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Business travel: the perks with no kids?

For the last several weeks my job has been particularly demanding.  I took on two very high profile projects in preparation for my company’s biggest customer event and, as a result, have been working long, long hours. I’ve been getting … Continue reading

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Why I embrace a blended work environment

Not much makes me angrier than hearing that remote workers are not as productive or effective as those who go to the office every day. I’ve been a part-time remote worker since 2000 when my then employer, in the midst … Continue reading

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A fine balance

“I haven’t screwed up this big in awhile.” That’s the Facebook status I posted on Saturday morning. As I mentioned in my previous post, I’d been away from home on business travel for six days.  I woke up early on … Continue reading

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CEO and pregnant and bears – oh my!

Silicon Valley is abuzz this week with the news that not only was Google Vice President Marissa Mayer tapped to be Yahoo!’s new CEO, but she revealed the same day that she is expecting.  She’s definitely not the first female … Continue reading

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How to survive a working conference

I’ve just returned from my company’s annual customer conference in Las Vegas,  an event that meant 12 hours of standing booth duty, 7 short theatre presentations, 6 hours of one-on-one meetings with industry analysts,  5 days of restaurant or conference … Continue reading

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On being present

“…the biggest mistake I made is the one that most of us make while doing this. I did not live in the moment enough. This is particularly clear now that the moment is gone, captured only in photographs.” “There is … Continue reading

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It’s hard to display executive presence when you’re a harried mom

Last week I had an important meeting; I had to represent my division at a cross-organizational working session with executives from other divisions, each two or even three levels above me, each male. The night before the meeting, I felt … Continue reading

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