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Personal Branding 101

This article originally appears on Linkedin. The topic of “personal branding” is an uncomfortable one for many of us: “Me? A personal brand? That’s not what I’m about.” Or “A...

Successful and Miserable

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We define ourselves to the rest of the world by our profession, and how far we have climbed on that particular career ladder. If you have advanced in your career, society views you positively.

Why Planning Ahead Matters in Life & Death

In 1903, my great-grandfather, George D. B. Bonbright, sold a stamp collection to help fund and open his investment firm in Rochester, New York with six employees. George was a “life planner.” My...

Presentation Fashion: Don't Limit Yourself

As someone who speaks and dresses many speakers, I always pay attention to how effective a speaker is in getting their message across. I believe that what you wear can make or break your presentation.

Break Bad Spending Habits And Create New Ones

Just like a physical cleanse, a financial cleanse helps to re-set and break habits and get out of debt! A financial cleanse helps to reshape your spending habits for a secure financial future.

Executive Job Seekers: Avoid These 6 Resume Mistakes

If you’re a senior executive, that means you run things. You determine strategies that increase profit, you drive acquisitions, you have strong relationships that significantly impact your organiza...

9 Things Leaders Must Do To Create A Transformation

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Natural instincts and leadership talent alone, no matter how robust, won’t get the big financial, business and customer wins necessary from a highly visible transformation effort.

The Unexpected And Wonderful Lessons Of Being Fired

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On January 9, 2014, I was fired. I am an attorney and compliance officer. I have held positions at Bank of America, Societe Generale and CIT Group.

Your Personal Brand on the Road: Smart Travel Tips

Going on the road can be a great time to collect yourself and catch up. Or it can be a hassle, a time warp and a toss up of your personal life. Whichever way business travel strikes you, these...

5 More Limiting Beliefs That Hinder Success

In a recent Forbes post I covered five limiting beliefs that hinder success. I’ve been guilty of all of these – some I outgrew but some come and go depending on what new scary goal I go after or...

6 Leadership Lessons Corporate Leaders Can Learn From Nonprofits

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Women in nonprofits have long been perceived as needing different skills and holding different life goals than women in the for-profit sector. But as corporate responsibility takes hold and more...

Coffee Talk: The Link Between Leadership & Process Improvement

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If you've ever tried to instill a culture of process improvement in an organization, then you know it is not an easy task. There are cultural and leadership issues that need to be addressed even...