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In business there is always talk about adding value. The term value-add has been used in several industries from finance to manufacturing but the premise is the same. When you take something that already exists (a product, a service or your role...
A job search can be tedious. Daunting. Boring. Scary. And necessary! You have made the decision (or maybe someone else made it for you) to find that next great job. You have taken steps to move things forward but you...
I recently complimented my assistant on her totally cute skirt and top and she remarked that’s it’s the most comfortable thing she has that she could wear to work that isn’t pajamas. And this got me thinking about inclusion and...
I’m not a church-going gal but I am a faith gal. Being an entrepreneur pretty much requires that you need to have faith…trust…that things are going to work out to your benefit. The same is true when you are considering making...
I am not great at celebrating work milestones. I get very focused on what I am doing and forget about all that is being accomplished along the way. I knew this was a leadership quality I wanted to improve upon...
  Happy May! May we talk about bias? I recently led a workshop on Emotional Intelligence (EQ) based off the book by Travis Bradberry and Jean Greaves. If you have never taken their EQ assessment let me explain. The basic...
Hell no! I would never climb up the side of mountain without ropes, a parachute, spikes, perfect weather and a net to catch me when I fall! So, when I was watching the Oscar-winning movie Free Solo, it was all I could...
I recently went to moms’ weekend at my daughter’s college. No surprise, that got me thinking about my college days at the University of Texas. College was So Much Fun. No significant worries. Listening to music down on 6th street,...