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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...

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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...

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The Ladder No More

Last week, I attended an event with Pamela Mitchell, the CEO and founder of The Reinvention Institute and the author of the new book The 10 Laws of Career Reinvention. The session was spectacular, and had numerous inspiring pie...


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Treating Your Career Like a Child

In nearly every book written about women in the workplace, there are chapters (sometimes whole sections) regarding the balance of your family life and your career, how to take care of your children and your career simultaneousl...

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What time do you get in?

We’ve all heard the expression, “The early bird gets the worm.” But what situations does it apply to? Accomplishing tasks early? Sure. Staying on top of the needs of a project? Definitely. What about the time ...

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Reliability

I have a dear friend who has many good qualities. He is funny and well dressed, intelligent and thoughtful. But whenever I tell people about him, I boast the same trait of his first and foremost. I say, “He always does ex...


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Taking Back Lunch

Early in my career, I worked for a company where the CEO required his entire staff to leave the office at lunch. Exceptions were made for lunch meetings both in or out of the office. But in general, he walked out of the office ...

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Love the One You’re With

I had the privilege to be a part of an arts marketing training last week that included some of Minneapolis/St. Paul’s best arts organizations. The last presentation of the four-day training was regarding audience retention. I...

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Change Agents: Geeky?

I was lucky enough to listen an amazing address about change in organizations last week, and had a bit of an “a-ha” moment. The presenter said, “To be an effective change agent in your organization, you have t...


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Speak With Certainty

I spent most of last week and the weekend at an exciting and fun training session with other nonprofit and arts marketing organizations. It was fabulous. But when you spend four days straight talking to the same people, you beg...