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Four Things I Learned That One Time I Got Let Go

Four Things I Learned That One Time I Got Let Go

Once upon a time there was a girl who was a rock star at work. She just got promoted, got a killer mid-year review, and her customers loved her….
Management Lessons From Under The Bus

Management Lessons From Under The Bus

One ominous day a long, long time ago I got thrown under a bus to the CEO of my company at the time. Me, a pretty low level employee at the time, got blamed for a pretty huge issue. The…
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My Top 5 Tips On Mentoring, Sponsorship, And Coaching

Mentor, sponsor, coach, oh my! These 3 words mean different things to different people. Let me start by sharing my personal definition of these concepts: A mentor is someone you meet with regularly to provide guidance and advice on
5 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started My Career

5 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started My Career

Back when I started my career in the late 90s, things were a little different – I didn’t get a laptop and used a…
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Listen Up Employers – This Is What Millennials Want From You

I keep reading article after article with unsolicited advice to millennials – tips on how to succeed, tips on communications, tips on how…
a bike lesson that turns into a lesson on leadership

What My Grandpop Taught Me About Leadership

When I was a kid, my Grandpop would load me and my bike into the back of his green pickup and drive us to a nearby…
Learning To “Lean In” After A Career Setback

Learning To “Lean In” After A Career Setback

A Career Setback Back in March of 2003, my career was in full swing. I was a business consultant for a top firm, traveling each…
What My 9-Year Old Can Teach You About Career Development

What My 9-Year Old Can Teach You About Career Development

Last summer, my daughter and I attended Take Your Child To Work Day in my office. I’m very lucky – my company goes all out and makes the day…
When Work Is No Longer Work

When Work Is No Longer Work

I’m going to let you in on a little secret … I stopped working this year. Yes, I admit it. I haven’t been working. It’s not that I don’t…

The Power of Amazing – It Gets Better

Amazing things happen when amazing people come together. Last June, Moya Watson, (@moyalynne) an SAP employee, and some colleagues from the SAP Palo Alto Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) employee community kicked off a grassroots project to film an…