Stop telling lies – to yourself…

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Your truth is at the heart of your experience of life. It drives every thought you have, every emotion you feel, every decision you make and every action you take. Becoming aware of these powerful thoughts can be extremely empowering, because it gives you a real opportunity to change them and replace them with the truths and beliefs that empower you to create what you imagine for yourself. This is what changes your experience! Below are five of the most damaging, limiting and time-consuming I AM beliefs you can hold and five REPLACEMENT TRUTHS. I encourage you to challenge any negative beliefs that you hold to be true, and embrace new, more empowering ideas of who you are. An exciting… Read More →

How to develop your own leadership style

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It seems like every other day there is a new book, article or blog post on the latest “leadership” trend – but how do you adopt a style that is authentic and works for you? Regardless of where you are in your career, it is never to early or too late to develop your leadership style. Here are three tips to get your started: START WITH YOUR VALUES. Knowing your values is foundational to everything you do in managing and advancing your career: how you approach your work, how you treat others and how you role-model behavior for your team are all based on your core values. There are many assessments on-line to help you identify your values, but a… Read More →

Relax & Recharge – Work Life Balance

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The American Psychological Association just released its annual Stress in America report. At work, and in general, the study says, women are feeling the pressures of stress far more than their male counterparts. And Millennials (ages 18-33) and Gen Xers (ages 34-47) report experiencing the most stress and least relief. Taken together, these findings mean that younger women—like yours truly—officially share the not-so-official (and most unbecoming) title of Most Stressed Out Crazy People in the World Ever. Yikes. I love my job.  I work with amazing women, I meet smart people every day. But success (at a start-up) often means working until midnight, giving up Sundays, and generally accepting that my to-do list just won’t get “to-done.” And I know… Read More →

Im Gehege – Von bissigen Stuten & Platzhirschen

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Konkurrenz und Kooperation prägen unser Berufsleben. Einzel- und Gemeinschaftsinteressen werden durch diese beiden Gegenspieler ständig neu geregelt. Dabei legen Männer und Frauen oft ein unterschiedliches Verhalten an den Tag. Konkurriere ich noch oder kooperiere ich schon Konkurrenz begegnet uns in verschiedenen Lebensbereichen, in denen es um Rivalität und Wettbewerb geht. Immer dann, wenn zwei Parteien ein gemeinsames Ziel verfolgen, der Weg dorthin aber vom Bestreben geprägt ist, besser zu sein als der andere, spricht man von Konkurrenzsituationen. Sehr oft stehen dabei beide Parteien auf ein und derselben Hierarchiestufe. Kooperation hingegen hat das Ziel, Prozesse zu optimieren, um gemeinsam und nicht gegeneinander kämpfend ein Ziel zu erreichen. Der Teamgedanke steht klar im Vordergrund. So gegensätzlich Konkurrenz und Kooperation auch sein mögen,… Read More →

Your “Tour De Success” – Get 8 Career Lessons From The Tour De France

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It’s one of the most difficult fetes of athletic prowess anywhere in the world. For 23 days, 180 riders trek through mountains and valleys of France. Think about the athleticism. Imagine running 20+ marathons one right after another, day after day. Endurance cannot begin to describe the trials these athletes overcome in that time period. The sheer awe of these athletes and this competition, though, comes in more forms than just endurance.  Even if you’ve never watched the tour and don’t know anything about it, tune in to these eight lessons to take to your desk every day. Lesson 1: There are multiple ways to win. If you’ve watched even a few minutes of the Tour de France, you’ve likely noticed… Read More →

Success is not final, failure is not fatal…

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Why Failure Is Good for Success To achieve the greatest success, you have to embrace the prospect of failure. The sweetest victory is the one that’s most difficult. The one that requires you to reach down deep inside, to fight with everything you’ve got, to be willing to leave everything out there on the battlefield—without knowing, until that do-or-die moment, if your heroic effort will be enough. Society doesn’t reward defeat, and you won’t find many failures documented in history books. The exceptions are those failures that become steppingstones to later success. Such is the case with Thomas Edison, whose most memorable invention was the light bulb, which purportedly took him 1,000 tries before he developed a successful prototype. “How did… Read More →

Say It Loud – Say It Clear!

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The ultimate challenge for women is communicating in a way that enhances our credibility and capability, while being authentic and true to ourselves. Here are some ways to strengthen how you communicate without having to “talk like a man”: Be direct, lead with the bottom line first, then fill in the facts and details, and always have a strong close. The first and last things you say are the most remembered. Don’t end what you say with a question (“What do you think?”). Instead, make a statement (“I’m interested in your feedback.”). By making a statement rather than asking a question, you retain control of the conversation and you’ll sound more confident. Speak in clear, concise language. Eliminate the “umms, ahhs,… Read More →

A box full of treasures

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There are a lot of career guides to help you find your voice and negotiate for what you really want. We want to share a are selection of very practical tips for women starting their careers: 1. Don’t accept the first offer you get — negotiate your pay package. Some women are afraid to negotiate pay and many more simply don’t think to ask for more. Consider this: by simply accepting an offer as presented, and not negotiating for a better compensation package, you stand to lose up to $1 million or more over the course of your career. 2. Use your voice — don’t expect your work to speak for itself. Most women are uncomfortable promoting themselves. You may… Read More →

S.T.O.P Telling Lies…

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Most of us do this every day without even noticing. We can’t help it; it comes so easily we do it without a second thought. We’re not talking about breathing, blinking or even smiling—we’re talking about lying. From a little white lie about why we were late for work to a story about how our new smartphone was on sale, we all tell lies every day. While some lies aren’t particularly hurtful, there are others we tell ourselves that can be much more damaging: the lies we tell ourselves when it comes to our careers. Career lies are extremely sneaky and can be pretty hard to spot. In fact, most of the time, they’re not easily identifiable as lies at all. Why?… Read More →

What would you do if you weren’t afraid?

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“Women need to believe in themselves, raise their hands, sit at the table, take risks and support each other. They need to overcome their fears. Men need to support women, too, encouraging female peers in the workplace and doing their share in their homes. If women lean in to their careers and men lean in to treating women as true equals, together, you can end these biases and break down both the external and internal barriers that hold women back. Let’s keep talking about these issues. Let’s start encouraging women to lead in whatever field they choose. And let’s all — men and women — support women as they do it. You can turn the promise of equality into true… Read More →