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Pretty in Pink

Pretty in Pink

One of the most demure tints in the world of color gets a bad name in the world of employment. While a pink slip of paper should signal femininity, a baby or a birthday party. Instead, getting the dreaded pink slip at work evokes fear, anxiety or […]

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Going Back to School

Going Back to School

The humidity is still in the air and swimming pools are still the place to be, but there is an undercurrent of talk about going back to school. Retailers made the transition back to school very apparent as they debuted this fall’s school supplies in June. Akin […]

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Eliminating the Fear Factor

Eliminating the Fear Factor

A recent trip to Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida, found us in the fabulous Wizarding World of Harry Potter, amongst the Minions and face-to-face with superheroes. One surprise was a live show of “Fear Factor.” The television show came to life with volunteers as well as actors […]

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Adding some EQ to the IQ: Emotional Intelligence

Adding some EQ to the IQ: Emotional Intelligence

“She’s very much EQ for my IQ, if you know what I’m saying.” – Walter O’Brien, Scorpion The EQ versus IQ concept is not new to the psychological world. The EQ, or emotional quotient is the psychological yang to the IQ. IQ is associated with intelligence and […]

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Cruising Through Summer

Cruising Through Summer

Kids crave it. Weekenders live for it. It comes around every year and has the capacity to kidnap your sanity for almost three months. Summer. Those sunshiny days, pool parties and fresh lemonade. Every day is picture- worthy, right? For parents, especially those who work full-time, just […]

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Leadership versus Enthusiasm

Leadership versus Enthusiasm

In sixth grade, I was chosen to give a speech at graduation. I did well in school and had been encouraged by teachers to continue to be a “leader.” In middle school, I approached extra-curricular activities with gusto.  Determined to show the leadership qualities that I supposedly […]

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Fighting Fair

Fighting Fair

A few blogs back, we addressed “The Art of War,” which is a masterful piece of literature, yet a paradox in both concept and theme. Written as a memorandum of war strategy, undoubtedly the author saw his words as prose; his form of art. Martial arts as […]

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Conflict: Rebuilding the Bridge

Conflict: Rebuilding the Bridge

Sometimes the hardest thing about workplace conflict is not enduring it, but managing it. If you’re like me, you avoid conflict until there is no other option. Why is it that a situation can reach a fever pitch, but until something, or someone, explodes you can live […]

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Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

“The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.”  – Sun Tzu, “The Art of War” The name of the military strategy work, The Art of War, has long been a tantalizing title. The idea of combining art in all its creation and war […]

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The Two Faces of Reuniting

The Two Faces of Reuniting

Reunited and it Feels So Good So maybe you left a job to go back to school, try a job in a different field or took a promising promotion with another company. If you left your previous employer on a good note, getting back together could work […]

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