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In Defense of Nursing

Gregory Roloff | Posted 09.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Gregory Roloff

The field of nursing has an attribute that many others lack. Even on the worst of days, nurses will never leave the workplace wondering if they just did something meaningful. My hope is that that the public outcry to the incident on The View revives a deeper respect for nursing.

Is Your Professionalism Costing You Your Career or Business?

Melissa J. Nixon | Posted 09.29.2015 | Business
Melissa J. Nixon

While at lunch today, I was talking with a friend whose has had her own consulting business for over 20 years. We were in the midst of sharing ideas and getting caught up when, I heard another one. Another story of a woman who had been dinged in her career for being "too" professional, well I guess essentially for not opening up.

Does Cannabis Need a Corporate Makeover?

Alex Thiersch | Posted 09.15.2015 | Business
Alex Thiersch

This is a time of real change in the legal cannabis industry. Just in the last year we've made many business inroads and technological innovations that have stoked already red-hot growth.

Seven Things to Remember When You Leave an Internship

Jessica Pliska | Posted 08.24.2015 | College
Jessica Pliska

Many students spend months working on getting internships. They spend days deciding what to wear to make the right first impression, but the reality is that your last impression counts for as much as your first one.

Is Too Much Professionalism Harming Your Career?

Nozomi Morgan | Posted 07.10.2015 | Business
Nozomi Morgan

My clients often fear that if they show their true selves at work and reveal to their peers the fun sides of their personalities, they won't be taken seriously. If your professionalism makes you feel stymied, then you've probably taken it a bit too far.

Professionalizing Legislatures Is a Progressive Policy

Sean McElwee | Posted 05.07.2015 | Politics
Sean McElwee

New evidence suggests that differences in legislature structure at the state level have important implications for representation.

Innovation in Legal Practice: Beyond the Current Model of Professionalism

Oliver R. Goodenough | Posted 06.24.2015 | Business
Oliver R. Goodenough

This crisis of representation is not an aberration. It is a structural feature of the system of lawyer professionalism we have built, and it will not go away until we build a different way to deliver the benefits of law to people in need of them.

Religious Freedom in Practicing the Platinum Rule

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 06.02.2015 | Religion
Warren J. Blumenfeld

As a university professor of pre-service teacher education students, I raise the distinction between moral convictions and professional ethics when we discuss issues of controversy within the field of education.

Dunham Dance Steps To Success

Havelock Nelson | Posted 05.18.2015 | Impact
Havelock Nelson

And that's the point. While Scott's instruction conveys the fundamentals of the Dunham technique -- which integrates African and Caribbean movement with modern-dance and ballet technique -- his ultimate goal is to impart life skills. His purpose is to use dance as a vehicle to teach kids about discipline, professionalism and success.

The Power of Appreciation

Alex Lyman | Posted 04.25.2015 | College
Alex Lyman

The art of the thank you note has evolved over the years. It used to be when you received a gift, or someone helped you in some way, you would send a note to express your appreciation for their efforts.

The Fountain of Youth: A Childhood Lesson in Healthy Competition

Katy Blevins | Posted 04.15.2015 | Business
Katy Blevins

I'm a big fan of reality tv. There, I said it. Shame on me. I love nothing more than to be sucked into the relentless drama of the human race, captured in minute, ridiculously over-the-top egotistical fashion. Me, me, me. I, I, I. Everyone for themselves. Survival of the fittest. Kill or be killed. I love it.

My Speaking Nightmare -- Lesson Learned

Ellevate | Posted 04.01.2015 | Women

Fortunately for me, I was going to get credit for my own presentation. Unfortunately for the attendees, they were not going to meet Scarlett Johannsen.

The Side Hustle

Austin Schneider | Posted 03.16.2015 | Business
Austin Schneider

You may consider work or class your day job. It is crucial to excel at these, but you still have a great amount of time outside of your day job that you can turn into actionable learning and improvement.

The Work-Life Strategies That Really Matter

Joel Peterson | Posted 02.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Joel Peterson

Wealth, power, fame and influence don't reliably deliver satisfaction or meaning in life. I submit that meaning comes from the ability to look back with pride and to look forward with peace, knowing that those we've worked with and cared for are better off for having known us.

Should You Ask Your Boss For A Raise?

Joel Peterson | Posted 02.04.2015 | Business
Joel Peterson

While asking for a raise may be a high-stress conversation, being on the receiving end isn't fun either.

Professional Development: Millennials Edition

Austin Schneider | Posted 04.28.2015 | College
Austin Schneider

Remember, it all begins with gaining a deep understanding of yourself. Once you do that, you will be amazed at what you can accomplish.

Business Etiquette: Why You Need an Exit Strategy

Diane Gottsman | Posted 11.09.2014 | Business
Diane Gottsman

There are no guarantees that you will keep your current job indefinitely. Being prepared with an exit strategy, even if you're not actively looking, will be one less thing you have to worry about in the event you find yourself suddenly without a job.

Professionalism Behind the Wheel

Diane Gottsman | Posted 10.13.2014 | Business
Diane Gottsman

The way people handle themselves behind the wheel of a car can say a lot about how they conduct themselves in business. Our driving behaviors often reflect not only how we approach life, but also how we deal with others on a day-to-day basis.

30 Career Tips Every Young Woman Should Know

Lexi Herrick | Posted 09.30.2014 | Women
Lexi Herrick

Sometimes you will feel like you have to work a little harder to make an impression than a man would, that's OK. Don't use that as a crutch, use it as a motivator to be better.

From Loud Chewing to Cherry-Tomato Spewing: The Five Senses of Office Pet Peeves

Melissa Llarena | Posted 09.23.2014 | Business
Melissa Llarena

Are you sitting at your desk right now with your earphones in pretending to listen to music while secretly avoiding your annoying coworker? Well, you're not the only one.

5 Rules for Professional Chic On a Budget!

Susie Moore | Posted 09.22.2014 | Style
Susie Moore

There is no reason to ever have credit card debit for clothes. Ever. Living in New York, I was astounded at people who shop with money they don't have for expensive fashion items they don't need. In your blazer, heels, pearls and stilettos, you will look effortlessly chic.

The Golden Rules of Manners, Now and for the Future

Christa Dowling | Posted 09.22.2014 | Women
Christa Dowling

It's all about manners! Not the old-fashioned kind, white gloves and all, but the kind of behavior that will assist you in your daily endeavors through communicating ideas, electronically and otherwise.

The Right Question To Ask When Something Feels Wrong

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 09.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Figure out what you truly believe and make a choice that works for you.

The Importance of Brand Building

Amy Oraefo | Posted 08.25.2014 | Business
Amy Oraefo

What is a brand? Why is it important? Simply put, a brand is your unique fingerprint -- how you are identified in your community. Whether we know it or not, we all have a brand, both personal and professional.

Unexpected Lessons From the Tortured Artist in Room #5

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 08.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Learn from the guy -- from his self-awareness, his willingness to move on, and his ability to make his life better by finding support, creating something, and learning from others. Channel the parts of Van Gogh that work for you and create an even better story for yourself because of it.