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Would You Take This Dream Job?

Would You Take This Dream Job?

The following situation (or something substantially similar) actually exists in real life.  How close is this to your dream job, or is it pretty much the opposite? The Job: Congratulations.  You have been chosen to start work at our...

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5 Ideas For Keeping Your Composure

5 Ideas For Keeping Your Composure

Keeping your composure when you feel safe is easy.  The question is how to regain and retain it when you are no longer in your comfort zone, when you feel out of your element.  Add pressure to any situation (speed it up, raise the stakes,...

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Are We Creating Unhappy Women?

Are We Creating Unhappy Women?

A friend of mine is terribly worried that our next generation of high-achieving women may be destined for unhappiness because they will have difficulty in finding husbands.  Are our self-affirming messages to today’s smart, capable young women...

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She's Inspiring At 69

She's Inspiring At 69

Have you heard about Mamyrock, the new British DJ who is taking Europe by storm?  (TimesOnline:  http://bit.ly/bY7XBm)She happens to be a 69-year old grandmother and former “trailing spouse” who started this new career just a handful of years ago.  How...

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What Goes Around Comes Around

What Goes Around Comes Around

Yesterday morning, someone lashed out at me verbally, including some unkind statements and a veiled threat.  He was upset because something I inadvertently had done while helping a third person was causing him delay on his journey.  Without...

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Is It Okay To Say “That’s So Gay”?

Is It Okay To Say “That’s So Gay”?

Chatting with friends yesterday evening, one fellow parent related that her 15-year old son (let’s call him Jack, which is not his real name) had been reprimanded by his teacher for saying, “you’re so gay” to a classmate. As a straight-A...

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Changing Careers?

Changing Careers?

Changing one’s career path takes initiative, and often it’s not straightforward. However, the end result is worth the effort – it’s just a matter of getting from here to there. Based on my own recent experience in changing careers, the...

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This Year's Best New Year Resolutions

This Year's Best New Year Resolutions

I was having lunch with friends last week and the topic of New Year resolutions came up. I defiantly (or more accurately, defensively) stated that I hadn't "bothered" to come up with any: I never seem to make any worth sticking to or else end...

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Are Boardroom Quotas A Good Idea?

Are Boardroom Quotas A Good Idea?

France is joining Norway by adopting the quota approach for achieving gender parity on Boards. ForbesWoman/Forbes.com has asked for views on whether the US should follow suit, and heated debate has ensued -- and keep in mind this is a LinkedIn...

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How Can They Be Sure?*

How Can They Be Sure?*

Highly educated young women are reportedly intending to opt out of the career achievement cycle. Is this next generation of women taking too much for granted, or are they wiser than we think?It was not that long ago that women finally won the right to vote...

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