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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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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…

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First Weeks Abroad

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“Excuse me, …I believe you have my stapler…..” If you recall the ‘red stapler’ guy in the movie Office Space–the employee who was repeatedly demoted to a poorer and poorer workspace, from cubicle, to shared space, and eventually to a … More…