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"If I See a Leadership Book on a Leader's Desk, I'll Fire Her!"

Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells) | Posted 12.29.2014 | Business
Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells)

In the news some weeks ago, we read an interview with a well-known top executive from Finland. He had just visited Oslo to share his thoughts about l...

4 Things to Do to Make You a Better You

Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells) | Posted 10.12.2014 | Business
Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells)

Today many in our part of the world agree that personal development is important and that we live in a time where we must be adaptive and open to change.

8 Things I Did For Money

Katina Corrao | Posted 10.12.2014 | Comedy
Katina Corrao

I wore my skimpiest outfit -- a mock turtleneck and plaid skirt from Ann Taylor Loft. Bernie would say, "Katina, show these fine folks just how much you'll slash for them today." That's when my dead eyes looked straight ahead and I said, "I'm gonna slash $500 dollars."

Why Taking Time Off Is Valuable for Your Career

Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells) | Posted 10.05.2014 | Business
Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells)

When you are really busy in your life and career, it might feel like a utopian thought to take a few days off. Not to mention a few weeks. Days or weeks where you can whisk away on a much-needed vacation, preferably far away from everyday chores.

How to Tackle Negative Feedback and Still Feel Great

Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells) | Posted 09.23.2014 | Business
Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells)

We know it is hard to change behavior. But trust us, you can do it. We can not remember the last time we had a fight or argument with someone. But we constantly learn new things and we end up knowing the nicest people all over the place, also if we start out on a rough path!

Climbing the Corporate Ladder... and Falling Down

Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells) | Posted 09.01.2014 | Business
Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells)

There have been a few moments in my life, beautiful moments, where someone I've met tells me that what we talked about once, totally transformed their...

Being a Good Leader Is Not a Popularity Contest

Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells) | Posted 08.26.2014 | Business
Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells)

The corporate world is changing. Again. And the requirements for how to be a good leader are also changing. Again.

The True Meaning Of Fearless Love

Mable Chan | Posted 04.27.2014 | Weddings
Mable Chan

Deep down, I feared the trappings of marriage. I feared that marriage would make me give up independent thoughts and ideals.

Barbara Walters: The Real Life Mary Richards

Jennifer Armstrong | Posted 07.20.2013 | Women
Jennifer Armstrong

I grew up idolizing both Barbara Walters and Mary Richards. I moved to a big city, became a journalist, and lived the better part of the last decade as a single, independent, successful (if I do say so) career woman. I don't think this is a coincidence.

You Are Always Looking for a Job -- It Doesn't Knock, It Hums

Jocelyn Greenky | Posted 05.04.2013 | Women
Jocelyn Greenky

Many women think of networking like exercising: something that's good for them, that they know they should be doing, but that they just can't find the time or the motivation to do.

I'm Single And Childless ... And I Know What You're Thinking

Melanie Notkin | Posted 02.13.2013 | Women
Melanie Notkin

I know what you're thinking. I can read it on your face... the distracted smile, the unconvincing nod, the slightly furrowed brow... You're trying to figure out what's wrong with me.

8 Ways To Avoid Burnout Before 30

LearnVest | Posted 08.05.2012 | Women

Burnout can ruin personal relationships and cause fatigue, insomnia, depression and anxiety. What's worse? It may be spreading through Gen Y women like wildfire.

Beyond Training: Tips for Building Professional Skills Outside the Classroom

Women & Co | Posted 08.05.2012 | Women
Women & Co

If you are more of a "hands on" learner like me, here are some fresh ideas on how you can build professional skills beyond the usual training course.

Brag, Dammit!

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 03.20.2012 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

As one more reminder why you still see more men than women in the corporate suites, there's this: women don't exaggerate nearly enough.

Is "Career Woman" the New "Spinster?"

Melanie Notkin | Posted 09.26.2011 | Women
Melanie Notkin

"I know a lot of women like you," said my date, admitting he was trying to figure out why a 'great girl' like me was still single.