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Love Your Work, Love Your Team

With a career spanning three decades, I’m enormously lucky to have a job I love. With a career spanning three decades, I’m enormously lucky to have a job I love—and getting here has certainly been a journey. I studied finance and computer science in college, and upon graduation took a job with a consulting firm

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Leadership Series: Is the Grass Really Greener?

As an HR professional, I have the opportunity to meet with employees when they’re about to make their exit in favor of what they think is a better opportunity. Another company has convinced them that their grass is much greener. But is that really the case? It might be for some people, but many quickly

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Leadership Series: Don’t Lose Sight of Your Vision

Last week, I went to a sip and paint class. It’s an interesting concept—you get to be a little creative, unleash your inner artist and drink wine in the process. In other words, my type of activity! The teacher began the class with an announcement: “We’ll be painting a cityscape of Charlotte.” I had predicted

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Leadership Series: How to Be a Millennial and Define Your Worth

I’m a millennial. There. I said it. What do you think of when you hear the word millennial? In today’s world, that M word can carry a negative connotation. It makes a lot of us work as hard as we can to prove that negative connotation shouldn’t apply to us. And if you aren’t a

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Leadership Series: Mental Toughness

Guest Author: Josh Pate I’ve always been a guy that believes actions speak louder than words. A lot of people say or think they’re mentally tough, but the reality is they quake at the first sign of adversity—unable to handle the tough times, though they say they can handle most anything. In sales, especially, I

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Leadership Series: An Incremental Approach to Success

Guest Author: Justin Yurek   The Myth of Knocking It Out of the Park “But there is no joy in Mudville—mighty Casey has struck out.” – Casey at the Bat When I was going to business school, I used to read a lot about Silicon Valley entrepreneurs. I’m talking about people like Sergey and Larry

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Workshop Series: 6 Steps to Breaking Bad Habits

Guest Author: Katie Woods Has anyone ever told you to do better? It’s easy to say, but it doesn’t provide you with any sort of plan or how-to guide. And do better as opposed to what? That horrible thing you do almost habitually? Ding, ding, ding! That’s it! What that person means, and perhaps does

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Leadership Series: The Art of Failing Forward

Guest Author: Tim Pirrone In life and in business, failure is inevitable. Whether you could have parented your child differently in a certain situation or handled challenges at work better, failure is just around the corner, and you should welcome it. Successful professionals don’t rise through the ranks because everything is handed to them on

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Leadership Series: Failing Fast

Guest Author: Liz Garrick We hear about the concept of failing fast often, but what does it mean? Do people actually try to fail? That doesn’t seem like a successful way to grow your career. Failing fast, to me, means taking chances that might not always end in success the first time around. But that

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