Add Fertilizer to Boost Powerful Professional Growth

I can’t take much (if any) credit for the landscaping at the Baedke home. What we have going on in the yard is all due to my husband’s hard work. And, if I do say so myself, it’s not too shabby. I feel pretty good about our yard. That is, until I look out the […]

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The Art of the Successful Job Interview: Turning it Into a Conversation

What comes to mind when you think of the word “interview”? If you simply think of one business suit-clad person asking another (perhaps cowering) business suit-clad individual a series of questions with a series of responses, then your perception of the job interview could use a makeover. By thinking instead of the job interview as […]

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Make the Most of EVERY Position in Your Career

A few weeks ago, I told you about my first “real” job out of undergrad. I was 21 years old, and working for a large area health system as an administrative assistant in their clinic network. It may have been my first real gig, but it didn’t pay real well (first-year school teachers were making more […]

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Superbowl Dreams

When Aaron Rodgers graduated from high school in 2002, he did not have one single NCAA Division 1 scholarship offer. Sunday night he will lead the Green Bay Packers in the Super Bowl. The path to success is not always a straight line. And there is no magic formula. Think junior college ball was easy? […]

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Preparation…..The Mission Critical Leadership Trait

I heard a story recently that legendary Cowboys football coach Tom Landry used to tell his players.  The message (and I paraphrase) is that “doing the things you don’t necessarily want to do five days a week prepares you to do your best at what you’ve wanted to do all your life.” In Landry and […]

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