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Selling your Project to Executives

Sometimes we have an idea for a project that we know is valuable and of benefit to the organization, but we can’t get it started. It seems no one is interested. In talking with clients, I often find that those great ideas don’t move forward because they haven’t sold the idea to the purse […]

How Will You Spend Your Summer?

A belated Happy Fourth of July!

I was having lunch with a friend the other day – someone I haven’t seen in quite a while simply because we have both been too busy. We started talking about what we were planning to do this summer. It got me thinking – there are so many things […]

How Will You Help Someone This Week?

Every week I set aside some time to help someone else – it may be through brainstorming with them to come up with a solution to a problem they have, offering to make a connection to help them with their networking or a job search, or just discussing ideas and sharing best practices with them.


Get Organized in 2011!

I don’t know about you, but I need a bit of organization to start the year out right! There is so much going on that I want a plan in place to accomplish it all. Here’s what I’m going to do to get it all together in 2011 – in no particular order:

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Is it in personal/professional/organizational interest for an employee to have friends in the workplace?

Long-term relationships are often formed at work. The evolution of quality relationships is very normal and an important part of a healthy workplace. In the best workplaces, employers recognize that people want to forge quality relationships with their coworkers, and that company allegiance can be built from such relationships. The development of trusting relationships is […]