Connecting Career and Character

Ability may get you to the top but it takes character to keep you there."  John Worden

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What is Character?

Character consists of the moral or ethical traits that form the individual nature of a person. An individual's character traits differ from their personal values, which are culture specific.

Stop And Smell the Roses

"If you're always racing to the next moment, what happens to the one you're in."  Anonymous

This article follows a recent early morning walk in the park by my home where beautiful rose bushes were in bloom all along the path. As a "workaholic on a healing journey,"  I have to remind myself regularly to stop and smell the roses.

Reputation: It's Your Career Brand

A career reputation is created over time as a result of attitude and behavior. Be intentional about yours!

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Reputation: It's Your Career Brand

Reputation is our identity in the opinion of others. In the business world, reputation is considered by many to be our most important asset, so shaping and developing how we wish to be perceived becomes a wise career strategy.

The Importance of Validation

"Validation of your truth is the essence of respect."  Jenna Ryan
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The Importance of Validation
Validation is an important part of being in relationship with Self and others. When we validate someone we are acknowledging that person's unique identity. Our external validation can also affirm positive feelings the person holds about him/herself. Understanding validation, and knowing how to give and receive it, is an essential career competency.

Making A Difference

A Zen master suggested that instead of saying, "Don't just sit there do something,"
we should say the opposite, "Don't just do something, sit there."  Carl Honore, In Praise of Slow. 2004

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Making a Difference

This article explores the concepts of being and doing in the context of a woman's desire to make a difference.

Understanding the Female Brain

"The brain constitutes about 3% of your body weight but it uses 20-25% of your body's energy." Robert Sapolsky, Stanford University
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Understanding the Female Brain

Recent advances in neuroscience have shown that our brains are "plastic," an ability that makes it possible for us to continually learn from our experiences.

Triangulation in Communication

Your Career
"The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place."
George Bernard Shaw
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Triangulation in Communication

Triangulation in communication occurs when one person avoids communicating directly with another regarding an issue or problem, but instead talks with a third party about it.

Boundaries in Relationships

You have no control over another person, but you always have control over how you choose to respond to that person.
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Boundaries in Relationships

Managing Unhealthy Guilt

Career Tip
"At work, you think of the children you have left at home. At home, you think of the work you've left unfinished. Such a struggle is unleashed within yourself. Your heart is rent."
Golda Meir
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Managing Unhealthy Guilt

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