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16 Oct17:24
16 Oct17:24
Oct 2017
Oct 2017
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Conversation: A Modern-Day Struggle

A TED Talk on Talking One of my closest friends, Dr. Mark Cohen, is a retired OB/GYN, our current Medical Director, and the best conversationalist I’ve ever known. Always willing to help others grow, he told me about a certain TED Talk on the…

05 Oct16:02
05 Oct16:02
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How to Negotiate a Raise

Money Talk We’ve all been there. Most of us have sat in the chair across from a superior, contemplating a request for a raise. Though a lot of us have indeed contemplated it, many (if not most) have “chickened” out. Why? Because money talk…

27 Sep16:13
27 Sep16:13
Sep 2017
Sep 2017
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3 Big Leaps Toward Better Business Relationships

It’s hard when I hear professionals discussing business without either of them using the phrase, “I have a great relationship with…” For me, the most valuable parts of a business career are the relationships. Bottom line: In business, relationships are crucial. If People Like…

21 Sep19:44
21 Sep19:44
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Strong Ways to Answer the “Weakness” Question

What’s your greatest weakness? I think we’re all familiar with that famous interview question: What’s your greatest weakness? Cue the eyeroll. This question, though considered important to employers, is so common that the answers themselves are all too common. You’ve heard the typical, “Well, my…

20 Sep16:32
20 Sep16:32
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7 Ways to Impress Your Way to Success

Starting a new job is one of the most important times in a person’s professional life. As someone who has hired over 50 people and been responsible for as many as 600 at a time, I have come to identify truly great hires. I…

14 Sep19:44
14 Sep19:44
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Three Essentials to Keep from Boring Your Audience

We’ve all been there. We’ve sat in the two-hour seminar, dozed off during a class lecture, and daydreamed through a sermon or two. In today’s case, I’ve been sitting in a meeting of about 350 people, and it started 90 minutes ago. So far,…

06 Sep17:11
06 Sep17:11
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Leadership: It’s A Course of Action

A close friend of mine is teaching a college leadership course, in which she was introduced to 180 seniors during the first session. Of the 180 students, only 4 of them came up to introduce themselves to her after class. Now, get this: these…

31 Aug15:57
31 Aug15:57
Aug 2017
Aug 2017
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Saving Like A Millennial

If you know me, you know how much I value the mentorship of those from younger generations. It opens my mind and has proven over and over to advance me in my path to success. My reason for having younger (and older) mentors is…

25 Aug19:49
25 Aug19:49
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Some Things (Should) Never Change.

The pace of change in our world today is faster than ever. Technology, the internet, innovative thinking and just old-fashioned ingenuity all play a role in how rapidly the world is transforming. Just 30 years ago, things were different. There were pay phones; today,…

11 Aug19:35
11 Aug19:35
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Words Matter. Especially the Bad Ones.

On the back of my business card, you’ll see the phrase, “Words Matter.” I stand by this saying, because words do make a difference. From employer to employee, friend to friend, person to person, words can have an impact on someone’s day, week, or…