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Office Politics

Episode #125: How to Win in Corporate Fight Club

Episode #125: How to Win in Corporate Fight Club Conflict is necessary in business. A natural question that you may have is, “Well, if conflict is necessary in business, HOW DO I WIN?” Life is short, so let’s have a little fun with this uncomfortable topic. In this episode, I break down the rules and […]

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Episode #121: The One Thing a Leader Should Never, Ever Do

Episode #121: The One Thing a Leader Should Never, Ever Do I simply can’t give you advice about building your leadership presence without giving you one big, fat warning. There is one misstep that I must caution you against. As you build your professional reputation, there is one thing a leader should never, ever do. […]

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Episode #117: Overconfidence Can Be a Career Killer

Episode #117: Overconfidence Can Be a Career Killer Since childhood, most of us have been fed healthy doses of pep talks to help us build our confidence. Once we start our careers, we are bombarded with articles, seminars, and messaging encouraging us to be confident women. All of this girl-power & girl-boss energy is a […]

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Episode #116: A Healthy Reframing of Feedback

Episode #116: A Healthy Reframing of Feedback I’m willing to bet that even seeing the word “feedback” you had some kind of emotional reaction. Maybe it made you smile because you are used to hearing praise. But, for most folks, I’m willing to bet it gave you an uncomfortable twinge in the pit of your […]

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Episode #115: Give Your Work Goals a Glow Up

Episode #115: Give Your Work Goals a Glow Up! Most people dread work performance reviews. Not you. You see the opportunities that performance reviews give you. You’re not going to just check the box and create professional goals that you think your boss wants to hear. Oh no, you are going to seize this moment […]

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Episode #105: How to Share Your Wins with Your Boss

Episode #105: How to Share Your Wins with Your Boss All month long, we’re focused on the critical topic of raising your visibility in your workplace. Yes, I’ve told you that you need to be your own PR person. Now I’m going to get into the “how”. How you share your wins with your boss […]

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Episode #104: The Rockstar Move That Will Get You Noticed

Episode #104: The Rockstar Move That Will Get You Noticed All November long, we’re going to be focused on the critical topic of raising your visibility in your workplace. This week, I bring you a real-world tactic to help you accomplish just that. No matter what your role. No matter what your company. There is […]

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Episode #103: Be Your Own PR Person

Episode #103: Be Your Own PR Person It can be tough to get noticed in corporate America. In most cases, this isn’t intentional. It’s not a conspiracy against you. The truth is it’s easy to get lost in the organizational layers. How do you get noticed in that kind of environment? It’s simple. You have […]

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Episode #91: 4 Easy Ways to Stand Out as a Star at Your Workplace

Episode #91: 4 Easy Ways to Stand Out as a Star at Your Workplace We all want to stand out at the workplace and have our efforts noticed. Ultimately, we know that in order to advance in our career path, we need to take the big swings at challenging opportunities and find ways to meaningful […]

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Episode #83: Is It Possible to Reset a Relationship at Work?

Episode #83: Is It Possible to Reset a Relationship at Work? One of the wonderful things about working in Corporate America is that you have the chance to work with people with many different perspectives, personalities, and preferences. But, let’s be honest. All of those different personalities can also one of the most challenging aspects […]

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Episode #82: How to Build Your Network While Working at Home

Episode #82: How to Build Your Network While Working at Home Networking. We know it’s something we should do…but let’s be honest, the thought of it is just exhausting. And now that we’ve been working at home for a year? It feels impossible! It’s time for you to let go of the notion that you […]

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Episode #81: The 3 Most Powerful Corporate Phrases

Episode #81: The 3 Most Powerful Corporate Phrases Corporate America has its own subtle language. This corporate-speak was born out of careful politeness, and much of it sounds like nonsense. But, some of these phrases are powerful tools for your arsenal. Allow me to be your Urban Dictionary of the workplace and break down the […]

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Episode #80: Take Back Control of Your Day

Episode #80: Take Back Control of Your Day At the end of the day, do you look at the clock and wonder where the time went? Do you look back and feel like you didn’t accomplish anything meaningful? If you regularly feel this way, you have lost control of your calendar.  In this episode, I’ll […]

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Episode #78: How to Deal with Bad Feedback at Work

Episode #78: How to Deal with Bad Feedback at Work It’s performance review season. For better or worse, you are about to receive official feedback on how you are doing at your current workplace. Although we Type-A personalities know that we are killing it, chances are we are going to receive some constructive feedback that […]

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Episode #76: How to Uplevel Your Professional Goals

Episode #76: How to Uplevel Your Professional Goals It’s time to stop playing small. If your work goals are solely focused on building your own skills and experience, you are getting it wrong. There’s a winning formula that will help you craft goals to get you noticed, and I’m sharing it with you here and […]

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Episode #68: Yes, You Can Speak Up & Be the Brave One

Episode #68: Yes, You Can Speak Up & Be the Brave One In Corporate America, groupthink is one of the surest pathways to failure. Sadly, it’s all too prevalent in a world of middle managers and complicated power structures. Want to stand out as an up-and-coming leader? Be the brave one who speaks up. In […]

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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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