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Truth in Leadership
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Truth in Leadership

By Danón Carter - Mar 21 2017


Being a leader can be very challenging. People are not always nice nor are they easy. I always teach the importance of establishing your credibility and integrity upfront. Meaning, you need to determine the things you are willing to stand for or walk away from before you get into the situation. What are you non-negotiables? […]

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Red Light or Green Light Kind of Day
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Red Light or Green Light Kind of Day

By Lauren Midgley - Mar 21 2017


Have you ever thought about your day in the context of our traffic lights? I had not either, until recently. Let me share the revelation I had. Some days are “green lights” where what you intend to get done that day actually happens. You feel fully in control of calendar, the time allotted for each […]

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Why Women’s Voices Are Needed in Public Affairs, but Are Missing
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Why Women’s Voices Are Needed in Public Affairs, but Are Missing

By Dr. Anne Litwin - Mar 14 2017


Does watching Mika Brzezinski get constantly interrupted by Joe Scarborough every morning on MSNBC’s Morning Joe make you as angry as it makes me? And, yes, I do know that Scarborough interrupts all of his guests; but Brzezinski is his co-anchor and often the only woman at the political round-table discussions hosted by the show. […]

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Assertiveness: It’s March…Enter as a Lion!
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Assertiveness: It’s March…Enter as a Lion!

By Jude Olson - Mar 14 2017


March is known for weather that comes in ‘like a Lion” and offers us a stance that is powerful and effective: Assertiveness!  It’s all about language and rights and responsibilities—and can easily be learned. First, you begin with self-respect.  Identify what you want, what to ask for, and what you’d like to express to others. Here’s […]

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Balancing Act: Saving for Both Retirement and College
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Balancing Act: Saving for Both Retirement and College

By Marilyn Suey - Mar 10 2017


Linda and Peter are worried about their financial future. “We want our one-year-old son, Raymond, to go to college, but we’re concerned that in 17 years, the cost might be more than we can afford,” says Peter. “We also need to save for our retirement,” adds Linda. “Can we reach both of these goals?” Linda […]

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TRUST….Where Did It Go?!!
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TRUST….Where Did It Go?!!

By Kristin Kaufman - Mar 07 2017


Before you begin reading this article, you need to know a fact. As those who really know me will attest, I am a trusting person for the most part. I try very hard not to make assumptions based on fear or doubt of another person’s intentions. However, in the human condition, we are all susceptible […]

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Five Things That Need To Be Removed From Your Resume in 2017
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Five Things That Need To Be Removed From Your Resume in 2017

By Elizabeth Lions - Mar 07 2017


Everyone I know agonizes over what is on their resume because we all know if it’s not perfect, you may not get a call from a recruiter. This constant process of gathering feedback, from peers and experts alike, can make the job search confusing before you even start. As a job seeker, you only want […]

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Business Success: It’s not in a Book, It’s in You!
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Business Success: It’s not in a Book, It’s in You!

By Dolores Garza - Mar 03 2017


My goal is to provide encouragement to entrepreneurs as I maneuver through my entrepreneurial journey. I’ve determined that my formal education is a useful baseline when starting a business; however, emotional intelligence, personality traits and a true moral compass have a significant role in entrepreneurship. As an entrepreneur, it feels like you’re on a mythological […]

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The Importance of Building Relationships for Young (and new) Managers
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The Importance of Building Relationships for Young (and new) Managers

By Danón Carter - Feb 28 2017


My first full-time job out of college was working in Collections for Sears Credit. I worked my way up to Team Lead. Also, I found I was good at following rules and managing performance, what I had to learn was how to connect with my employees. I got accepted into the company’s management training program […]

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The Most Important Job of a Leader
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The Most Important Job of a Leader

By Julie Chance - Feb 28 2017


Play a sentence completion game with me. The most important job of a leader is ___________. You fill in the blank. This is an activity I did with a group of entrepreneurs and business leaders to whom I recently spoke. I got responses like to inspire, to ensure accountability, and to set a strategic direction. […]

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Why Mastering Your Craft Is Priority Number One
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Why Mastering Your Craft Is Priority Number One

By Rebecca Liston - Feb 21 2017


Mastery. It’s a word that used to terrify me when I was somewhere in my early twenties. Why? Because in my mind, I saw the “Masters” as being old and grey and withered…not unlike Yoda, I suppose. And be darned if I wanted to be old and withered! In my thirties, I began to see […]

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The Low Tech “To-Do” List
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The Low Tech “To Do” List

By Lisa Harrington - Feb 21 2017


I am a bit of a tech junkie. When the first PDA (personal data assistant) devices came out I jumped right on the bandwagon. I had a smartphone before Apple even made one. However, when it comes to my To-Do list, there is a simple, low tech method I’ve used for almost 30 years and […]

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Lead from Within
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Lead from Within

By Elizabeth Lions - Feb 14 2017


Leadership is every bit an inward process as much as it is an outward process. I’ve been lucky in my career. I’ve had the pleasure to work with some of the best Directors and Vice Presidents in several major technology companies. Listening to what kept them up at night, taught me a lot. What I […]

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What Does LOVE Have To Do With It?
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What Does LOVE Have To Do With It?

By Kristin Kaufman - Feb 14 2017


Those of you who have followed my writings over the years know that I believe 100% in the power of love in life and in the workplace. Given this is the month of Valentine’s Day….I thought this was the perfect month to observe and embrace LOVE as a critical success factor in our personal and professional lives. […]

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Time Management: Discovering Your Priorities
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Time Management: Discovering Your Priorities

By Judy Hoberman - Feb 07 2017


When we talk about time management, the truth of the matter is that we all have the same number of hours in the day and yet some of us finish mountains of work and projects while others complain they ran out of time.  What’s the difference between the two scenarios? It’s all about priorities. A […]

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Keep On Keeping On: Staying Motivated
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Keep On Keeping On: Staying Motivated

By Dolores Garza - Feb 07 2017


“Set your mind right” and “put your hope into action” are two entrepreneurial mantras that I left you with in my prior blog. Today, I’d like to check in with you as a reminder that no matter what occurs with your business endeavor you’ve got to get back in the swing of things because you […]