Category Archives: Life on Your Terms

Three Beliefs That Are Ruining Your Work-Life Balance

The first eight years of her marriage, Tiffany Dufu had a beautiful home to go along with her brilliant career raising money to advance women and girls. She did most of the work around the house, but being Type A, she was okay with that. “It was my dirty secret,” says Dufu, now chief leadership officer at Levo, a professional network for Millennials, and a launch team member of Leanin.org. … [ more ]

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Kara Swisher on Taking Risks and Having No Regrets

If there’s one thing you notice right off the bat about Kara Swisher, it’s that the executive editor of Recode does not mince words. It could be because she doesn’t have time to run circles around her meaning, but the more she speaks her mind, the more you realize that the tech journalist is simply a straight shooter.   Yet Swisher is as insightful as she is direct, and the … [ more ]

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When Bad Bosses Happen to Good People

If you’ve never had a bad boss, you must have spent your career…self-employed! Unfortunately, managers who are incompetent or otherwise awful are a fact of working life. Indeed, a whopping 568 of you responded to our call for bad boss stories and the lessons you learned from the experience. Read these cringe-worthy tales—and commiserate.

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Annabelle Gurwitch on Setbacks, Bouncing Back and the Business Cards She Can’t Hand Out

In Hollywood, true grit isn’t only the name of a John Wayne movie. It’s also a job requirement. So when Annabelle Gurwitch auditioned to play a mother in a commercial and ended up being cast as a crone in the Middle Ages, she took it in stride.

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The Truth about Confidence

Women just need to believe in themselves more. That’s often the prescription for righting gender inequities in the workplace. But a big part of the confidence gap is not being addressed, says Janet Crawford, CEO of Cascadance, Inc., an organizational change firm that helps companies address issues of under-representation and create cultures of inclusion. “Low confidence is not an individual phenomenon, but is in part, a general consequence of something … [ more ]

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Career Moves: Ask These Two Questions Before You Leap

Unfortunately, you don’t have to love your job to be good at it. Sara DiVello had gone into public relations thinking she could make a living and write, her true passion. “At first, I got caught up in the cool factor of working at a big company, in the fancy skyscraper—I felt like I was Melanie Griffith in Working Girl! But as I advanced up the ranks, I got lost … [ more ]

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How to Get Buy-in from Your Boss, Team, Client, Anyone!

You don’t have to be in sales to wish you were a good salesperson. After all, every instance of persuasion—whether it’s getting your team to improve its performance or your boss to green-light your proposal—is a form of selling. Being personable and articulate helps, of course. But getting buy-in is more about know-how than natural gifts, says Joanne Black, who has more than 35 years of sales and management experience … [ more ]

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Free Teleclass: The New Rules for Career Happiness

The New Rules for Career Happiness Tuesday, August 25th, 2015 12:00-12:30pm CDT REGISTER NOW

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Podcast: Strategies to Work Smarter, Not Harder

Life today is busy! We tell ourselves that if only we could make better use of our downtime or multitask more cleverly we’d get ahead of the busyness…but that’s not how it works. In this 30-minute podcast, productivity guru Carson Tate offers strategies to help you work simply AND live fully. Click Play to listen or read the full transcript below. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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How to Set Boundaries Without Feeling Guilty

How to Set Boundaries Without Feeling Guilty Tuesday, June 23, 2015 12:00-12:30 PM (CDT) REGISTER HERE

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Podcast: Life is Not a Stress Rehearsal — with Loretta LaRoche

The complexities of modern day life and the perception of what we need to do in one day has shifted us from “human beings” into “human doings.” Listen to this engaging and entertaining 30-minute teleclass to learn valuable tools to help you “lighten up” and enjoy life more. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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Bring on the Brave! 15 Women Share Their Most Daring Career Moves

Turns out you don’t have to search long or hard for women’s stories of courage at work—especially when you have our contact list! We asked and were swamped with responses. Here’s the first installment of fear-defying deeds and what our speakers and friends have learned from them. Be prepared to be inspired.

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Exclusive Interview: Lupita Nyong’o on Strength, Success and Feeding Her Soul

Long before Lupita Nyong’o won an Oscar for her first major movie role (Patsey in 12 Years a Slave) and graced the covers of Vogue, Marie Claire and People, she was a 16-year-old from Kenya moving halfway around the world by herself to study in Mexico, where her parents lived when she was born. She says she was “excited but mainly terrified.” But she set off with courage, which is … [ more ]

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Podcast: Women Who Dare

In this recording of our 30-minute teleclass with best-selling Passages author Gail Sheehy, you’ll hear about women—Sheehy included—who have mastered their fear in order to achieve their potential. Sheehy, who recently launched the “Daring Project,” encouraging women to be different so they can start dreaming dangerously, talks about what it takes to be daring and the pivotal times in her life when she was afraid to do something but overcame her fear. … [ more ]

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Exclusive Interview: Diana Nyad’s Xtreme Life Lessons

There’s persistence—say, trying to swim the 110 miles from Cuba to Florida without a shark-proof cage. And then there’s Diana Nyad persistence—trying four more times, despite rough seas and stormy weather, hours-long asthma attacks and paralyzing jellyfish stings, until she succeeded—all after turning 60 years old. Nyad could also brand leadership, resilience and success. Here’s her take on them and more.

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Podcast: Shift into Fall with Tory Johnson

At a difficult time in her life, Tory Johnson had an epiphany: she needed to lose weight and start living the life she really wanted. Her book, The Shift, chronicles her journey into this new life with practical advice for anyone looking to make a change. In this inspiring 30-minute talk, Tory tells her story and makes it clear that whatever your shift, no matter how many times you’ve tried and failed, … [ more ]

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Swing for the Fences — Podcast with Tara Sophia Mohr

In this recording of our July teleclass, “Swing for the Fences,” author Tara Sophia Mohr illuminates the psychology of “playing small” and provides some great ideas for learning how to play big instead. Listen to the fascinating 30-minute session below, and then visit taramohr.com to download her free “Ten Rules for Brilliant Women” workbook. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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How to Ask for What You Want—and Get It

Unhappy about something at work? Stop grumbling about it and speak up! Here’s the right way to do it, from Jane Hyun, a global leadership strategist and the co-author of Flex: The New Playbook for Managing Across Differences.

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Crack the Confidence Code — Podcast with Katty Kay

Why do so many women—even women who have achieved unprecedented success in the public and private sectors—lack the self-assurance that drives many of their male colleagues? “Psychologists uniformly agree that a little bit of overconfidence is better than a little bit of under-confidence, which is what most women suffer from,” says BBC World News America anchor Katty Kay. In this podcast, Kay explains the research behind confidence, plus why—and how—women should work on boosting … [ more ]

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Sallie Krawcheck at the 2013 Texas Conference for Women

“If it comes down to your ethics vs. a job, choose ethics. You can always find another job.” 2013 Texas Conference for Women keynote Sallie Krawcheck, one of the most respected voices on Wall Street, speaks about lessons she learned in her own career in senior leadership roles and the importance of women in business.

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