Cindi Bigelow of Bigelow Tea on Being Sincere to Your Core

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. In this video Cindi talks to NEXT for Women about sincerity and giving a piece of yourself everyday. This can range from admitting mistakes to asking for someone’s help.

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Scared To Deliver Feedback? Don’t Be.

“Wow, no one ever told me.” This phrase has been uttered by too many people in the working world. Wouldn’t you agree? Have you ever said it?   It continues to amaze me that leaders can’t or don’t choose to provide difficult feedback when an employee isn’t performing to expectations. How many employees do you believe were surprised over the...

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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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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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8 Weeks To Possibility – Week Three: Mantras and Gratitude

  Mantras?  As in, chanting?  Really?  Actually, no.  Most of us already have mantras that we repeat to ourselves, even if we’re unaware of them.  Remember Lisa from Week 1?  Her mantra was that good things in life weren’t going to happen for her, and she’d practiced it and was living by it.  Lisa’s mantra was really a limiting belief...

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Is Your Workplace Evolving with Millennials?

  In the workplace, it’s sometimes easy to spot the generational gaps that can occur when 20-somethings are mixed in with 30- and 40-somethings. It can be as subtle as an overheard conversation among senior managers about the “entitled” Millennial generation, or as in-your-face as high turnover rates for junior positions. Once companies face the facts – that Millennials are...

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Measure Your Smiles

Measure your smile? That’s right. Women leaders and North Americans doing business abroad should be aware of how often and under which circumstances they show those pearly whites. Why?   As Carol Kinsey Goman, PhD. writes in Ten Body Language Mistakes Women Leaders Make, if a woman leader wants to appear credible, influential and sure of herself, she must understand the nonverbal...

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8 Weeks To Possibility – Week One: Getting Connected

  You know the feeling.  We all do.  It’s the sense that we’re off track from our path, not quite in our groove.  Maybe our career isn’t right, or our friends.  We know we want things to be different, but we might not see how to make that happen. Over the next 8 weeks, we’ll explore several tools and techniques...

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