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Think First Then Respond

Tip #2 to maintain a professional attitude at work  is to think things over before you respond to them.  This is especially true for the things that you get asked to do and think “over my dead body” on. Chances are, you’re going to get asked to do tasks that don’t appeal more than a few times…
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Life After Changes

The last few years of my life have seen dramatic changes.  Both of my parents have died.  I got my MBA from Duke.  I started several companies.  All of these are big changes.  Life still goes on.  There are still so many aspects of my life that are exactly the same as they were before.…
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Writing a Book

I’m making my first foray into book authorship. It is going to be a great resource on how to choose a quality Home Care Business.  In doing some research, I discovered that there is very little information out there about how to find quality care.  There are plenty of anthologies on finances, wills, powers of…
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7 Easy Steps to Sink Your Job

As a manager, leader, and company owner, it is always interesting to me to see people’s behaviors.  You’d think that if they’re being paid well for a position, that they’d be on their best behavior, especially in front of the boss.  Surprisingly, that isn’t always the case. Easy Steps to Sink Your Job Bring your…
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Living Your Principles

I recently adopted three adorable kittens.  Within 24 hours, it was apparent that one of them was ill, and needed veterinary care.  We got him to the vet promptly, and were informed that the little guy has a birth defect– a vascular ring anomaly.  We had two choices.  Have him euthanized, or take him to…
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7 Tips for Managing Text Messages

~by Haley Lynn Gray~ The sheer number of text messages we get in a single day can be mind-boggling. Back and forth – Do this! Hey, did you remember that? What’s for dinner? Who’s going to pick up the kids. Beep.. Beep.. Another text, and another! They keep adding up. You can’t control how many…
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Encouraging Girls to Lead

  I spend a considerable amount of my time leading three Girl Scout Troops.  One of the biggest gifts that the program gives girls is the opportunity to lead, in ways that other organizations simply don’t.  Since there are fundamental differences in the ways in which girls and boys interact with the world, I think…
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Think Before You Hit Send

In an article about maintaining a professional attitude at work, the first thing I mentioned is that you should think before you hit send on emails, texts, or making phone calls.  Communication can be really tough, as intention can’t always be read, and when you throw in time and distance from the person you are…
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5 Tips to Stay Sharp in Your Career

Progressing in one’s career is a pretty common goal.  But a lot of times, we get lazy where we are.  Think about it- when was the last time you updated your linked in profile or your resume.  I did update my linked in profile recently, but unfortunately, well, my resume is sadly out of date.…
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Why Entrepreneurship?

~by Haley Lynn Gray~ How did I know entrepreneurship was right for me?  Let me begin by explaining. Last August, I left my very nice job in the corporate world. I was a manager in a large IT Corporation, with a great job. But something was missing. I started some soul searching, and ended up…
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