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July 4, 2016. Independence Day in the US. As I scrolled through the various celebratory postings on social media yesterday, I started to think about the meaning of the word “Independent”. According to one of the online dictionaries, the word means “to be free of dependence, reliance on or control by others as well as[…]

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S * * * ! The ugliest four letter word in the language for most professionals who bill for the use of their brain (think lawyers, accountants, consultants, engineers). No, not THAT word. Get your mind out of the gutter, people. THIS word: S – E – L – L. I know, your heart rate[…]

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I was sitting in rush hour traffic this morning and I fished around for something interesting to listen to on satellite radio. I landed on Radio Andy, the channel run by Andy Cohen, the fearless prince of Bravo! Television in the US and worshipper of all things pop culture. He was interviewing Diane Von Furstenberg,[…]

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I recently attended a women’s leadership conference where a speaker addressing the crowd on emotional intelligence commented on the difference between Baby Boomers’ and younger generations’ views on workplace expectations. She–a Gen Xer–recounted the time when she was in her early 20’s and lamented to her father about her boss’ nasty disposition. She said that[…]

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When you page through any newspaper, trade magazine or business journal nowadays your eyes are often assaulted by the large number of melodramatic articles about the endless flaws of the “Millennial” generation. If you believe any of these accounts, you would think that the global economy as we know it is irredeemably doomed. It’s no[…]

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