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Your Message: Keep it Short and Sweet

How many times have you opened a long email and just skimmed it, or completely scrolled past an extremely long Facebook post? We don’t want to admit it, but our attention spans are short. We save our focus for the things ...

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Must-Reads of 2012

In 2012, I read fewer books than any previous year. I think it’s because I chose quality over quantity. I read a handful of books so profound, creative, or life changing that I didn’t need to pick up the next top seller...

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The Power of a One-Sentence Journal

We’ve told you about happiness expert Gretchen Rubin before on Career Girl Network. Her work on the concepts behind happiness, specifically for women, are revolutionary, and her ability to convey the most important happin...


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What Every Employee Needs

Whether you’re an employee or a manager, we all have good days and bad days at work. But when we’re truly unhappy at a job, we can sense it — we just can’t always pinpoint why. We say it’s our anno...

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What It’s Really Like to Work from Home

My commute is pretty stellar: It’s about 15 steps from my bedroom to my office; 25 if I swing by the kitchen to guzzle a few gallons of coffee. I genuinely enjoy working from home, but it’s not necessarily the cakewalk that...

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The Cyclical Reality of Challenge

LinkedIn blogger and organizational psychologist Dr. Maria Gottschalk eloquently talked in her most recent LinkedIn post about “The Dilemma of Challenge,” and her post was both thought-provoking and, oddly enough, c...


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It’s Not What You Say, But How You Say It

I’m a big believer in addressing situations with the appropriate tone and attitude. And believe me, this isn’t always easy to do. When you’re under a lot of pressure, you might be short with someone or snap at...

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Is Hugging Ever Okay in Business?

They’re three words that either make you feel totally at ease or scare the living hell out of you: “I’m a hugger.” Certainly, you’ve run into these people in your business life. They hug hello, hug...

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Holiday Season 2012: 4 Sure-Fire Ways to Revel in Joy

The holiday season is officially here! For many, this is the most stressful time of the year. There is a tendency to create unhealthy and unnecessary holiday stress. Yes, there is a lot added to our to-do lists during the holid...


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Show Gratitude, Not Favoritism

As we approach Thanksgiving, everyone is talking about the importance of gratitude. But lately, I’ve been thinking about how we are often selective about when and to whom we express our gratitude. We tend to express it wh...