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How to Make a Bucket List for Your Professional Goals

Bucket lists often take the same track as New Year Resolutions and ambiguous goals. If they’re met, that’s great! But bucket list items usually only appear in our day dreams. Make your professional bucket list a reality with today’s challenge. Is there a project you want to work do? A specific team you want to […]

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Why You Should Introduce Yourself To Everyone At Work

My friend’s work recently switched to rolling desks and an open floor plan. No longer assigned to a specific seat, my friend has the opportunity to sit next to someone new each day. Try introducing yourself officially to that person you pass in the hallway or maybe you see a new employee, say “hello”! Today’s […]

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All The Reasons Why You Should Have A Year Long Reading Goal

There are lots of reasons to read. We read for fun. We read to appease our curiosities and learn about topics we’re interested in. Sometimes we have to read for work and sometimes we read to change the work we do. It’s for this reason everyone should have a year long reading goal. All the […]

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Use this Phone Exercise to Strengthen Your Network

When I started consulting I flew out to Seattle for the first time with my new coworker, Joel. I was the business analyst, he was the developer. We were put on all the MES projects together. Soon, two other developers joined our new-to-consulting-but-soon-to-dominate MES group, Karthik and Camille. Since we were all new to Seattle […]

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Try this formula to make more connections on LinkedIn

Networking is everything. Whether you have a job, are looking for one, or are content where you’re at, nothing beats having that A+ network at your fingertips. Remember that saying, “If you’re the smartest person in the room, you’re probably in the wrong room.”? That goes for your professional network as well. I think that’s why people are so picky when […]

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Business Reads from Chicago’s Top Business Schools

I just came back from an awesome weekend in Chicago. I hung out with my best friend, Kaila, and attended two days of FABTECH. There is lots to write about and share. First I wanted to make this quick post about this new reading material Kaila shared with me. Broad Shoulders A woman’s professional group […]