Putting Out Office Fires: Do You Fan The Flames?

  Are you a Catabolic or Anabolic Leader? Even sometimes? Catabolic leaders work in crisis mode. They put out fires, and deal with issues as they arise. This reactivity leads to stress, lack of focus, and a non-productive, frenzied type of atmosphere. They don’t think much about where they’re headed, and even if they do, the “big picture” gets lost...

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Tweet It! Finding Employment In 140 Characters Or Less

  Twitter long ago outgrew its juvenile roots as a monument to celebrity narcissism. What was once a forum for mind-numbingly mundane proclamations (“just brushed my teeth!! mmmm minty!!!!”) has become a new source, a marketing tool and even a leader of revolutions. The little social media that could has become a very big social media indeed, one that has...

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Podcasts: A Portable Radio For This Century

  Podcasts are an inexpensive and convenient way to learn, laugh and grow. Similar to gaining insights and inspiration from your favorite blogs and magazines, podcasts offer audio or video content for download via an online subscription. iTunes has a vast library of podcasts for free download, but you can also listen to episodes directly from the publisher’s website. One...

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A Super Food That’s Also Super Delicious

  This isn’t your mother’s mashed cauliflower! Studies consistently show that cruciferous vegetables like cauliflower and broccoli are life-lengthening super foods, but they’ve never been the most popular veggies at the party. That might change, however, with this mashed cauliflower makeover from our resident health coach, Samantha. Mashed Cauliflower Ingredients: 1 head organic cauliflower 1 cup chicken, beef or vegetable...

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Let Me Hear Your Body Talk: Making Sure Your Body Language Translates

  “It’s not what you say, but how you say it.” When you walk into an interview, you say a mouthful before you even introduce yourself. Experts agree that nonverbal communication – all those subtle messages we send to others without speaking – is just as important as verbal communication for displaying the necessary interview confidence and professionalism. You may...

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Deborah Farrington of Starvest Partners On Being Influential At The Board Level

Deborah Farrington is a founder and general partner of StarVest Partners, L.P., a New York City-based venture capital firm founded in 1998 (http://www.starvestpartners.com). She was named to the Forbes Midas 100 List of top venture capitalists in the United States in 2008, 2009 and 2011. In this video Deborah speaks with NEXT for Women (www.NEXTforWomen.com) about her experience sitting on...

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Alexis Left A Successful Career To Become A Solopreneur – And Lived To Tell About It. How She Did It.

From backpacking in Africa for six months to writing a book while living with her parents at age 27, Alexis is as experienced as she is accomplished. As a writer, journalist, social media strategist, and entrepreneur with a degree in journalism, she has worked with U.S. News & World Report, covering career and hiring trends and career strategy. However, five...

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Stop Playing The Middle Man: Learn To Communicate Directly

Ultimately the best way to communicate difficult messages with people in your work life is directly.  Communicating directly means approaching them and sharing your message face-to-face. Being indirect, by contrast, means speaking about them when not in their presence, or using a third party as an intermediary. The wisdom of communicating directly may seem obvious, yet I find communicating indirectly...

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