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The Unexpected Leadership Lesson From My Very Italian, Very New York Mother

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 04.15.2014 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

Mama said it best. Read the room. Take a beat to read non-verbals and feel the energy of a situation before you launch into your own needs. Then act accordingly.

Why You Can Handle Anything. Seriously.

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 03.11.2014 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

We think these people are so together when they're not; that they have no fear of looking stupid when they do; that they have confidence every minute of every day when they don't.

Dressed the Skill, Not the Part

Career Wardrobe | Posted 02.24.2014 | Impact
Career Wardrobe

Every time I looked in my closet, that dream seemed further away -- how could I make a jump like that, all decked out in ratty food-stained clothes?

The Word We All Love...That Makes Us Miserable

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 02.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Recently, I found myself in the not-always-so-enviable position of finding a new apartment. The good news? Before long I stumbled on an amazing optio...

The Key to a Better Day? Stop Setting Yourself Up for a Miserable One

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 03.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Knowing your truths is the first step. Accepting them means a guaranteed better day. Figuring out how you'll manage them is how you make your life better and more successful in the long run.

Take Charge of Your Transitions

Lolly Daskal | Posted 03.18.2014 | Business
Lolly Daskal

When you find yourself going through a transition in your professional or personal life, the successful outcome depends largely on how you take charge.

The 3 Most Important Tips for Women on Negotiating Salary

Carrie Hammer | Posted 03.17.2014 | Women
Carrie Hammer

We as women are often peacekeepers and people pleasers at work. It is often difficult for women to step out of the female archetype of "nice" when negotiating for a promotion, salary, or new role. Here are three things to remember.

How to Fend Off Work (and Life) Freak-Outs

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 03.15.2014 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

What better way to learn a valuable, humbling lesson than by having a total, unadulterated freak-out? Having two of them. I would know. Though each ...

The Simple Way to Get More of What You Want in 2014

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 03.02.2014 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

When my husband and I first moved to California a few years ago I was feeling vulnerable. Really vulnerable. We came here because he'd been promoted. Me? I was jobless.

Art and Music Are Professions Worth Fighting for

Blake Morgan | Posted 02.17.2014 | Arts
Blake Morgan

We artists and musicians have the right to expect from our profession what others expect from their professions. That through hard work and determination, perspiration and inspiration, we'll have the same fair shot to realize our dreams, answer our callings, support our families.

The Big Lie We Tell Ourselves About Fear

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 02.09.2014 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

It seems that some of the most powerful lessons come when you realize that something you used to believe with absolute certainty is dead wrong. I offe...

How I Let Go of Expectations and Became the Woman I Was Meant to Be

Tara Campbell | Posted 02.09.2014 | Women
Tara Campbell

I often felt stuck in the notion that I was a bad mother for feeling this way. After all, didn't I have the life every mother would want? How would I ever figure this out when I was a young mom and was guided by what the society I grew up in dictated?

The Three Questions That Lead Us Towards Gratitude

Lolly Daskal | Posted 02.04.2014 | Business
Lolly Daskal

In this upcoming season, when our families will gather and we're reminded how much our relationships matter, have we taken the time to think about, and thank, those who have helped us along the way in our business?

Your Holiday Gift: How to Manage the Frantic Energy of Others

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 02.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Sometimes the best thing to do when those around you are displaying frantic or negative energy is to get razor focused on something else. Anything else.

Work-Life Balance Is Bogus; Here's How to Get It Anyway

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

Is it possible if you acknowledge that life is a messy stew, and that excelling at what's really important to you will take some extra forethought and strategy? Yes indeed! Easier said than done, but that's why we're in this together.

What's Up With Your Face

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 12.23.2013 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

This is about how we, ourselves, deal with challenges. Our face is a clear reflection about our attitude, a direct indicator as to when we're psyching ourselves out -- getting ready for a fight that might not even be real.

Things Are About to Get Uncomfortable... Hopefully

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 12.10.2013 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

Yesterday found me at a beloved spot in good old Southern California: the beach. Ah yes, the beach. Whether on a lake, the banks of the river or the ...

Lessons Learned Roaming Through China... With 40 Other People

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 11.25.2013 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

So what happens when you spend 17 days in close quarters with 40 strangers? You learn some lessons -- about life, about relationships and, of course, yourself. And if you pay enough attention, they translate directly to the way we all live, work and play.

Using LinkedIn to Find an Internship or Job

Jason Boucher | Posted 11.10.2013 | College
Jason Boucher

It's a social network, job board, resume, and Rolodex all wrapped into one dynamic and incredible free tool. But just being on LinkedIn is not enough... your profile needs to stand out.

The Truth Behind Your Inefficient Workday

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 10.27.2013 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

Let's not kid ourselves about our offices and meetings. Let's not pretend that our interaction needs don't often trump our business needs. Let's not pretend we're getting it all done efficiently. Let's accept it and feel less frustrated.

Think You Take Action for Greater Success? Think Again!

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 10.15.2013 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

Begin noticing if you're acting or reacting throughout the work day. If you find the reactions column to be significantly greater, practice taking a beat and weighing things out before taking your next step.

How to Overcome Freakouts

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 09.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

What truly successful happy people seem to know is that we are not defined by our many, many short-lived moments. Instead, we are defined by our patterned choices and actions over the long haul.

Here Come the Water-Works: (Un)professional Tears

Sarah Juliet Lauro | Posted 08.24.2013 | College
Sarah Juliet Lauro

As a physical expansion in which the self overflows its borders; crying is an act of resistance against the boundaries that cannot be crossed. (Language, what a feeble bridge!)

Amanda Magee: I Went to Arianna Huffington's House and all I Got Was This Entirely New and Satisfying Way to See Things and Order My Life

Amanda Magee | Posted 08.19.2013 | Parents
Amanda Magee

We weren't all mothers, we weren't all entrepreneurs, we didn't dress or look alike, but we all heard it: "There is no such thing as work life balance, there are just priorities."

Obama Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett Discusses Youth Employment

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 08.13.2013 | Business
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Young people 16-24 are unemployed at more than twice the national average, and teenagers are unemployed at more than three times the national average....