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What Millennials Want

In 2025, Millennials will make up 75% of the global workforce. We are literally taking over. That alone has your boss’s attention. No matter how drastic our views may seem to the old guard, they are finally gearing up for the inevitable impact our generation is about to have. So how are we hoping to […]

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The Problem with Problems & No Solution

Early in my career, I would take a problem to my boss and say, “We’ve got a problem. What do you want me to do?” It didn’t take long for him to train me to stop bringing problems to his office without also bringing at least one potential solution. He explained that I was actually […]

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Think Before You Speak…Always

Before you open your mouth, it is unbelievably important to think about how your message could be perceived – particularly in the business world. I learned this one the hard way. At the ambitious age of 22, in my first month working at a small non-profit, I was happily pitching in to help with the […]

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Get Up and Walk Over There!

I get it. Email is easier. It’s on MY time, then the other person can respond when THEY have time. I get it. Too bad ‘convenient’ isn’t always the best method, huh? The Best Method Go talk to them. Literally. Get out of your chair and walk over to their offices or cubes, ask if […]

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Don’t Be Taken Advantage of (for Too Long)

Before we get started, for those of you who ever use the phrase, “that’s not in my job description,” this blog doesn’t apply to you. This blog is for those who knowingly or unknowingly allow others to fill their plates to an unmanageable level…and typically those who have trouble saying ‘no.’ (If that’s you, keep […]

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The Real Question: Who Knows You?

We all know the mantra, “It’s not what you know, but who you know.” But the truth is that it’s not who you know, but WHO KNOWS YOU! Just because you know people, meaning you know they exist and what titles they have, or you’ve met them at an event, or you have a mutual friend, […]

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Keeping It All In Perspective

That’s me and my new husband!  *smile* Sorry for my recent absence, but thanks to some great friends and business partners, I was able to enjoy my wedding week and honeymoon as every bride should…worry-free regarding work! It’s Not Life or Death – For Most It’s so important that throughout our lives we keep everything […]

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Women’s Equality Day – August 26th

As we celebrate Women’s Equality Day, take a moment to pay tribute to those amazing women who created the well-paved paths we have in front of us now, ladies! Never forget the pioneers, including Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, who were instrumental in obtaining the women’s right to vote. Slideshow by SFGate: www.sfgate.com/news/article/Women-s-Equality-Day-Historic-moments-in-the-4753757.php#photo-5078718

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Rewarding Generation ME

Lots of folks have called the Millennials (33 & under) the “ME” Generation due to their narcissistic tendencies, but truth be told, every generation is the “ME” generation. Commonality We all want to be a valued contributor and we all like being rewarded in a way that’s meaningful to us as individuals. Trouble is, that […]

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Hold Yourself Accountable – Track Your Time

Track Your Involvement and Time As mentioned in the Know Your Value post, it’s important to track your involvement and success related to specific projects. I challenge you to go a step further and track your time spent on those projects as well. Use a System It doesn’t matter what system you use, but be […]

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