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Teamwork in its Truest Form

We’re all in this together! How many times have you heard those words, but saw no follow through when the so-called leader focused only on herself in the end? It’s unfortunate that more business leaders don’t practice what they preach and share the success with others. If you know a leader or team who could […]

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The Impact of Mentoring

Remember those words you heard years ago that stuck with you and changed your path, your future and who you are today? What an impact! I recently had the pleasure of teaching the inaugural year of Louisville’s Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!), and have been blown away by the impact it’s had on the young kids […]

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Credit Card Impact on “Entitled” Generation

One of the stereotypes used to describe the newest generation in the office is “entitled.” While many seasoned professionals think their younger workers use the phase “I deserve…” too often, I’d like to highlight one reason your young talent has gained this perspective. Thanks to the widespread adoption of credit cards for personal use in […]

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Networking: All Dressed Up, But No Where to Go

So you’re ready to expand your network and meet new people within your industry or community. But where do you find them? Below are some tips on how to find local networking activities in your area: Local Publications Check your local newspapers, magazines and websites. Grab a business newspaper or a trendy local magazine, whichever […]

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Career Transition: Where to Begin

People often ask me for advice when they’re trying to switch careers or enter a new field. Here are a few tips: Be sure your resume uses terms applicable to the industry you want to enter. If you’re transitioning from teaching to corporate training, for example, instead of using words like curriculum development, lesson planning […]

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Bridging the Newest Generational Gap

For the first time in US history, four generations now work in the same offices. As older employees delay retirement and companies hire the newly graduated 20-somethings (also known as Millennials or Generation Y), the generational gaps are widening. Below are some common accusations that experienced worker’s make regarding the youngest generation in the office. […]

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Dress for the Job You Want, Not the Job You Have

Great advice a mentor gave me when I was young. Those who give promotions want to know you can handle it and look the part, so performing well and dressing slightly above your current position can be a great way to stand out and prove your professional appearance abilities. Truth be told, I conduct myself […]

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Making Meetings Worth It

What’s the average salary cost for a meeting at your organization? How many hours per week do you and your colleagues spend in meetings? Optimizing your meetings could have a tremendous impact on your time available to be more productive at the office. Give these tips a try to get more out of your meetings […]

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Everyone Can (and Should) Network

Of course your skills and knowledge make you valuable to your employer, but never underestimate the value of a network as well. This world truly operates by the mantra of “who you know” and many non-networkers don’t see the value of knowing other professionals in their industry, particularly when they sit behind a desk all […]

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Never Stop Improving

Lowe’s hit the nail on the head with their slogan of “Never Stop Improving.” I can’t stress this motto enough in building your business acumen and professional career as well. We’re all so busy getting things done that it’s often tough to find time for personal and professional development, but I assure you that it […]

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