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Lessons Learned from Entrepreneurship (and Hustling)

I’ve got an important anniversary coming up. In January, I will have officially been running my own business for three consecutive years. I’ve been working full time on my company, ELSA AND ME, ...

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Don’t be the world’s best kept secret!  Top five personal brand commandments

Years to build and moments to lose. What am I talking about? Your reputation of course. How others view us is one of the key reasons why we succeed or fail, both in our personal and professional li...

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6 Simple But Highly Effective Ways to Boost Employee Engagement

An inspired, hard-working team can make miracles happen. Here are some essential steps you can take to increase employee motivation and pull workers who may have already “checked out” back on track.

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Recruiting Ethical Leaders: 8 Questions for Business

Business leaders increasingly seek advice on how to integrate ethics into the recruiting process for board and senior management positions. Below are 8 questions that will serve organizations well.

Why did the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Go Viral?

Did you notice the uncanny urge for people to dump buckets of water over themselves the past few months? Various social media outlets were flooded with videos of Ice Bucket Challenge.

Recommended Reading: 5 Leadership Books I Love

Leading virtually (e.g., Skype, Instant Message) is one example of how leadership has changed for this generation. This is one of the insights in my Forbes Leadership post on Millennials and...

How to be a Successful Real Estate Agent

    Thirty years ago I surprised everyone, including myself, by becoming a successful real estate agent in San Francisco’s tough residential market during a recession, when inte...

Taking Accountability

I still remember going to my older son’s 3rd grade school conference. The teacher loved him and shared many wonderful stories. Then she asked about a paper that he had recently brought home.

Business plan that helps you launch

Last time, I talked about how to get started with an actionable plan at least 1 year before you launch your creative business. Now that you have taken some of those steps, you're ready to start vis...

Taking The Sting Out Of Queen Bees

Women have come a long way in holding organizational leadership positions, but one of the things we can improve on is how we treat one another.

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7 Steps to Finding Your Professional Mission

7 Steps to Finding Your Professional Mission...

4 Things You Can Do to Personalize Your Brand Like the Celebs

Between Google and social media, it’s become simultaneously easier and more difficult than ever to maintain your brand image. With a few keystrokes, anyone can learn just about anything about you. ...