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6 Steps for Running Your First Staff Meeting

Today we are talking about running your first staff meeting. Maybe you are managing a new project or running an event where the entire staff is involved. Whatever the case, there may be times when you are calling a meeting that...

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The One Word That Makes You Sound Stupid

‘There’s a Yoplait commercial playing right now with Lisa Kudrow’s voice in the background. It goes something like this. “You were like, hey Yoplait, we don’t want high fructose corn syrup in our y...

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The Overworked Non-Profiteer’s Guide to Workload Management

I’m not sure if people outside of the non-profit world (we call you “normies”) are aware of the stereotype of non-profit workers, but I can fill you in. We’re liberal arts majors who drive crappy cars an...


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Gimme A Break…No, Really. I Need A Break.

This last week, my computer wasn’t operating at work the way it needed to. Software was randomly uninstalled, I had no access to my database, browser windows were closing without reason, and commands were taking at least ...

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5 Life Lessons from ABC’s “The Bachelorette”

Whether you love reality television or hate it, you’ve no doubt heard about or watched portions of “The Bachelorette” on ABC. This season was especially interesting and has graced the cover of every tabloid as...

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Raise Your Emotional Intelligence Today

I never used to be as emotionally intelligent as I am today. As a teenager, I was selfish. As a tween, I was dramatic. Even in college, I don’t think I had the ability to understand people very well. Somewhere I started t...


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Things I Wish I Knew at 22

I turned 30 on Sunday. It wasn’t exactly a rager since I’m six months pregnant, but perhaps sobriety gave me additional opportunity for gratitude and reflection. Lately I’ve been thinking back to graduating fr...

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Drain the Swamp as You Slay the Alligators! How to Balance Today’s Demands & Your Long Term Goals

Drain the Swamp as You Slay the Alligators I first encountered this phrase when reading I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This * by Kate White. According to the book, The phrase is a derivation from what’s supposedly an old south...

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Don’t Make This Mistake

Ladies listen up. There’s something going on that really rubs me the wrong way. The other day this went down and I could barely stand it… One woman, let’s call her Jill, approached a few other ladies at a wedd...


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Read This If You Desperately Need A Vacation From Your Career

  If you hang around the me for awhile, you will know that I love LOVE LOVE to travel.  More importantly, I love to travel to places with great champagne or chocolate (Italy. France. Belgium. Italy. Italy. Italy. Did I me...