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12
Feb

Top 5 Signs that You’re STUCK at Work

In transitional economic times, it is easy to feel stuck—stuck in the wrong job, stuck in a failing company or stuck in the unemployment line. But an uncertain economy does not necessarily mean that you have to remain stuck. In fact, getting stuck at work usually has very little to do with the state of the economy, and many of

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18
Jan

No “one size fits all” Courage

There is no “one size fits all” formula or courage pill for overcoming obstacles at work. The size and importance of obstacles change as does our capacity to deal with them. Only by journeying inward can we each identify the appropriate courage action that will advance our lives and careers beyond the obstacles we face at any given moment. True

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13
Jan

10 Teachings for Teenage Girls to Live a Courageous Life

When was the last time you used the word courage with your teenager? The best New Year commitment any family member or friend with a teenage girl is simply to start saying and applying the word courage. The word courage comes from the French word corage, meaning “heart and spirit,” so I am not talking about the typical definition: confronting

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12
Jan

Katherine Graham: Courage to Roll Up Your Sleeves

Excerpt from The Courage Difference at Work: A Unique Success Guide for Women Self-Doubt or Higher Standards Katherine Meyer grew up in a privileged family and graduated in 1938 from the University of Chicago. Her father had urged her to launch her career in journalism by working for the paper he had purchased five years earlier, The Washington Post. Young

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2
Jan

No More #MeToo in 2018: How to Use Courage to Speak Stark Naked

Who’s kidding whom? Something’s not right in the conversation. You have an uneasy feeling what you’re saying does not match up to what you’re thinking. You’ve felt it before, but you play the game (and play it well). You’re stuck in a pattern; perhaps you’re too polite or too charged. You no longer feel comfortable speaking the stark-naked truth. The

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26
Dec

Find Who You’re Becoming in the Magic of the Morning

How do you feel about your work life? Are you living in joyful childlike innocence, or are you an overanxious, controlling adult? One easy way to find out is to take advantage of that first slice of stillness just as you awaken. You can ask a question about something, and the truth will reveal itself with a simple “yes or

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15
Dec

Have the Courage to Speak the Truth

Our relationships are defined by the conversations we have—or do not have–with the people in our lives. How many times have you chosen not to speak up during a staff meeting for fear of being ostracized—or even fired? You can assess the quality of your relationships by analyzing the quality of your conversations. For example, do you harbor resentment toward

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14
Dec

Courage Steps Accumulate

“Small courageous acts accumulate like drops of rain in a puddle to create your own vast reservoir of courage.” From COURAGE: The Heart and Spirit of Every Woman/Reclaiming the Forgotten Virtue  

29
Nov

I Am Grateful

I am grateful for those enlightened souls whose contributions create a shift in world consciousness. I am grateful for those who display basic values of social grace. I am grateful for the holy moments that appear when I stop to be present to the beauty that surrounds me. I am grateful to know that new possibilities are waiting to be

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9
Nov

3 Ways Women Can Boost Courageous Leadership

One of the first life lessons of my career also made the biggest impression. Maybe you recall one of those types of stories in your life. I had taken a job as an entry-level business development officer for a small start-up bank in West Los Angeles. My job responsibilities consisted of qualifying, securing and transferring profitable clients in the bank’s

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