Category: Career Building

When Life Gives You Watermelons

When life gives you watermelons, what do you do?  I was faced with that question yesterday afternoon, as part of the Watermelon Sale for the International Travel Group.  We set up a watermelon stand at the Apex Flea Market, and didn’t sell nearly as many as we had hoped.  Not nearly as many.  So, what…
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5 Tips for Effective Team Problem Solving

I had to deal with an issue today, and it proved to be an exercise in getting several people together to work on a problem.  Naturally, there were multiple issues involved, multiple people at fault, and convincing everyone to work on the issue at hand in a non-threatening matter to get all of the issues…
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Just how honest are Americans? |

Just how honest are Americans? | Interestingly, Americans are pretty honest.  As in my previous post, I argue that being honest is very important. Related posts:

Honesty Matters

In life, we all have decisions about how we’re going to live.  We decide what our code of ethics is going to be, and how we will apply it to our lives.  We decide how honest we are going to be with ourselves, and with others.  Frankly, honesty matters.  I think that being true to…
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How To Mess Up A Perfectly Good Internship

I work with interns, lots of interns.  It is fun.  A lot of fun.  They make me smile most days.  I really enjoy their youth, enthusiasm, energy, and just Joie de Vivre.  My internship program is about converting people to full time.  So, it’s about bringing in people, and seeing if they’re a fit for…
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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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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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5 Tips to Build Relationships at Work

One of the keys of a good leader is someone who cares for those around themselves, and who has relationships with others.  You can tell a lot about a person by how they treat others.  Networking and building relationships doesn’t necessarily come naturally, especially to women.  So what is a person to do?