Tips to Get Ahead

Advice from a Slinky on a Treadmill

There’s a new YouTube video sweeping the nation – the epic (yes, they literally use the word epic) “Slinky on a Treadmill.” In case you haven’t seen it, I’m linking it below. I was introduced...

Weekend Task – Buy a New Pillow!

Americans spend money on the strangest things. We rent movies at our fingertips On Demand for $4.99. We pay hundreds of dollars for shoes at times. We pay $5 for a bagel or a large coffee when we could have them for pennies fro...

The Importance of Transformation in Your Career

Every management consultant in the world talks openly about change. Change in business, change in your life, change in your career. But change, in my opinion, isn’t as important a concept as is transformation. Change feel...


10 Things that are Non-Negotiable

Do you know your core values? If you’re anything like me, sometimes the talk of “values” can feel a little (as my coach would call it) woo-woo. It’s a little bit touchy feely, and while incredibly import...

The 6 Enemies of Happiness

Common quote in the football….errrr, business…..errr, sports in general…..errr, fatherly advice…..worlds: The enemy of great is good. Well, if that’s true, then the enemy of happy is complacent, ri...

You Don’t Need to Be an Olympian to be World Class

In just 58 days, the London Olympics will kick off and the world will become glued to our televisions watching gymnasts, swimmers, runners, and other members of the world’s elite athletic teams achieve triumphs, overcome ...


Always Say Good Morning

Here at Career Girl Network, we scour the internet looking for the best advice to pass along to you. I recently found the Australian website Leading Company, dedicated to leaders who are changing the game. And on this Monday mo...

Be Your Own Chief Collaboration Officer

When skyscrapers rose and business began booming bigger and bigger in the 20th century, the coveted “C-suite” was quite small. A company would likely have a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and a Chief Financial Office...

NATO in Chicago: Career Lessons from Chicago Police

For Chicagoans, last weekend was quite the experience. Hundreds of delegates, security, press, and aids from all around the world converged on Chicago for the first NATO Summit ever held outside Washington, DC in the United Sta...


Forget What You Learned in Kindergarten from Anne Pramaggiore

This morning, I attended an event with Step Up Women’s Network featuring ComEd CEO Anne Pramaggiore. And she had some of the most interesting advice I’ve ever heard for women in business. She talked about this famou...