Year: 2010

You encore career can be the best one yet!

Recently, I’ve been hearing frequently from two kinds of people. On the one hand are Boomers who are worrying about, or now coping with, forced retirements; and, on the other, are folks who have already launched their post-retirement careers. If

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Your manners when you dine can say a lot about you

Table manners can be a factor when you or your colleagues are trying to make a positive impression. More than that, dining out, whether as a host or a guest, is a social art form, and one that can support

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10 Tips for Being Energetic & Innovative Even When Times are Stressful

Like a lot of folks, the members of a team at an important organization are challenged to do more with less, in the midst of stressful times. They asked me to speak about ways they can keep up their energy

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Does your nagging self talk still work for you?

When I was a kid, my parents never really made a big deal about grades. In fact, I can’t recall a single time when they complained, threatened or said anything negative about my performance at school. I did get good

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What’s with Mean Girls at the office?

Earlier this month in my ezine, I wrote about a recent conversation with 4 young women worried about the way they are treated by the more senior women in their various offices. Although it appears that each of the four

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Clutter clearing eases the winter blahs

Recently we were feeling down, sad about some friends’ problems and tired of the winter weather. I was tempted to spend the weekend reading by the fire, but we came up with a better idea. We began going through the

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