1 Time Management Tip for Working Moms- Do the Most Important Stuff First

If I have 1 time management tip for Working Moms- and for All Moms, it is that they should do the most important stuff first.  I get asked at least once a day, sometimes more how I manage to balance everything.  I hear at least daily that I’m crazy.  I’ve heard plenty of speculation about…
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This Working Mom’s Secret Weapon- My Au-Pair

I’ve talked before about building your team, and how critical that is for working mom success.  It is also critical for surviving an MBA, as well.  This working mom’s secret weapon is her au-pair. What is an au-pair?  An Au-Pair is a foreign born national who comes as part of an intercultural exchange program to…
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What NOT to put on your Resume- 3 Simple Tips

There are plenty of guides out there of what to put on your resume.  In fact, I’ve written an article or two myself.  But what about what NOT to put on your resume?  Yes.  There are certain things that you can put on your resume, that will ensure that I don’t look any further.  I…
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Working Mom Life

Working mom life can be tough.  Sick kids, work, taking care of everyone.  This week, my younger daughter, -Agent Weaselburger- was up throwing up Sunday night and Monday morning.  That was followed by her youngest Brother- El Chupacabra– waking up with a raging headache on Wednesday.  Christmas holidays are coming up, along with some of…
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Duke MBA – Done

Today marks the last day of my Journey in the Duke MBA program. I am a member of the 2012 Weekend Executive MBA program, otherwise known as WEMBA.   I have turned in all of my papers, and am finished with my coursework.  Wow!  What a ride it has been.  From the beginning of the…
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My condolences to the families affected by the shooting in Connecticut this morning.  As a mom of four school-age children, I can only fathom the pain involved in losing one’s child at school.  Words cannot convey my sorrow, and despair about this tragedy. My sincere, and heart-felt Condolences to everyone.

You Have Power

“You had the power all along my dear” ~ Glinda the Good Witch Look within yourself, to find the power.  You alone are responsible for what you do- not someone else.  Thus I echo the sentiment  “You had the power all along my dear” Next: Pick your Battles

Don’t ask for permission

It is better to ask for forgiveness than to ask for permission.  If you see an issue that needs to be solved, by all means, take it, fix it, and then let your manager know that you’ve done it.  That is, of course assuming that you’re acting with good intentions.  I’ve found that managers generally…
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Anticipate Need

Anticipate needs.  One of the signs of a leader is the ability to see what needs to be done, and stepping in to do it.  It’s a two step process, and the second part is every bit as important as the first.  If you see a problem that needs to be fixed, and don’t step…
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Communication is key

Communication is the most important skill in the workplace.  The class that I’ve used the most from college are my freshman English classes.  Notice that it’s not programming, C++, Java, Data Structures, or Networking.  Plain English.  Written English, Spoken English.    Mind you, I do live and work in the United States, but I’ve found…
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