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Know Thyself

Wednesday, 10 September 2014 11:39
Developing Your Inner Leader. One of the most important skills you could develop as a leader is self-awareness—continuously being aware of your thought process and your reactions to those thoughts. It includes understanding and analyzing your strengths and weaknesses. It's difficult work, but when a leader practices self-awareness strategies, it makes a world of difference: Self-aware leaders transform their work cultures and inspire their employees. Read more...
It's that time of year: Everyone wants to be on vacation. Keeping things running smoothly while managing time-off requests for in a fair manner could be a challenge for any business owner or manager. Here are a few tips for managing the deluge of requests for days off: Read more...

Leverage LinkedIn: A Hands-On Workshop

Tuesday, 10 June 2014 11:24
Facebook, Instagram, Twitter ... it seems there's some new trend in social media tool that's all the rage, every time you turn around. For busy women, there's just not time to learn them all, nor is it necessary. However, LinkedIn is one social media tool you can't to do without, and it's important to know how to use all of its components to leverage its benefits. Read more...

Transitioning with Purpose

Tuesday, 29 April 2014 06:34
Get from where you are to where you want to be.Are you thinking about a new career—one that’s personally meaningful and fulfilling, that aligns with your passions? One where you can shine, use your strengths and talents, or climb the ladder? You may need a career coach. Read more...
Diane Kniowski, WOOD TV, WOTV, and WXSP TV president and general manager, collects snow globes. The whimsical trinkets are mementos that also reflect the news world: Sometimes, the world is still; everything appears normal. When the world is shaken up, the view changes dramatically. Diane? She barely gets rattled. Some family members lovingly refer to her as The Enforcer. She is a general manager. She’s comfortable with change. She always knows where to be. Read more...

Leading with Courageous Acts

Tuesday, 25 March 2014 09:19
Melissa Werkman, Down Syndrome Association executive director, is a woman with a powerful story of perseverance and courage. In January she spoke at the ATHENA Leadership Forum, focusing on the tenet of Courageous Acts from the ATHENA Leadership Model. We caught up with Melissa recently and asked some additional questions, delving deeper into how she lives courageously each day—and we discovered some good advice for those who are just finding their voice. Read more...

3 Steps to Finding a Career Coach

Thursday, 13 February 2014 02:59
As a business owner, it’s natural to see your company go through many phases of growth. And as a leader, it’s normal to ask yourself if you’re leading your team to the best of your abilities. Is there more you could be doing? And what are you not doing that you should be doing? Over the past two years, our company experienced a tremendous amount of change. At times, I felt like I was merely getting through the long list of to-dos, with little to no time left over for guiding the overall direction of the company. In addition to… Read more...

Keeping Financially Fit

Tuesday, 14 January 2014 07:51
Achieving financial success is no simple matter. It takes hard work, perseverance and adherence to strategies of saving, investing and managing your finances. Just as there are good habits associated with staying physically fit, there are also best practices involved with keeping financially fit. Simple strategies such as using debt wisely, taking advantage of tax-advantaged investment vehicles, and monitoring spending habits all go a long way toward helping you achieve your personal, business and financial goals. Read more...
I was never a fan of the cocktail party-variety networking scene. I will never be one to dart around a room shoving business cards into people’s hands. I prefer meaningful conversations with people, getting to know them and vice versa. But social media networking? That’s something different altogether. Done right, it’s never a hit-and-run. Rather, it consists of building relationships over months and even years by sharing information—both professional and personal—through posts, comments, and responding to questions in various online communities. What’s the return on investment, the ROI, for putting that kind of time into social media? Actually, it’s called the… Read more...

5 Tips for Healthy Change in the Workplace

Tuesday, 10 December 2013 02:27
There is one thing in life that is constant: change. In the workplace, you can be sure that at some point you will experience change and transition. As employees are promoted and new policies are implemented, it's important to have the ability to navigate changes to prevent a decline in morale and lack of productivity.   As we go to work each week, we grow used to the same systems and structures. When something comes along to disrupt what we are used to, we may naturally go into defense or survival mode. Although change in most cases is for the… Read more...