To Google or Not to Google?

The 21st century has put a new twist on the age-old networking question: Should you do research before attending an event or meeting a person? With the internet at our

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The Power of Relationship Networking

We’ve all been told that in order to break into any industry and succeed we need to network, but how do you move it beyond swapping business cards? I recently

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Meeting Friends In The Strangest Ways

Meet Hannah. Hannah is a ‘very important’ fish at my son’s school.  Basically, if you’re nice in gym class, you get to take Hannah home with you… for two whole

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How Do You Bring Your Personality to the Office?

Have you ever noticed that people act differently in the office than out of it?  It seems that people put on their “work personality” and leave their real one at

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Are You Being Nosy or Showing Interest?

Are You Being Nosy Or Showing Interest? I am sometimes criticized for being direct and blunt. Sometimes I am even called nosy. I suppose it is all true but I

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What is Your Energy in a Crisis?

Imagine that you missed your flight and were now going to be late for an important client meeting. Would you panic and yell at the airline associate working to get you

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Leadership Lessons from the Cake Boss

I enjoy stumbling on good leaders in unexpected places. Buddy Valastro, the fourth-generation owner of Carlo’s Bake Shop in Hoboken, NJ and star of TLC’s reality show Cake Boss, is my

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Motherhood: The Thankless Job

I have two boys now 4 and 6.  They are adorable, sweet, smart, cuddly, funny, active, dirty, needy, whiny, demanding beings.  I love them more than life. When they were

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Is a Likable Politician a Good Politician?

We’re in the thick of the race for the GOP nomination and the personality style of the candidates is often discussed more than their stance on the issues. This got

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