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lifesaver

Built In Contingency Plans: Your Lifesaver at Work

Effective planning is often what sets men and women apart. When we’re leaving for a trip, my husband packs by throwing a few jeans into a bag the night before. I’ve made a list a week in advance and planned carefull...

failure

Success Always Starts with Failure

Tim Harford’s new book boasts an intriguing title. It’s called, “Adapt: Why Success Always Starts with Failure.” What raises my eyebrows is the third word – always? Does success, in fact, always st...

learn-language-online

Words to Stop Saying – Never Ask ‘Does That Make Sense’

Have you ever been in a conversation and become incredibly aware that the person you’re speaking with is saying “like” every two seconds? Or maybe you’ve spoken to that annoying person who ends every sen...


timezoneclocks

Time Zone Troubleshooting

Often, in business, we’re dealing with multiple time zones. Whether it be the home office on the East Coast when you work on the West, or a few days of travel just to the next state in the next time zone, keeping track of...

piggybank

Where are you spending your energy?

Your energy is a commodity. It’s valuable, it’s tangible, and it gets you through the day. We often evaluate what we’re spending our energy on, specifically. Perhaps through timecards, perhaps through checking...

lucky

Stop Complaining, Lucky Girl!

Recently, I’ve noticed a lot of complaining about work. People complaining about having to be in early, stay late, or just go to work in general. I consistently see “I hate my job” messages followed by “...


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Getting the Biggest Bang for your Email Buck

We’ve all been there. You send that very important email, and then……………… you wait……………and no one responds. You’re spinning in your chair thinking abo...

stand-up-meeting

Stand Up!

Google is certainly one of the world’s most innovative and effective companies. Therefore they theoretically have important business practices aiding in their efficiency and genius. One such practice circulated a few year...

growing-up

Growing Up in Business

There is a notion in this country, in this day and age, that once you’ve graduated college you’ve “grown up.” It’s a verb. It’s a noun. You are now a “grown up.” But we forget, in...


no

Learning to Say "No"

It’s funny how some of us need the same advice over and over and over again. But what’s even more interesting is the point when it finally kicks in. This concept has always been difficult for me. I didn’t want...