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Tips for the Aspiring Solo Traveler

Every woman should embark on a solo travel journey at least once in her life. Whether it’s backpacking in Thailand or simply visiting a new city and enjoying a weekend getaway. Traveling alone could bring a piece of mind, new experiences, and even a new way of thinking. I’ve had so many solo travel experiences […]

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5 Signs It's Time to Leave Your Job

We’ve all heard the saying, “Do something you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life”. While part of that is true, there are other things besides passion that you should have fulfilled in your professional career. For example, potential advancements and skill growth. Wanting to quit your job doesn’t […]

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20 Must-Have Flight Essentials

Like most, I love traveling but I hate the traveling process. The long check-in lines at the airports, long flights and possible delays, and even the close seating inside the plane drives me nuts! Although traveling has it’s cons, I wouldn’t trade it in for the world. To make my trip a bit more enjoyable, […]

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How To Create A Key Documents Binder

A young friend of mine recently passed away and her poor parents were, in the midst of their crippling grief, completely incapable of accessing her documents and records. It was a not-so-gentle reminder that we all need to organize our key documents in such a way that we can find them when we need them. […]

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Are You Coachable?

In a recent article I wrote, No I Don’t Want to Mentor You. Let Me Tell You Why, I chronicled a list of reasons why the mentor-mentee relationship can be difficult. The response to the piece was overwhelmingly positive. However, there were a few folks that were uncomfortable with the tone of the article. They said […]

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55 Ways to Spring Clean Your Life and Work

While some people like making New Year’s Resolutions, I love spring cleaning. There is something about putting away the winter clothes and opening up the house after a long winter that makes me feel fresh and new. That desire for renewal touches every aspect of my life, including work. Here are 50 ways to clear […]

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Stop Doing The Office Housework

Our co-worker Celia is having a baby. Another co-worker Linda is planning Celia’s baby shower and going desk to desk in the office signing up volunteers for the potluck. Next week she’ll be asking us all to sign the card. I’m happy for Celia. Her baby is going to be adorable and she’s going to […]

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How To Get Back In The Workplace

When you've been out of the workplace for any significant length of time it can be daunting to figure out how to reenter. Maybe you've been home with the kids or experienced a layoff. No matter what the cause, there are a few important things to consider before jumping back into the fray. Google yourself- […]

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No. I don’t want to mentor you. Let me tell you why.

When you’ve been working as an executive as long as I have, you are often approached to be a mentor. Behind closed doors, my friends and I swap stories about mentees that have gotten those requests all wrong. There are a few fatal conditions that are death to a successful mentor-mentee relationship. Let me pull […]

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Congratulations, you got the job! Now what?

Woohoo, you did it! You've got the job and now you're wondering what to do next. Well we've got some great advice for starting with a new organization. Bonnie Scherry discusses first steps when starting your new job. Judy Le gives her take on establishing credibility at a new company. Khaliah Guillory talks about the […]

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