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To Working Moms of Small Children

  ~by Haley Lynn Gray~   One of the big boulders in my life is the fact that I have four young children. They are my pride and joy. They are also a royal pain in the butt sometimes. Last night at dinner, my 12 year old daughter finished off her cheese sauce, and was…
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Home Life and Career Mirror One Another

I’m constantly amused at how my home life and career mirror one another.  Really, it’s eerie.  The same skills that I use with managing the au-pair, kids, and husband at home are the same skills that I use to manage my team and manager at work.  There are, of course, a few differences.  I never…
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5 Tips for What Not to Wear to Work

~by Haley Lynn Gray~   My workplace has a very relaxed dress code. Even though we are very laid back, there are certainly some things that shouldn’t be worn. I thought I’d touch on some things that should not put in an appearance at the office. I see most of the most egregious violations in…
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The Power of Goals

One of the most interesting conversations I have at home with my kids, and at work with my employees is what their goals are in life.  What surprises me so much is how often my kids will state goals, and how infrequently I will hear strong goals out of people at work.  I probably would…
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What is She Wearing?

One thing that constantly amazes me about women, and being a woman, is our capacity to judge one another.  If I think back on how many times I’ve ever actually thought about what a male colleague was wearing at work, it would be very close to zero.  If I look at myself in the mirror…
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“Helpful” Tips for Surviving an MBA

In the interest of being as helpful as possible, here are some tips for surviving an MBA.  You might not need all of these, but I thought I’d share them in the interest of helping you get through the experience.  I know I couldn’t have done it without applying some key strategies. Tips for Surviving…
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Job Search Tip: Apply Anyway

I’m currently reading Sheryl Sandberg’s book, Lean In, and I have to confess that sometimes it sounds like she’s reading my thoughts, and in my head.  Honestly, it’s a bit scary.  I’ll be posting on some of her advice here, and commenting on it.  The first piece of advice goes to women looking for a…
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Some MBA Statistics

I’m sitting here writing my first post since I finished the MBA at Duke, and it is a bit confusing to not have a pile of homework due,or about to be due.  I thought I’d share some MBA statistics that I think sum up what the experience was about: 16 classes 1 Concentration 85 Students in…
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The End Is In Sight

When I got home today, there was an envelope waiting for me.  Inside that envelope was a wonderful sight to behold- my graduation announcements.  Behold- the end is in sight!  I am so excited.  After nearly two years of blood, sweat, and tears- literally- the end has come.  It took a tremendous amount of work,…
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Some Signs You Might Be Overdoing It

Given that by about 1:30 on Monday, I was ready for my head to explode, I thought I’d share some signs that perhaps you might be overdoing things by just a little bit.  I hope that this can be a helpful guide to knowing when to slow down, if only a little bit. Signs You…
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