Ugh, Networking

Ugh, Networking   For so many years, I’ve had this aversion to the type of networking that occurs in many of the professional organizations – the kind of place where you have your business cards handy, smoothly carry your wine…
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Workplace Challenge: Navigating Workplace Tension with a Supervisor

Workplace Challenge: My friend Hannah, who works for a large medical device company, recently called to discuss a difficult situation at work.  She has a supervisor who is both driven and difficult to pin down, who expects a lot but…
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8 Ways People Give Power Away and What They Can Do About It

8-4-17 Been thinking a lot about power and influence, and what it represents in the variety of relationships we attend to at home, in the community, and at work. For many years, I had shied away from these concepts –…
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Feedback & Executive Presence: Building Your Foundation of Confidence

“A crisis is an opportunity riding the dangerous wind.”  – Chinese Proverb Let’s be honest:  real feedback often generates a crisis response within us.  We can talk about how it is a gift, and it truly is, but in the…
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Bad Decision Or Calculated Risk? A Story About Navigating Transition.

6-17-17 Back in 2013, I quit my job without having another one in hand. I had taken out loans to pay for my Master’s Program, we had very little runway, a fair amount of debt, but I did it anyway.…
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