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Office Politics

Episode #63: Real-World Project Management Tips & Tricks

Episode #63: Real-World Project Management Tips & Tricks There are basic project management principles that will help you get ahead in corporate America. These principles will make you a better leader and help you stand out for all of the right reasons. In this episode, I’ll break down project management tips and tricks for the […]

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Episode #59: How to Share Political Views Wisely on Social Media

Episode #59: How to Share Political Views Wisely on Social Media It’s an important election season during one of the most tumultuous years in recent history. These days, it seems like everyone is shouting their political opinions on social media. The simple fact is how you present yourself on social media matters. Before you share […]

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Episode #49: The Right & Wrong Way to Decline a Meeting Request

It’s important to defend your calendar and be deliberate with the meeting invites that you accept.

But, there is a right way and a wrong way to decline a meeting request.

Done well, you demonstrate critical thinking skills and everyday leadership.

And…when it’s not done well, you come off as lazy or irresponsible.

Let’s make sure you are putting your best foot forward.

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Episode #48: You Survived a Layoff. Now What?

Living through a layoff is one of the most stressful things you can go through.

You feel blessed to have made the cut, but your head & heart feels tangled with a complex web of emotions.

How do you push through and actually get anything done when you feel this way?

In this episode, I share with you my own personal story and the lessons that I learned the hard way.

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Episode #37: How to Keep It Real (& Professional) on Social Media

Episode #37: How to Keep It Real (& Professional) on Social Media Remember how much fun social media used to be? A great night out on the town with friends? Every toast & round of drinks was documented. A meme that hilariously reminded you of that one person that got on your last nerves? It […]

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Episode #31: How to Effectively Work with Less Motivated Co-Workers

Episode #31: How to Effectively Work with Less Motivated Co-Workers We high-achievers tend to hang out in packs. We are simply drawn to other Type-A personalities. People who get stuff done. Hey, if it was up to us, everyone on our team would be a badass. We’d conquer the world together! But, the reality is […]

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Episode #24: The Secret to My Career Success

Episode #24: The Secret to My Career Success With the benefit of many years of hindsight, I can now see that there’s been one clear secret behind my professional success. The secret is a simple concept. I’ll share the secret with you, by telling you the story of my career path. I graduated from college […]

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Episode #22: How to Gracefully Humblebrag

Episode #22: How to Gracefully Humblebrag You know you’ve been killing it at work. You’ve upped your game. You’re making strides towards smashing your professional goals. The results must speak for themselves, right? Not necessarily. Your stellar may be noticed by the right people, or they may not be noticed at all. You can’t trust […]

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Episode #21: How to Navigate Holiday Gift-Giving at the Office

Episode #21: How to Navigate Holiday Gift-Giving at the Office It’s the holiday season. The calendar is packed with different holidays and reasons to celebrate that serve to remind us that life is pretty darn sweet. But, sometimes navigating holiday traditions such as gift-giving can get a little tricky, especially in the workplace. I can’t […]

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Episode #20: The Unfortunate Truth about Office Holiday Parties

Episode #20: The Unfortunate Truth about Office Holiday Parties That holiday spirit is contagious. It even catches all across corporate America! Your cube-mates have strung holiday lights, cookies and treats are everywhere, and even the grumpiest co-workers seem a little more pleasant this time of year. The peak of the office holiday season is the […]

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Episode #19: Everyday Gratitude Is Good for Your Career

Episode #19: Everyday Gratitude Is Good for Your Career It’s Thanksgiving week! Right about now, anyone with a social media feed is getting barraged by hand-lettered graphics reminding us to “be thankful” and “count our blessings.” But, let’s be honest. When these messages are being delivered by artfully curated Instagram accounts that want to sell […]

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Episode #14: How to Start a Women’s Group at Your Workplace

Episode #14: How to Start a Women’s Group at Your Workplace One of the most rewarding and inspiring things I’ve done in my career is leading a women’s group at my company. I never set out to lead it. My journey started with my desire to connect with other women to discuss professional challenges unique […]

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Episode #13: Why You Need a Power Squad

Episode #13: Why You Need a Power Squad There’s a powerful quote from motivational speaker Jim Rohn that I’d like to share with you. “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” Jim Rohn This quote has been repeated, paraphrased and recycled many times by countless sources over the […]

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Episode #12: How to Pursue Another Internal Position (Without Pissing Off Your Boss)

Episode #12: How to Pursue Another Internal Position (Without Pissing Off Your Boss) The world is full of opportunities. Many times, your next best step can very well be available at the company where you are already employed. Internal jobs get posted on official boards, recruitment emails with lists of available positions are sent, and […]

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Episode #10: Use Your Down Time for Career Advancement

Episode #10: Use Your Down Time for Career Advancement You find yourself with a little time on your hands. Maybe a bunch of scheduled meetings disappeared. Or your project is stuck in a holding pattern. Or the rest of your team is out on holiday. You can fritter this time away on social media, online […]

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