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Lessons for Your Career from Paula Deen’s PR Catastrophe

Unless you’ve been living under a rock the last few weeks, you’ve heard the controversy surrounding Paula Deen’s recent lawsuit, controversial statements, and the PR catastrophe that has ensued since the story bro...

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Get That Promotion! It’s Time!

There are many times in my career when I have stood out for terrible reasons.  Reasons like refusing to make coffee when I was the most junior person on the team (I thought it was demeaning and also, I didn’t know how...

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Down With Corporate Jargon! Use Real Words

You have all been in meetings where things devolve into buzzspeak: You know, going forward, net-net when we look at things apples to apples at the end of the day when we’re flying at 30,000 feet and collaborating on value...


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4 Ways to Commute with Purpose

I recently started a bike gang. Okay, okay, it’s not really a bike gang. I finally moved into my house and got settled, which  meant that my routine could take shape, and now I can bike to work because I live 2 miles awa...

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David Ogilvy’s 10 Tips on Writing

I recently finished reading Mad Woman, by Jane Maas, an advertising executive during the Mad Men years. She offers her perspective on the era from a woman’s point of view providing an utterly charming read, which includes all...

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4 Ways to Get the Most from Your Summer Internship

Many careers start out with a coveted summer internship. Whether paid or unpaid, if you’re interning right now for a company you hope to one day work for or that is at least in the field you dream of pursuing, you want to mak...


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For Love of the Game: Wisdom from Sarah Robb O’Hagan

Last week, the CGN team attended a Power Breakfast sponsored by Step Up Women’s Network, where we had the privilege of hearing Sarah Robb O’Hagan speak.  For those of you who don’t know who Sarah Robb O’Hagan is (or wh...

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Recipe for Success: How to Overcome Failure & Make Your Dreams Come True, Greek Style

Last weekend I attended the first ever S.H.E. Summit in NYC, a 2-day women’s leadership and lifestyle event presented by Claudia Chan, featuring speakers on a variety of topics including work issues, finances and wellness....

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Holistic Intelligence (why following your heart isn’t enough)

  There’s a lot of talk out there about following your heart. When you do it leads you to your passion, to your deepest desires. It takes you away from doing what other people want you to do, or what you think you should be ...


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Choosing Risks Wisely

We’re in charge of our own vulnerability. I overheard someone say, “That makes me feel vulnerable.” I’m not one to run around on semantics but like the true therapist that I am I want to explore how something “makes u...