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What Your Procrastination and Garage Have In Common

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What Your Procrastination and Garage Have In Common

This Article First Appeared in Forbes You know that feeling when there’s something important you need to do. And you just aren’t doing it. You sit down to work, and suddenly remember you’re out of chicken stock, or your child needs a dental cleaning appointment. Before you know it, you...

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Who Needs You Right Now?

This article first appeared on Happify In these uncertain and unsettling times, even as social distancing is keeping us apart, we’ve come to realize that we’re more connected than ever before. And that realization has many of us living a paradoxical inner reality. On the one hand, COVID-1...

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Staying Sane When the Kids Are Home

I work from home. I also have four kids, spanning a ten-year range. All of them are home. All of them are in my working space. I’m sure many of you relate. Almost all of us are working from home in this new (and hopefully temporary) normal. Likely our partners are too. Maybe even an adult child...

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Are You Struggling With Work Life Balance?

When I work with women – with smart, competent, conscientious women just like you, I find that one of the biggest challenges they face is balancing their work and life. For some, mother’s guilt that gets in the way of them feeling good about their successes at work. For others, time spent with f...

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5 Skills Everyone Needs to Be a Better Leader

This article first appeared on Happify Why do many competent people stay stuck in jobs that have become too small for them? What keeps them from advancing to more senior levels despite having the ambition, the drive, and the expertise? The answer lies in an elusive concept called leadership pres...

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Quickly Grab These 5 Lessons From The Women’s Soccer Team

This article first appeared on Forbes The double bind was in the news again. The personality driven comments and criticism about the United States women’s soccer team during the World Cup highlighted, yet again, the double standards competent women live with every day. But here’s one thing tha...

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3 Ways to Deal with Toxic People: Which Is Right for You?

This article fisrt appeared on Happify Toxic people—those who spread negativity and find fault in others—are not hard to find. They're easier to spot in workplaces where the stresses can bring out the worst in us. Some of us also know them in our homes as partners, children, or the family mem...

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3 Tips On Managing Your Time For Joyful Productivity

If you’re like me, and most of the women I work with, you’re feeling the weight of this time of the year. We’re getting to the end, and as always happens towards the end, time is speeding up so it feels you have less of it. The tasks you’ve been taking on over the year, consciously and uncon...

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3 Powerful Questions To Find Meaning In What You Do

Organizations and businesses talk a lot about purpose these days (although they’re generally bad at living it). But some of the most heartfelt and insightful conversations I’ve had around purpose have been with my clients, especially those past the early stages of their lives and careers. I bel...

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4 Questions That Can Help You Build Your Leadership Presence

Many high-potential women can relate to a fuzzy concept in their performance reviews: leadership presence. They’re told that a lack of it is holding them back from being promoted to senior positions. But they’re rarely told what they can do to build it. In her book, Presence: Bringing Your B...

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Afraid of Speaking Up? Maybe You’re Doing It All Wrong

This article first appeared on Happify Speaking in front of others is hard, isn't it? I remember Jerry Seinfeld once saying that most of us would rather be in the casket than giving the eulogy. I've had my own dance with the courage to speak up for as long as I can remember. My earlier training as...

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Addicted to Success? Here’s What You Need to Do Differently

This article first appeared on Forbes Have you ever had that feeling that you’re pushing yourself harder and harder, but driving with the brakes on? I certainly did, and I’ve seen many high-achieving women put in everything they have, and not experiencing the success they want and deserve. Or e...

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2 Great Ways To Handle Criticism At Work

This article first appeared on Forbes Have you ever held back from speaking up in a meeting to avoid disagreements or arguments? And then watched others propose something very similar and vow the audience. Or stopped yourself from sharing your ideas for fear of disapproval or judgment, and wished y...

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I Used To Be Confident. What Happened?

This article first appeared on Forbes If you’re like a lot of women I meet, you probably wonder what happened to the confidence you once had. You remember the days when you felt pretty good about yourself. Things seemed to be under your control—you were doing well, you had time to do things you...

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