?” Be feminists? Be fe...

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Negotiation Styles Around the World

More of us have the amazing opportunity to work in a global workplace with international colleagues and clients. Yet such diverse offices can offer unique challenges of communication beyond the basics of language.  We all know...

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Who Am I?

In my interpersonal communication classes I challenge my students to answer the question: Who Am I? At first glance this seems like a relatively easy question to answer, right? Many of us are asked a similar question in an inte...


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Never Settle for OK.

It’s Saturday night and you’re at home when you feel like everyone else and their mother is out “on the town” besides you. Your first instinct is to feel sorry for yourself and then move into the temptation of texting &...

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Beyond Money And Power: What It Really Takes To Succeed

  Ever looked up an old friend or colleague on LinkedIn or Facebook just to see where they are – and then find yourself satisfied if you deem yourself better off, or disappointed with yourself if not? In today’s world ...

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Dream about Working at Home? This is Your Reality Check.

Sitting in my cubicle, I dreamed of the day when I could work at home and trade in my long commute for no commute and pantyhose for yoga pants. I’ve been working at home for nine months now. I no longer fight traffic, pack my...


Sorry

How to Apologize

Have you ever been on the receiving end of an apology, and then left the conversation feeling like nothing happened?  Perhaps you felt worse?  If so, chances are the other party did not know how (or was unwilling) to voluntee...