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Top 3 Behaviors Founders Need to Change to Be Better Leaders

While founders can be inspirational to the growth of a venture or organization, if founder exceptionalism exists within an enterprise, it may hurt everyone in the long run.

When A Recruiter Unexpectedly Calls

You’re happily employed, and pick up your phone to find a recruiter on the other end. How do you maximize this call when you’re not actively looking?

Power IS a good thing

Let’s talk about power, Ladies.No! It’s not a bad thing, though we do often speak about it as if it were - a bad thing, and when we mention power in relation to women, the hue and cry that goes up ...

What I Learned from Angela Merkel and Other Powerful Women

Like so many of us today, I find myself longing for wise elders and wise peers, women I can rely on for spiritual and practical inspiration.

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Why Young Women Need to Negotiate, Now

We think we’ll learn adeptness with age, which is true. However, if we don’t start advocating for ourselves at an early age, it will be more difficult to become proficient at doing this later in life.

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Investing in Companies that Invest in Women

The best clue to a nation’s growth and development potential is the status and role of women. –David S. Landes, The Wealth and Poverty of Nations

(Process) Rules Are Made to Be Broken

It’s true. Rules are made to be broken. Even in the world of Process Improvement. “Wait, what?” you ask.

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Losing My Mother Inspired Me to Help Others -- Like You

An avalanche of grief, combined with mountains of difficult decisions to make and details to attend to, was triggered the moment I received a phone call from my brother saying "Mom's dead" one sunn...

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Six Tips to Ace Your First Business Trip

There’s no reason to look like Natalie, the neophyte business traveler Anna Kendrick portrayed in Up in the Air. Business travel does not have to be intimi...

Why more women need to run for political office.

In March, 2014 I quit my lucrative and fulfilling job as the Chief Procurement Officer for the American National Red Cross to run for the U.S. Senate in my home state of South Carolina.

Mothers Don't Tell Your Daughters You Can't Factor

I read an article recently about a highly respected celebrity who helps her children with homework, but tells them that she can't help them with math. She offers to help with anything else, but, sh...

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Behind the Scenes: How to Move From Corporate Exec to Entrepreneur

By Sallie KrawcheckThis post is part of a series in which Influencers go behind the scenes to explain in detail one aspect of their work. Read all the stories here and write your own (please...