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Don’t Negate the Work of Colleagues and Employees

There will always be projects we accomplish for nothing. Maybe we miss the mark, maybe our boss wasn’t clear on the desired outcomes. But we’ve all been there. You think you know exactly what needs to be done and when you f...

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It’s the Climb

Now who would’ve thought deep thoughts could come from Miley Cyrus – but they can. Ok, so it came from her songwriters, but still. Let’s pretend. If you look through my MP3 player, you’ll find the Miley ...

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Do You Text Your Boss?

I remember when text messaging first became available and even I, who is obsessed with technology, scoffed. Seriously, people, just pick up the phone. But years later, I’m a texter – even more so than emailing, Twit...


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Is the Best “Never Enough”

There’s a scene in the movie Wall Street where Darryl Hannah is coming out of the ocean, the sun is rising in the background and Charlie Sheen hands her a towel. She looks at him, smiles and says, “If I could have a...

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Done is Good

In my life and career, I’m a bit of an addict to organizational systems. However, I never stick to the same one for very long. It depends on the week and the task list which way I’ll decide to organize myself. This ...

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Saying "No"

I’ve posted a number of times the past five months about how wonderful it’s been to achieve some semblance of work/life balance. Well, apparently, putting it out in the universe that I might have some free time has ...