Straightening That Skid: 3 Lessons In Career Crisis Recovery Using Resilience

Have you checked in on your resilience lately? Perhaps my recent article Preemptive Power: How To Cultivate A Resilience Mindset has you meditating on resilient ways to bounce back from career crises. Or maybe you’ve invented some creative ways to be proactive, thereby keeping your resilience on guard, ready to preempt those crises. Possibly the…

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Reliability: An Action That Truly DOES Speak Louder Than Words

In pondering the Trust Equation, one discovers that words are indispensable for building workplace trust. Words can make the difference between inclusion and exclusion on the part of the listener, and can define the credibility of the speaker. Also crucial to communication are one’s actions, especially since at a subconscious level, we believe what we…

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The Social Shutout: How Women Can Direct a Business Conversation Away From Sports

When delivering workshops about business networking, an inquiry that I often get from the female participants is, “What if I don’t do sports?”. In other words, since they don’t follow college or professional sports, how can these women find a small talk entry point when the conversation takes that direction? You see, the professional services…

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Back To Business: 6 Ways To Politely Decline When You Get Hit-On While Networking

Women of the business world: There’s a type of awkward male/female interaction in the network setting that has likely taken many of you by surprise, but rarely gets discussed with or addressed by your colleagues and supervisors. It can’t be categorized as sexual harassment, yet it’s not entirely appropriate to engage in, nor does it…

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A Night At The Improv: How DRIVEN Event Participants Learned To Play Their Professional Roles

We had a sneaking suspicion that exploring improvisation would be an entertaining and laughter-filled exercise for the DRIVEN Professionals in attendance at last week’s live workshop  Using Improvisation In Business, with guest presenter and improv coach Paige Wilhide. But what we hadn’t suspected was just how powerful the lessons would be. What appeared on the…

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Cleansing The Closet: How I Minimized My Wardrobe Through The Advice Of An Expert

I was a bit on-edge the morning before my big closet consultation. I’ve forever had an awkward relationship with clothes, and I know perfectly well there are some (many) garments in my wardrobe that simply don’t belong there. Having paid good money for a number of pieces that turned out to be “not me”, I…

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Sizing It Up: My Takeaways from July’s Gurjot Business Fashion Tutorial

WAC’s second-ever women’s fashion event was worth every minute spent by the spirited attendees who came with curious minds and walked away with a new fashion sense….business formal and casual. Gurjot Sidhu of Gurjot New York, designer of top-quality custom workwear, presented the lesson in her Madison Avenue location’s event space. Let me just say…

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Smart Luck: Changing My Trajectory in One Intuitive Move

Six months ago, I had the honor of witnessing a panel of four successful women in hedge funds speak about their success. It was a dynamic discussion: serious at times, humorous at points, and philosophically fascinating in all aspects.  After a time, though, a strange common theme began to emerge….one that I couldn’t get my…

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