By always being a “Yes Person” or a “People Pleaser”, there’s one person who often gets left out in the cold: YOU! Have you ever stopped to examine the ways that saying “Yes” to your boss or colleagues for every single request might be holding you back in your career? In my recent article Missing…

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Ah, the deceptive blind spot. Each of us is plagued by a few, which serve as big barriers to clear communications and a workplace culture of trust. That is, unless we actively arrange for those blind spots to be revealed to us, and follow up by taking ownership. As we’ve learned through exploring the topic,…

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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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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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Warren Buffet once implied in a quote that, as a company, when you don’t consider hiring women, you’re limiting yourself to half the talent. Now, think of this in terms of business network contacts. Are you inadvertently closing off the opportunity to do business with and help 50% of those in your world? What if…

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  Last week I was excited and a tad anxious during lunch with my friend and colleague Cheryl Benton. Cheryl is the founder of the online magazine The Three Tomatoes….talk about the power of strategic partnership! So, why the anxiety? It’s because our Wonder Woman Series was originally created in response to a specific moving story,…

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Sometimes, there’s little I can say about DRIVEN’s events that can be more honest and directly enthusiastic than the words of an inspired attendee. The words I have in mind this time around come from Dorothea Fair, a recent graduate of Georgian Court, who was in attendance at last May’s DRIVEN community event Corporate EQ:…

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  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 Goldstein, these posts represent a significant portion of our website’s non-virtual “meat”, and serve to…

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Just as DRIVEN has been exploring key topics in business and life success, including time management and energy management, I personally have been applying these lessons to my own life as DRIVEN’s founder. After all, if I don’t walk the talk, I shouldn’t be the one encouraging others to work hard toward living more productive,…

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DRIVEN’s recent Network Management Workshop was another incredible event, focused on how to utilize the multiple contacts and potential life-changing individuals we meet at various events. It can be very overwhelming, not only meeting people, but also knowing how best to follow up (or even when to follow up). We know we want to keep…

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