On the Ladder
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A Letter to Me…

Country singer Brad Paisley wrote a song recently called “Letter to Me.” Its touching lyrics focused on what a grown man might say to his naive, younger self. And while the notion is tempting, clearly time travel ju...

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This is the year!

I put this bracelet on the Career Girl Christmas list, even though I’d already bought it for myself. I’ve been wearing it for a few weeks, but truthfully, the sentiment behind it is all about next year. “This ...

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Condoning Bad Behavior

Pop culture enthusiasts have watched for years as celebrities like Lindsay Lohan are consistently coddled and their bad behavior overlooked. Spending only hours in jail rather than weeks or months, one can’t help but wond...


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Dealing with Turnover

When writing about turnover, I  just couldn’t resist actually putting a turnover at the top of the post – ha! Now that we’re done with that….on to the point… When you work in a large corporation, ...

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5 Things a Week

We’ll all go through times where we love and are excited about our jobs. And we’ll inevitably have periods of time we are annoyed and puzzled by the work we’re doing. Maybe it’s the week you finally need...

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What is the process?

I learned four words today that blew my mind, words I simply had to pass on to the women of Career Girl Network. My coach said to ask, “What is the process…” Not “can we” or “should we”...


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Put Me In, Coach

No, not Coach purses. Not the football coach. What kind of coach might I be talking about? The kind not many people take advantage of. The professional coach. The highest level executives have been utilizing the services of exe...

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Time Zone Troubleshooting

Often, in business, we’re dealing with multiple time zones. Whether it be the home office on the East Coast when you work on the West, or a few days of travel just to the next state in the next time zone, keeping track of...

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Where are you spending your energy?

Your energy is a commodity. It’s valuable, it’s tangible, and it gets you through the day. We often evaluate what we’re spending our energy on, specifically. Perhaps through timecards, perhaps through checking...


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Take Time to Plan

It’s easy to get bogged down in the day-to-day activities of our jobs and our lives. What we’re doing today trumps what we need to plan for a month or a year from now. One of the best business books for women I̵...