The productive vacation checklist

A trip to the tropics. An urban getaway. An escape to the cottage. Or a staycation in your hometown. No matter how you spend your vacation time, it’s important to step away from the daily grind to refresh, recharge and reset. I just got back from a trip to Mexico so I totally understand the... Continue Reading →

When a “perfect 10” isn’t so perfect

In many of the places I’ve worked, part of the annual review process involved evaluating my performance related to different skills and characteristics on a rating scale. Sometimes I ranked myself, or my manager evaluated me, or my peers and dotted-line managers provided ratings. Based on my experience, I would have never imagined that gender... Continue Reading →

Why self-care isn’t selfish

Self-care is all the rage right now. Why? It’s probably because just a few years ago, it was thought of as cool to be extremely busy. Being really busy with work, family, friends and other interests earned bragging rights. But eventually, burnout, demotivation and exhaustion set in, and being busy wasn’t trendy anymore. Self-care can... Continue Reading →

7 tips for making networking easier

The cocktail reception at a conference. The Facebook group meetup. The after-work social. The period before a lunch or panel discussion starts. All of these events are great opportunities for networking. But, some people cringe when faced with a similar scenario. If that’s you, remember that networking is worth the work. Your network is important... Continue Reading →

Gender balance makes dollars and sense

Today is International Women’s Day (IWD), which celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. IWD marks a call-to-action for accelerating gender balance. This year’s theme is #BalanceforBetter because: “Balance is not a women's issue, it's a business issue. The race is on for the gender-balanced boardroom, a gender-balanced government, gender-balanced media coverage,... Continue Reading →

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