Career & Money

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Elizabeth Lions talks about the difference between confidence and arrogance at work. Self awareness can actually get you noticed for all the right reasons.

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Career & Money

The Art of Genuine Listening

Have you ever been talking to someone and felt they were not really listening to you? Perhaps their eyes glaze over, they are constantly checking their iPhone or they are frantically writing something down so they will be prepared to ‘interject’ and interrupt with their own juicy bit of insight or knowledge. To say this…

By Kristin Kaufman |
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Career & Money

Managing Your Career  in Today’s  Global Economy

Centered on Your Purpose and Passion Taking your first full time position after college graduation is a big accomplishment in today’s global economy.! Many of our young people obtain additional degrees and certifications in order to start their careers, as well as to climb the “ladder” as well. Being a maturing Baby Boomer, our job…

By Marilyn Suey |
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Career & Money

Why Goal Setting is Important: A Childhood Story of Perseverance

“The trouble with not having a goal is that you can spend your life running up and down the field and never score.”  -Bill Copeland This quote is one that really hit home with me.  As a teenager, I had a monster-sized dream of making the USA Olympic Tennis Team, specifically the 1992 team going…

By Kimberly Sulfridge |
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Career & Money

Five Reasons Why It Is Time for Universal Day Care

Did you know that we almost got affordable, high-quality universal day care in the United States in 1971? Katha Pollitt writes in the New York Times that bipartisan legislation, the Comprehensive Child Development Act of 1971, was passed by both houses of Congress—and vetoed by President Richard Nixon. Nixon’s veto resulted from pressure by the…

By Dr. Anne Litwin |

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Career & Money

Sitting Made Simple with Melissa Wolfe

Plaid:  So, who is Melissa Wolfe? Where did you grow up? Go to school? What was your career before SMS®? What prompted you to change course? Melissa: I was born in St. Louis, MO, where my parents were both born, raised and all their families lived. My dad, working for the VA Hospital, got transferred…

By Sarah Webb |
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Career & Money

How Executive Men View Executive Women In Meetings

Elizabeth Lions talks about how women are really perceived at work – and how to make adjustments in your own career

By Elizabeth Lions |
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Career & Money

Living in the “Real World” and Charting Your Career Path

Many of my clients have lamented about a broken system in their company, or the riddle of politics which hinders their upward progression. They admit to frustration and a desire to ‘change’ the way it works. Well, here’s a newsflash; unless you are the CEO, and often even that position doesn’t give you the power…

By Kristin Kaufman |
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Career & Money

7 Tips to Reduce Stress…that cost NOTHING!

As many come back from a Spring Break vacation, the lovely spring days will seem far away when the stresses of every day work life pile up on us again. We have all been there; when there just aren’t enough hours in a day. When office politics threaten our sense of security and ability to…

By Kristin Kaufman |