Satellite Strategies: Tips on Working from Home Productively

Is the modern workplace outdated? Well, consider that in the 21st century more business is done in a global economy, shattering the old 9 to 5 workday model. Factor in the increasing time and expense of commuting, plus the recent announcement that each of the NYC-area tunnels will be shutting down long-term for repairs, and…

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Watch it, You Jerk!: Overcoming the Deep-Seated Anger of Road Rage

If you have met me, you’ve probably concluded that I’m an outwardly happy person. You’d say that Anger and Deborah just don’t seem to belong in the same sentence, and I would agree. That’s likely the reason I was so surprised at myself this past weekend when I unleashed some fierce road rage. When discussing…

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Red Flag Awareness: One Participant’s Takeaways From Our Con Artists Discussion

September 9th’s panel discussion about the threat of con artistry in the business world and beyond inspired many participants to reexamine the world around them with a more careful eye. Today’s guest blogger and one such participant is Swati Jain of WAC sponsor company McGladrey, LLP, who shares with us her story about cutting off…

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School’s Out!: Giving Teachers Gifts They’ll Actually Enjoy

I can remember back to my school days, and being so excited to show appreciation to my favorite teachers at the end of the school year with small gifts. The problem was I had been a little short on creativity. I ended up gifting mostly stale candies and dusty old stationery from my parents’ stash…

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3 Great Steps Toward Maximizing Time: My Lessons From Laura Vanderkam’s 168 Hours

Much acclaim is associated with Laura Vanderkam’s exploration of the myths, misconceptions, and outright misallocations of time that contribute to sabotaging our lifestyles. 168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think is the book title that I’ve been repeating like a mantra as of late. Perhaps the only book that examines the subject of…

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What I’m Reading: Farnoosh Torabi’s When She Makes More

I’ve been captivated by the topic, concept and possibilities of and for women as breadwinners for the past two years. I began researching it as I was founding Women’s Advancement Compact, inspired by the wish to see my niece Ashley feel the freedom to choose a husband not based on financial stability, but because she’s…

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Anger vs EQ: Which “You” is in Control?

If you were one of the participants at January 29th’s WAC community event Corporate Emotional Intelligence: Anger in the Workplace, presented by WAC specialist Ginny Brown, you might have found yourself with a peculiar question bouncing around in your mind: Can anger be warranted? In other words, anger— this phenomenon that we all recognize as…

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Holiday Cheers: The Stress-Reduced Christmas Wine Shopping Experience

The holiday shopping frenzy is fully in progress, and if you’re the host of a Christmas gathering, you’re on double duty. Factor in that you may not feel confident walking into a wine shop and choosing just the right accompaniments, and the pressure kicks up a few more notches. My advice to you in this…

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A Window of Opportunity for Anyone With a Boss

When I was first introduced to a self-improvement exercise named the Johari Window, my instinct was to group it in with the countless gimmicks associated with the self-help industry, and just move on. The name alone seemed a contrived attempt to tap into our hunger for mystique, appealing with subtle desperation to our new-agey impulses.…

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Childless by Choice: Comparative Advice on a Sensitive Topic

Years ago, after great introspection, struggle, and denial, I finally said out loud one day that I did not want to have children. Despite what others have tried to confirm, I know that I would not be a good mother. I lack a maternal instinct, and the patience to engage on a deeper level with…

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