Open Letter to Bridezilla and Her Motherzilla – Or, Lesson Learned: We must invest our heartbeats wisely.

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Invest your heartbeats wisely. Apples don’t fall far from their trees. I spent my weekend with a tree and an apple that were abusive to me, and to my sister, in return for us giving up our busy adult/mother/wife/business lives, buying plane … More…

“Sorry, no promotions available” the aloof exec says from atop her yacht…

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No promotions available you say? You’ve heard this before, right? “No promotions available.” You’ve been working as a manager, for example, for years but have experience, skills and expertise of a senior manager. Your large employer has been through a lot … More…

Diversity – Remind me again why we’re always talking about it?

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Diversity, diversity, diversity. When you say a word too many times, it starts to sound like an alien word. It loses its meaning in your head, doesn’t it? Does that ever happen with the word “diversity?” Do we use it … More…

Work-life balance: What not to read if you are going to achieve your goals

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This post is a follow-on to this article about detaching from the expectation that you can achieve every goal on your personal to-do list. There’s a danger in allowing your list of goals to grow, often based on external influences … More…

Work-life balance: Do one thing well, and forgive yourself the rest

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Work-life balance isn’t about doing everything well at once. It’s about making choices, and loving yourself despite C-minus performance in some categories. When managing a life, a career, and a household of any size, each one of us struggles to … More…

Government Orgs Must Party to Compete

All organizations compete for good people. If our government’s organizations can’t offer their employees a few live meetings with a little fun, how can they win the war for the trustworthy and talented? I don’t want to look like a … More…

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Welcome to BizDecoder.com. BizDecoder.com delivers genuine, unfiltered conversations on the business that happens between the lines. From career advancement to the consumer impacts of corporate decisions, BizDecoder goes deeper into watercooler conversations to bring forth the realities. Getting real about what really motivates people … More…

Rich Girl, Poor Girl – Competing for careers

Careers: Pucker up and you may win the prize.

Rich Girl, Poor Girl, Competing on the Career Path This is a true story. One girl, whom we’ll call Rich Girl, was born to a 1%-er wealthy family. Another girl, whom we’ll call Poor Girl, was born to a family … More…

Adapting to change is the name of the game in career management

Yet many workers are confused about the rules of the game… When employees realize that the name of the game in career management is not ‘do your work well,’ it sometimes comes as a shock. The game is, rather, ‘constantly ensure … More…

Catch more flies by delivering the genuine you

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There is a degree of posturing required to survive most roles within any career, from prime minister to newly-hired coffee runner. Posturing is about taking a stance that conveys a message, and then with a little extra effort, looking ultra-comfortable, … More…

60-second life savers – The stealth workout for tough days in work and life

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When life robs you of your time to exercise, you can steal a little back without breaking a sweat. Whether you are a working professional or stay-at-home parent, staying fit is a vital part of your ability to survive. In … More…

Your social media profile picture: To be …updated… or not to be, that is the question

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Social media profile pictures. I avoid them. Why? Because they don’t age, but I do. In a way, posting a profile picture starts the countdown to a lie. Only on the day that the picture is taken does it represent … More…