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Why You Need to Start Thinking About 2013 NOW!

It’s October, people, and 2013 is closer than you think! Soon, you’ll be saddling up to the table for Thanksgiving, buying Christmas presents, and shouting “Happy New Year!” And somewhere towards that 20...

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Career Lessons from Project Runway

If you’re a big Project Runway fan, you were probably like me last night, anxiously awaiting to find out who the winner of season 10 is. I’ve been a loyal viewer all season long, watching all of the ups, downs, and ...

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Is Your Career “Paint by Numbers” or “Connect the Dots”?

Have you ever looked at someone and thought, “I simply can’t understand how you’re doing this with your career!” Take my father and I for example. My father has spent his entire career working his way up...


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Margaret Stender’s 4 Tips for Career Success

I loved meeting Margaret Stender, President and CEO of the Chicago Sky WNBA team, and learning her steps to building something that lasts. Margaret’s career history is impressive and her accomplishments many. Yet she has a ca...

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Build Something That Lasts

Last week I had the distinct pleasure of meeting Margaret Stender, President and CEO of the Chicago Sky WNBA team. A true champion for women, Margaret inspired us all when she shared her six essential steps to building somethin...

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Empathy in the Workplace

We’ve told you about gaslighting and on Wednesday, we talked about how men and women view power differently. One thing women are often accused of is being “too sensitive” to lead, or “too emotional” to hold power. I...


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It’s January! (Okay, not yet, but we’re closing in!) + Why You Need To Think About This Now

  How would it feel to be standing strong, full of accomplishment as you enter 2013? It never fails: Every January, I talk to amazing people who want nothing more than to feel the freshness of the new year. Instead, they f...

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Knowing Your Power

How often do you truly feel powerful, Career Girls? For many of us, power is not a part of our everyday vocabulary. If we think of power, we often think of it in terms of being respected and well-liked. But, chances are, you do...

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Body Language Can Help You Fake It ‘Til you Make It

Today, notice your body language when your emotions go up and down. When your boss annoys you, are you crossing your arms, slouching? When you’re excited, are you leaning forward in anticipation? Sure, we all know our bod...


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The Powers of Persuasion in Business Settings

Confession: I was a high school speech nerd. That’s right. I was in speech, student congress, drama — You name it. If there was a speech to give, I was giving it. And one of my favorite categories? Persuasive speaki...