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Help! My Employee is Flirting With Me

I was promoted to management in a small business fairly recently. I'm female in my early twenties and most of my staff are males in their thirties. Most of the guys have gone through a phase where they casually flirt with me then move on.   One...

5 Common Habits That Can Hold Your Career Back

After my former co-worker Kaley had worked in the business world awhile, something funny happened. She started to become complacent. Then, without even realizing it, Kaley lapsed back into her younger self’s way of managing stress, which was to...

You’re Fired! How Oprah Winfrey and Others Bounced Back

You might think, given all the coverage it’s gotten, that the recent firing of the New York Times’s first female executive editor Jill Abramson was an anomaly. But Abramson is hardly the first high-powered, high-ranking woman to be shown the door....

Damage Control: 5 Social Media Mistakes to Avoid

Last spring, at the start of baseball season, a manager friend called and asked if she should fire one of her direct reports. He had called in sick, and she’d heard through the grapevine that he was tweeting from a Cubs game. In 2013, I wondered,...

Time-Saving Tools Every Entrepreneur Needs

Every entrepreneur wants to run her business like a pro. Whether it’s managing your money, client leads and sales funnels, or being more productive and maximizing the minutes you spend at your desk, we all know there’s room to improve. But when...

What To Do When Your Revenue Flatlines

Tell me if this sounds familiar: Meg just started a new business. Her skills are exceptional, the work turns her on, and she really understands the customers she’s working with. She’s poised for success and excited about sharing what she does with...

Mothers of Invention: Meet 5 Inspiring Mompreneurs

There aren’t specific statistics on the number of mom-owned businesses, but there’s no question the number of female-owned businesses is soaring. Women are now launching more than 1,200 new businesses per day, double the rate from only three...

Could You Be in the Wrong Career?

When’s the last time you asked yourself if you’re (still) doing what you love? Often, just getting through the daily workload keeps your mind occupied enough that wondering whether your career is really making you happy becomes an afterthought....

3 Ways To Prevent Embezzlement In Your Business

I hate this scenario. And I find myself here at least several times a year. It’s a new client, sometimes in tears, sometimes with steam coming out of her ears, recounting a story about how her trusted bookkeeper stole thousands of dollars. It’s a...

Is Crying at Work Ever Okay?

How should I react to someone who cries in a meeting where I'm giving potentially difficult feedback? I come from the corporate consulting world where crying would be a huge sign of weakness, but now I'm in the nonprofit sector, where (at least...

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