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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...


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Your Job is a Roller Coaster: And Other Career Advice from My Dad

My dad is my role model for everything in business. He is incredibly well respected in his industry, great at his job, and dedicated (probably to a fault). I joke, “He’ll die at his desk.” And while I do hope ...

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Anatomy of a Binder: Organize Any Project (with Pictures!)

Hand-me-downs were big in my modest, Midwest family. My favorite pair of roller skates came from a neighbor who outgrew them. My first pieces of jewelry were terribly gaudy items that my mom handed down. And of course, my favor...

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Keep Your Mouth Shut (Why It Pays to Listen)

You are standing right there in front of them seeing words come out of their mouth. Despite your intention to focus in, those words seem to float off and land anywhere but your mind. When they do, you’re wrapped up in int...


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5 Tips for Business Travel Like a Boss

I was talking to some of my former colleagues about silly adventures we’ve had while out of town, and it made me reminisce about my business travel days. After learning the hard way, I no longer use my carry-on exclusive...