July 2011

Women in business have business relationships with clients, colleagues, partners, employees, and vendors. Relationships are an essential part of their work, and in order to keep their businesses on an even keel, it is important to know when and how to manage the blurry line between personal and professional relationship status. Case in point: Nancy[...]

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Business women are often misunderstood – mainly due to the unique traits they possess as women. These qualities that make them successful can be misread or misinterpreted. Nonetheless, today’s business woman is strong, focused and determined. Being a successful female entrepreneur requires women to, as Ginger Rogers said, “Do everything a man does only backwards[...]

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Working in the corporate world, men and women put up with the commute, the dress code, the hierarchy, intense work, and oftentimes long hours. But what about eating in the lunchroom? How often are lunchtime conversations either boring or bordering on invasive? It never fails. You thought the coast was clear when you entered to[...]

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Many people are finding themselves in the rut of old patterns of behavior that are causing barriers to their business success. These bad habits are hurting their bottom line, their business relationships and giving them a false sense of security. Overall, people have so many wonderful characteristics. But sometimes these wonderful characteristics can become liabilities[...]

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Women are learning the value of successful negotiation. However, men initiate negotiation four times more than women. Because of poor or nonexistent negotiation skills women leave approximately $2000 on the table when buying a car. Women are more pessimistic about the rewards of negotiation than men. These and similar statistics are reflective of a woman[...]

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When it comes to climbing the corporate ladder, you not only need to be on top of your game but you also need to watch your back. As we all know, there are sour grapes in every bunch of people we work with. Some of these backstabbers try either overtly or covertly to sabotage you,[...]

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The Definition of Success

by Karen Keller, Ph.D.

We are now redefining the meaning of success – on our terms. We’re giving it a much needed makeover. Well-defined success factors or keys to success are important to our identity, our sense of accomplishment and our total acceptance of our success. People have defined success, particularly business success, according to other people’s rules. We[...]

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