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Do you talk politics at work? You could lose your job.

Do you talk politics at work?  You could lose your job.

Do you talk politics at work? We hear about free speech all the time, but what happens when your boss overhears you talking about a subject that flares tempers on both sides? As we approach the midterm elections in November, there are always hot button issues (and candidates) that get the blood boiling. In Texas, there is a gubernatorial race that will surely bring out the liberal feminist in me. ...[Read More]

Women in technology – Empowering the next generation

Women in technology – Empowering the next generation

There are few women in technology is the message we have been getting.  Would you believe that a young female movie star invented spectrum radio, the technology that made the wireless phone possible in 1942?  Meet Hedy Lamarr, the glamorous Hollywood starlet, who was born in Austria in 1914 and started her film career after meeting Louie B. Mayer in London.  According to Wikipedia,  “In Holl ...[Read More]

The Working Women of the CIA

The Working Women of the CIA

In which Federal Government agency do working women hold 62% of the top jobs?  Department of Education?  How about Energy?  Maybe the FBI?  Would you believe it’s the Central Intelligence Agency?  Yes, the CIA has recognized that women have the right stuff, even if movies and fiction historically haven’t recognized it.  According to an Ann Curry interview with the CIA, 5 of the 8 top p ...[Read More]

Do You Power Pose?

Do You Power Pose?

What does your body language say about how powerful you are – Do you Power Pose?  Do you stand tall and show up when you walk into a meeting?  Do you sit in the corner, your hands in your lap, your chin tucked in, your shoulders hunched?  There has been much research around body language, but last year I saw Ann Cuddy’s TED talk that addresses not so much what our body language say to ...[Read More]

Do You Have A Career Plan? 5 Steps For Mapping Out Your Career

Do You Have A Career Plan? 5 Steps For Mapping Out Your Career

Remember when you were a child and you dreamed about what you wanted to be when you grew up?  Have you followed that dream or have you just let your career happen?  We generally start off with good intentions, then life intervenes and your career plan (if you even had one) gets lost along the way. Whether you’re just starting your career or you’re a seasoned veteran whose career detoured years ago ...[Read More]

Courage, Compassion, and Connection: How The Women in the Senate Moved the Unmovable

Courage, Compassion, and Connection: How The Women in the Senate Moved the Unmovable

I started Oprah and Brene’ Brown’s Life Class eCourse Sunday morning and I thought it went well with the topic I had chosen for my blog this week:  Courage, Compassion and Connection – Tools for a Wholehearted Journey.  Last week we saw how important that was when 20 women in the Senate broke the stalemate created by the last few years of bickering in Congress. The women in the Senate had created ...[Read More]

What’s Your Legacy? – You’re Never Too Old to Follow Your Dreams

What’s Your Legacy? – You’re Never Too Old to Follow Your Dreams

What’s your legacy?  What kind of legacy have you created so far?  What would you like your legacy to be? Did you ever want to be an artist? Or sing in a band? Or drive a race car? Most of us  dream of exotic intoxicating careers that we want to do before we call it quits. At the age of 12 I knew I wanted to be a musician in a band, traveling the country and playing gigs to thousands of peop ...[Read More]

Ajna – 5 Meditation Techniques for the Office

Ajna – 5 Meditation Techniques for the Office

Ajna has just completed her 21 Day Meditation with Deepak Chopra and Oprah.  It was a wonderful chance to reduce stress, quiet her thoughts, and improve her focus.  She has committed to herself to continue the practice everyday and has decided to look for ways to practice some short meditation techniques in the office. After a little research, Ajna found a couple of great tips she can use.. You do ...[Read More]

What Does Your Workspace Say About You?

What Does Your Workspace Say About You?

Most of us spend at least 9 hours a day at our workspace.  Whether you work in a cube, an office with windows, or work in the field, most of us care about where we produce the work we do. When Ajna moved into her new office she made a few choices.  She likes a calm clean office, with a few small pictures of her family, her favorite poster of a beach scene, and a variety of shoes stashed in the bot ...[Read More]

The Dream Job Checklist – 9 ‘Must Have’ Considerations?

The Dream Job Checklist – 9 ‘Must Have’ Considerations?

Are you looking for your dream job?  Do you have a job checklist with the criteria for that perfect job?  Have you even thought about what you really want in a job? Over the past several months I’ve been house hunting.  There’s a possibility of a giant land fill not too far from where I’m at now and the idea of bio-hazards, smell and declining land values in the future are not very appealing.  The ...[Read More]