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  • Learn From Mistakes to Avoid Mistakes

    Corporate America - and many other types of institutions - are migrating away from the age-old flow charts that show responsibilities and supervision traveling from the top to the bottom.

    Instead in recent years, there has been a move toward creating work groups that attack particular...

  • Ergonomics for a More Efficient Office

     When it comes to organizing and decorating your office space,everything from color schemes, furniture design and the location of the space all come into play when designing your space. But, in addition to the aesthetics, you should also consider ergonomics.

    In a nutshell, ergonomics...

  • Five Essentials Before You Get Pregnant

    Before taking the plunge into pregnancy and parenthood, wait a second — or month or two, at least — to plan and prepare for a happy, healthy experience. Life will never be the same once you're a parent, so knock these items off your list before you add the title mom to your resume:

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  • Limiting The Cost and Burden Of Your Brush With the Law

    Being arrested is a huge wake-up call. And, contrary to popular belief, it really can happen to anyone. It might be a small—or big—mistake or bad decision like an injury-causing driving infraction or DUI that’s gotten you or your child mixed up with the judicial system. What may have seemed like...

  • The Benefits of Networking, Keeping Things Confidential, Dress for Success

    Dear Reader,

    Are you tapping into your network when you need advice, career guidance or help with getting a new job?  Many of us are shy about asking colleagues or friends for help.  Don’t be.  But remember networking is a two-way street. ...

  • Swallowing Your Pride To Improve Your Business

    As a savvy (and potentially type A) business woman, you probably have a hard time relinquishing control when it comes to your business. Your business is, after all, your baby. You came up with the idea, nurtured it, built a business around it from the ground up. You know it inside and...

  • Playing by the rules; making real life connections

    Dear Reader,

    It’s May and Memorial Day will be celebrated in the US in a few weeks.  That reminds me of an old rule in my family; never wear white shoes before Memorial Day or after Labor Day.  It’s a silly rule.  I realize that now but I kept it for more years than I’d like to admit...

  • This Is Real Life: How to Connect Offline with Your Online Contacts

    Technology has played an interesting role in our lives: It's provided tools to help us get connected and closer to each other, but often we just end up hiding behind them.

    Time Magazine recently reported stated that nearly 40 percent of us socialize online more than we do face-to-face...

  • Mastering a Balance: Life, Work, and Pursuit of Happiness

    Do you feel like you’re doing the same the humdrum tasks day in and day out? If you do it, may be time to consider your options including getting an advanced degree,. Today, an associate’s or bachelor’s degree is good to have, but with the country still struggling economically  those degrees...

  • Lessons from Success: What Can We Learn from the New Jackie Robinson Bio-Pic

    The new Jackie Robinson bio-pic,”42”, which opened this past weekend, has attracted a large cross-section of folks—men and  women, young and old folks.  The movie, by highly respected filmmaker Brian Helgeland, was last weekend’s top grossing film at $27.3 million. What business lessons can we...

  • Homage to Strong Women, Creating a Personal Brand

    "If you want something said, ask a man. If you want something done, ask a woman" – Margaret Thatcher, former British prime minister

    Margaret Thatcher, known as the Iron Lady for her no-nonsense tough approach to governing, didn’t spend her life trying to please people. ...

  • Travel Tips for Business Women

    Traveling regularly as a business women can be difficult without the right tools. As you travel around the country or the world, it is important to have things with you that will help you along your journey. Electronics, accessories to make charging easier, copies of your passport...

  • Stress Management for Workers in Helping Professions

     

    CareerCast.com lists several helping professions among its Top 10 Most Stressful Jobs. For example, in 2013 public service jobs like military member, firefighter and police officer were mentioned in the list. Other stressful jobs include social worker, nurse, physician and educator...

  • Lesson in Success: Ursula Burns--From Projects to Penthouse

    If you're looking for inspiration or a role model than consider Ursula Burns. Burns is an inspiration for those looking to climb the corporate ladder, and a shining example of someone who accomplished her...

  • How to Create Your Personal Brand

     

    Creating a personal brand is a wise first step in building a career path that will be both enjoyable and a good fit for your interests, skills and personality. The concept behind building a personal brand is simple: When you know what makes you tick, what personality type you have,...

  • How to Reconcile Technology and Sustainable Living through Social Entrepreneurship and Networking

    Hearing the terms technology and sustainable living often makes people think of two mutually exclusive ideas. However, these terms don't have to be completely foreign to one another. In fact, through social entrepreneurship and networking, it's easy to see how technology can very much be a...

  • What Makes a Happy Worker? 5 Key Contributors to Employee Satisfaction

     

    What do you want from your new job? A corner office? Flexitime? A short commute? Job searchers often think certain factors are the most important when looking at potential positions. In addition to obvious things such as money, overall job satisfaction can’t be overlooked. However,...

  • How to Prepare Yourself for Going Back to School

     

    Are you ready to be a mature student? Whether you started working straight out of high school or you joined the military, it may be difficult to gear yourself up to go back to school after having been out for a while. This article will provide tips on transitioning back to student...

  • The Importance of Goals

    Dear Reader,

    When you leave the house you usually have a destination in mind. In the same way as we think about our careers we should also have a destination, These are goals.

    There are two kinds of goals--the long-range goals and short-term goals. The long-range goals are...

  • Mayer Dictates End of Work-from-Home Policy for Yahoo: Your Thoughts?

    Marissa Mayer, Yahoo’s CEO, has stirred the media, blogosphere and tech worlds with her edict that employees may no longer work remotely.  Her message: either work from the Yahoo offices or quit. Many have expressed surprise and outrage since tech and internet companies like Yahoo have been...

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