Deleting the Mumbo Jumbo And Negotiating Without The Ambiguity

Precision in speaking is as important in work settings as precision in writing. Master this simple yet powerful way of bringing clarity of speaking to the everyday task of negotiating requests, and you will be more effective at getting things done.     Making a clear request Saying, “Can you get this done for me?,” while waving a sheaf of...

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Whitney Leipzig of PopChips on Why Even Managers Are Truck Drivers at Start-Ups

Whitney Leipzig is the northeast marketing manager at PopChips (http://www.popchips.com/), a manufacturer of healthy, delicious, and all-natural bags of chips for people to snack on. In this video Whitney talks to NEXT for Women about the process of going from a start-up to a success. She states some very important steps that include: doing what needs to be done, making...

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The Stranger Within – Getting Over Fear and Finding Your Inner Friend

I just finished reading Beryl Markham’s book, West with the Night. It’s the story of a British woman raised in rural Kenya, who learns to fly an airplane in the 1930’s. High-spirited, gutsy, she leads a life of adventure, swooping across remotest Africa. Here’s the passage that I absolutely loved—such insight into her bravery—which comes nearly at the end: You can live a...

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When The Hole Is Not The Whole

  From my mother, I inherited a buzzing sense of dread and the tendency to ignore blatantly unpleasant facts. From Dad, I received guilt, a distrust of others, and an intensity of personality that could knock a buzzard off a shit wagon. Without meaning to, my parents taught me to suppress my feelings, to put on a happy face for...

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Bigelow Tea’s Cindi Bigelow on Lessons in Tenacity

Cindi Bigelow is the president of Bigelow Tea. Bigelow Tea (http://www.bigelowtea.com) is a family owned company, whose goal is to produce the best cup of tea possible. One tactic used it to overwrap and seal the tea bag in a fresh foil packet, so that the flavor stays until one is ready to drink a cup of tea. In this...

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Why Women are the Glue of the Developing World with Peter Thum of Ethos Water & Fonderie 47

Peter Thum is the founder of Ethos Water and Fonderie 47. Ethos Water (http://www.ethos-water.com/) is a brand of bottled water with a social mission of helping children get clean water. Fonderie 47 (http://fonderie47.com/) takes confiscated AK-47 rifles from the Democratic Republic of Congo and transforms them into ornate accessories. In this video Peter talks to NEXT for Women about women...

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Six Qualities to Consider When Choosing a Mate

I used to think that the women of my generation were guilty of being non-selective when it came to choosing a mate.  That any warm body that paid us a little attention could end up walking us down the aisle.  After watching my daughter and her girlfriends, newly graduated from college, I see that things haven’t really changed much. Beyond...

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Smarties’ Sarah Dee on Hanging Tough in Negotiations

Owned and operated by three generations of the Dee family, Smarties (http://www.smarties.com/) is America’s favorite candy roll. Vice President of Operations Sarah Dee talks about how confidence is key in the workplace. Be confident in yourself and your strengths and make sure people know you have the knowledge and drive.

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Susan Shor of Eileen Fisher on Having Multiple Mentors

Susan Shor is the Chief Culture Officer & Facilitating Leader at Eileen Fisher (http://www.eileenfisher.com/), an American clothing retailer, known for the simplicity of clothing and the use of non-traditional models. In this video Susan talks to NEXT for Women about the importance of mentors and how the more one develops in their give career, the more an individual is open...

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