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Nov 22

Sizing Up Your Biggest Critic: The End of the Impostor Syndrome

Of all the career roadblocks we’re likely to encounter, none are more fascinating, and more preventable, than the self-imposed ones. I discovered this in 2015, when examining workplace fears and organizing a live event that laid these fears on the…
May 24

A Smoother Operator You Will Never See: Superwoman Rosalie Mandel

In an age when professional women are still struggling to get noticed in their careers, sometimes it takes more than just being great at your job to pull ahead. But it takes a truly ardent individual to lead the charge…
Dec 15

Words To Live By: DRIVEN’s Best Blog Articles of 2015, Part 1

  Each and every week, DRIVEN’s blog page is updated with a brand-new, relevant article, usually relating to the business perspectives encompassed within our mission to “support the health, well-being and success potential of motivated professionals”. Typically composed by Deborah…
Sep 08

On The Rise: 10 Healthy Habits To Boost Your Happiness

In daily life, we each have our ‘happiness reference point’. Think of the contentment spectrum as a city skyscraper: The closer your elevator is to the penthouse office, the happier you are. Depending upon our personality types, some of us…
Jun 08

The Facilitator In You: 3 Key Skills For Leading Effective Meetings

I’m proud to introduce Author and Personal Safety & Security Professional Jessica Robinson as a guest blogger for DRIVEN. As a DRIVEN Member, and a participant in our late May workshop exploring the attributes of a great discussion leader, Jessica…
May 18

What if You ‘Rode the Wave’ of Fear Instead of Letting it Drown You?

At a recent DRIVEN Professionals event (formerly known as Women’s Advancement Compact), Cara Power of Cara Power Coaching and The Paradox of Leadership addressed Fear in the Workplace (it turns out we have many!). When we think of fear, it’s…
Apr 13

A Great Business Development Takeaway: You Should Be Your Own Best Client!

Following the main presentation at our recent Advancement Strategy Symposium, one intuitive attendee left us with a nicely loaded “baby step” takeaway that was hidden in plain sight. This anonymous participant simply wrote, discretely across our comments flipchart, “Identify your…
Mar 23

The Irony Of It All: When Enthusiasm Is A Sign Of Desperation

An interesting thing happened when I met with a prospective client last month. Based on a variety of factors, I had assumed that this company was a long shot. In my mind, the possibility of yielding business with them was…
Feb 23

Bottom Line, or Bottom Out? Finding New Momentum For Leadership Gender Parity

Those of us who are tuned-in to the business bottom line sabotage connected to gender inequality in the workplace have certainly read the related articles and even memorized the statistics. We know by now, for instance, that a 2007 Catalyst…
Feb 09

Finding Focus: An Entrepreneur’s Tips on Smoothing Out a Rough Start

At the conclusion of WAC’s community events, participants are asked to volunteer their feedback about what they’ve learned from the presentation. This takes the form of “Baby Steps” that they plan to take in their careers and personal lives. These…