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What Kind of Boss Are You Going to Be?

Today’s post, “Everything I Know About Business, Started With My Dad”,  is from a friend and former colleague, Kathy Meyer.  This first ran in “Nokia People”, Nokia’s Internal Employee Magazine in August of 2001, Volume 52, Page 34.  It  was her first published article. Things you should know about Kathy: She has an incredibly dry [...]

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Lesson from Rachel Dolezal

Sometimes career-related lessons can be learned from watching the news. Today’s lesson is from Rachel Dolezal, and it’s a big one: Don’t Lie.  The truth has a way of coming to the surface and when it does, you’ll wish you had been truthful from the beginning. Ms. Dolezal recently resigned her position with the Spokane [...]

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A Phone Call Changes Everything

The past week has been tough; it always is when a loved one is in the hospital.  The post below is a rerun from 2013 and it’s similar to what I’m going through now.  This is a great reminder of what’s really important, even when work is swirling out of control or we’ve had a bad day [...]

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Lesson from The Bachelorette: The Follow-Up

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Job hunting is a lot like dating. There really should be a reality show about this. Wait, there is – The Bachelorette.  It’s the ultimate interview experience. What a train wreck. I can’t imagine putting myself through such a dating fiasco in front of millions. Yet [...]

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Her Name Was Velma

We never knew her by name, but we saw her every Sunday. She was our last point of contact as we left Sam’s after our weekly shopping trip. She recognized us too, knowing that we would always have at least one rotisserie chicken in our cart, possibly some paper products, dog treats and maybe a [...]

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Girl Power

  This post first appeared in May of 2013, and I wanted to run it again to remind us of the importance of building not only our business networks but also our personal support systems.  We need to support each other as we build our careers or search for jobs!    One of the benefits of [...]