By: Kristy Wallace

As professional women, we often put others first — whether it’s that teammate who needs help on a project, that manager who asks you to cut your vacation short to meet a last-minute need (which I hope never happens, but it has happened to me!), or the…


By: Cindy Tsai

Are you feeling stressed and exhausted? How often do you take time for you? Here are the five best principles to practice self-care in a sustainable manner.

1) Make time to focus on the now.

You’re busy. You have a lot on your plate. You’re a good person who wants to help everyone else. …


By: Caroline Dowd-Higgins

The pandemic-induced work style of back-to-back meetings without transition time and overworked and overwhelmed employees has dangerously normalized into the status quo.

I hear from clients, friends, and colleagues that the daily meeting blitz leaves no time to do the work. Evenings and weekends are spent catching…


By: Caroline Dowd-Higgins

Grit is defined as firmness of mind or spirit — an unyielding courage in the face of challenge. The career world is changing so fast that grit has also become a sought-after competency for hiring and a necessity for entrepreneurs and innovators.

The emerging research indicates that…


By: Caroline Dowd-Higgins

In today’s world of work, you need to get into the career game and redefine your distinguishing strengths and value-add so you can be seen, heard, and considered for the new opportunities you seek. Adjust the career lens through which you see the world. …


By: Judy Gielniak

The pandemic has changed the world, in some ways perhaps forever. We’re all going through a challenging, historical event. Our personal lives have been upended (if not worse) and for many of us, our professional lives have, as well. …


By: Trish Golas

By June 2020, it was clear that the COVID-19 pandemic was here to stay for a while, and thoughts of locking down for a few weeks and re-emerging in an unchanged world seemed distant and quaint. …


By: Caroline Dowd-Higgins

This week, three people I know well left solid careers they had been in for multiple years for another opportunity that honored their values. The global pandemic wreaked havoc in many ways, but it also gave people the chance to deeply consider what matters. …


By: Caroline Dowd-Higgins

It had been eighteen months since I took a true vacation and left my house to travel for an extended period. Sure, I took all my PTO in 2020, but the time off was not the same due to the pandemic. This summer, I visited my family…


By: Pichi Bellingrath McClure

There’s a reason why they say that slow and steady wins the race.

The idea is to overcome obstacles so you can become a winner and — ultimately — a champion. You’ve probably heard of Aesop’s fable of The Tortoise and the Hare.

Aesop’s fable is…

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