16
Apr

I (Karen) started coaching my MBAs to help them develop a personal development plan for their life post-MBA.  I realized that they were waiting until the end of their program to figure out what to do next and wanted to provide space (and permission) for them to understand their strengths, and dream about what could […]

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13
Aug

Have you… Kept in touch regularly with people who are important to you Shared your concerns and opinions with those in your Trust Network™ Learned enough about your friend’s issues to be a real help to them when they need you Supported friends when they need you the most What else did you do to […]

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9
May

We’ve been thinking about how you build strong ties on a team when the team members are busy, are extremely competitive (with themselves and others), yet will ultimately be better off if they forge a strong bond among them. It reminds me of my year in Leadership Winston-Salem. In addition to our monthly meetings where […]

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14
Nov

I’ve written a couple of articles for PolicyMic.com which have attracted some thoughtful comments.   In this economic “recovery” which has failed to generate enough decent jobs to make a serious dent in the unemployment and underemployment rates, I’m sure that they have been far too many failed job searches.  Failure to land a particular […]

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31
Oct

I realized this week that I needed to stop and thank the person who taught me to blog: Anton Zuiker, aka, Mister Sugar. Before I get to thanking Anton, I need to disclose up front that Anton is not responsible for the fact that I am not as eloquent as he is. Once you start […]

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17
Oct

This week, I have to thank the many marketing professionals who came to my college this week to talk to my students about careers in marketing. Some were alums who were happy to come back to campus and share their journey, one was a good friend who was gracious enough to give her time and […]

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26
Sep

I took my students to a local fair trade store this week and introduced them to Philip and Sara Dail. Philip and Sara own Beleza, a fair trade shop in Cameron Village in Raleigh, North Carolina. This was the third time I took my MBA students to visit their store (here they are in their […]

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22
May

I’m a huge fan of LinkedIn.com, as it allows me to easily keep current on my network as well as easily update my own profile information and activities on behalf of my clients and audiences.  Recently, someone in my network contacted me and asked me whether I was still affiliated with an old institution.  I […]

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31
Jan

This article popped up on my linkedin list today, “Forget networking.  How to be a Connector.”  If you have not read Malcolm Gladwell’s book, The Tipping Point, you need to read this to really understand what the author is saying, but this article is a good start. Connectors are people who seem to know everyone […]

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3
Apr

Even though I’ve always been a big phone person, I, too, use the phone much, much less than I used to, and so this recent article in the New York Times makes a lot of sense to me: In the last five years, full-fledged adults have seemingly given up the telephone — land line, mobile, […]

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