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How to be the Best Office Mate

My office work experiences have varied widely. I’ve done collaborative spaces, single offices, and shared offices with just one other person. The people with whom I’ve shared my space have also been very different t...

Executive Presence – Should We Ditch Our Ladylike Qualities In Order To Be Successful?

Sheryl Sandberg, Oprah Winfrey, Arianna Huffington and Sonia Sotomayor – When you think of these women, what comes to mind? They are very different people, in diverse professions with unique objectives. What they all have...

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Wake Up to Success

Maybe the cliché saying “the early bird gets the worm,” really does have some truth in it. If you dread waking up early, you should learn to love it. Stop hitting Snooze Okay, becoming a morning person might be easier said...


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Are Limits in Your Way?

Last week, I attended the Professional Women’s Club of Chicago’s (PWCC) monthly speaker series where I heard the vivacious Carolynn Brooks,Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer of OfficeMax speak. Fresh off the an...

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Repeat After Me: Mantras For Daily Life

Sometimes, the world gets the best of us. When crazy things happen, it can be easy to panic or lose sight of what’s important. Going through the death spiral of negativity can be difficult to stop, but unless you can, it&...

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17 Things To Boost Your Career Right Now

Christie Mims is an expert career coach who is trying to bring you just a little bit more career happiness in your day (that doesn’t involve donuts). Read on for more! Grab someone in your network and go out to lunch. Cho...


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4 Keys to Climbing the Corporate Ladder

You got the job! Now, master the following 4 keys to success to continue your climb on the corporate ladder. Throughout my eight year tenure in corporate America as the Director of Career Services at a career college, I experie...

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More than a Cube: The New Coworking Spaces

In 2011, I was offered a job as an Executive Director of an office of one.  Great job, but I would be it…I was my only employee.  While I was intrigued by the idea, the offer prompted me to go on a search for office spa...

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Weapons to Fight Stress [Infographic]

CGN is no stranger to posts about stress. As career-driven women, we know that stress sometimes takes over our lives, whether we want it to or not. We all want to “have it all”, and our culture is no help when it comes to p...


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Pivoting: 5 Companies Who Show You Can Change Career Direction

There is a beautiful world in the entrepreneurship world and it is called “pivoting.” According to Entrepreneur Magazine, pivoting means: A structured course correction designed to test a new fundamental hypothesis ...