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Built In Contingency Plans: Your Lifesaver at Work

Effective planning is often what sets men and women apart. When we’re leaving for a trip, my husband packs by throwing a few jeans into a bag the night before. I’ve made a list a week in advance and planned carefull...

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3 Words That Guarantee Failure

Is it possible to, without a doubt, predict failure? Can you know, prior to even beginning a task that you will fail at it? Inc. writer and the creator of “Sales Source” Geoffrey James says yes. In his article from ...

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Getting the Best from Your Interns

It’s that time of year again. Summer is coming and they’re flocking to cities around the country in droves – interns. And on a case-by-case basis, they can either be phenomenal cheap labor to help you get ahea...


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Step Into the Arena

Brene Brown became a TED sensation last year with her TED Talk on vulnerability. She returned to TED this year and presented a second talk, this time focused on shame. Brown posits that we cannot talk about vulnerability withou...

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Lessons from a Corporate Cliff-Jumper

One of my favorite sayings is, “Jump and the net will appear.” Not only does this notion embody the idea of trusting yourself, it also implies a natural risk taking, something that can be difficult for women in gene...

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5 Tricks for Sticking to Your Running Routine from lululemon

I don’t know about you, but one of the hardest things about running for me is creating a regular routing. My sister-in-law is a runner through and through. She’s up early in the morning and bangs out her runs no mat...


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The 5 Qualities of Remarkable Bosses

Bosses. Unfortunately for some, they can’t be avoided. As much as we’d all like to start out at the C-level, we’ll spend most of our careers dealing with direct bosses, and even if we do reach the C-suite, we&...

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Success Always Starts with Failure

Tim Harford’s new book boasts an intriguing title. It’s called, “Adapt: Why Success Always Starts with Failure.” What raises my eyebrows is the third word – always? Does success, in fact, always st...

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Words to Stop Saying – Never Ask ‘Does That Make Sense’

Have you ever been in a conversation and become incredibly aware that the person you’re speaking with is saying “like” every two seconds? Or maybe you’ve spoken to that annoying person who ends every sen...


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11 Advantages Women Leaders Must Maximize

We hear often about the disadvantages of female leaders. In fact, CGN recently brought you an article about negative female stereotypes that’s downright scary. But here’s the opposite question – what advantage...