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2504, 2017

4 Ways to Drive Appreciation and Gratitude at Work

By | April 25th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

This article was first published on The Huffington Post.  As a leader, I always feel gracious for the opportunities I’ve had and appreciative of the people I consider myself indebted to—my family, friends, and most [...]

2602, 2017

It’s Time to Let Go of Work-Life Balance

By | February 26th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Work-life balance is a slippery goal workers have been striving to reach for decades by name, and eons in practice. First coined as a term in 1970s England, then the 80s in America, work-life balance [...]

1101, 2017

7 Ways to Overcome Your Public Speaking Nerves

By | January 11th, 2017|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

It’s a familiar feeling: butterflies in your stomach, sweaty palms, an accelerated heart rate. No, I’m not talking about love. I’m talking about nerves. Public speaking is the top phobia in America — an estimated [...]

712, 2016

Why Your Associates Need Personal Brands

By | December 7th, 2016|0 Comments

Source Companies often feel threatened by their Associates having a professional presence in social media. Unlike many who worry that having a team member with strong brand will lead to them being recruited [...]

411, 2016

What Studying Juvenile Criminal Defense Taught Me About Life, Business and Philanthropy

By | November 4th, 2016|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

You probably wouldn’t guess it if you met me now, but before joining the Pacesetter team I went to law school for juvenile criminal defense. Though in the end I did not pursue a long-term [...]

2710, 2016

CEO Connection’s Mid-Market Rising Star Award

By | October 27th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

At CEO Connection’s Mid-Market Convention this year, I was honored to be given the Rising Star award for my work as CEO of Pacesetter. Getting here has taken a lot of hard work, some luck, [...]

2809, 2016

How to Prepare Your Business For External Forces

By | September 28th, 2016|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

It’s a universal truth, and a frightening one, that your business does not exist in a vacuum. Whatever industry you work in, there’s a constellation of forces that can impact your company in small and [...]

709, 2016

What the SeaWheeze Half Marathon Taught Me About Persistence

By | September 7th, 2016|0 Comments

There’s a lot of people that dislike running, and for a while, I was one of them. So when my sister approached me to ask if I wanted to participate in the SeaWheeze, a half [...]

2308, 2016

Why We Need Women in the Manufacturing Industry

By | August 23rd, 2016|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

As a female CEO in the steel industry, it can certainly be challenging to break new ground: after all, this is a traditionally male-dominated industry, and an old-school one at that. Most industries in the [...]

908, 2016

My New Podcast for Georgia Business Radio

By | August 9th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Last week, I embarked on a new adventure: I was a guest on Georgia Business Radio’s podcast. I’m no stranger to public speaking, but I must admit I was a bit anxious about this — [...]

2007, 2016

How Being A Dog Owner Taught Me To Be a Great CEO

By | July 20th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Owning a dog is a huge responsibility. The dogless population among us may think it’s all cuddles and bone-throwing, but there’s much more to it than that: dog owners must be disciplined, caring, and open [...]

1207, 2016

Millennials Do Business Differently, But Individual Needs Matter Most of All

By | July 12th, 2016|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

In 2015, the age group known as millennials surpassed Generation X as the largest generation in the US labor force. As baby boomers retire and more young people come of age, they will make up [...]

2106, 2016

6 Ways to Empower Your Team to Take Worthwhile Risks

By | June 21st, 2016|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Over the last decade or so, smart workplace risks became marginalized by most companies because of the volatile economic situation. Companies that previously embraced calculated risks began to shift to a more conservative approach. In [...]

905, 2016

Change is Constant, Make it Work for You

By | May 9th, 2016|Tags: |0 Comments

Change is inevitable in all facets of our life. In the workplace, whether you are in the always-evolving start-up space or in a more consistent, larger corporation, it will not remain the same. For some, [...]

405, 2016

Stress is a Killer: Don’t Let it Destroy You

By | May 4th, 2016|Tags: , , |0 Comments

“Worrying is like a rocking chair.  It gives you something to do, but it doesn’t get you anywhere.” - Anonymous Stress is a killer. Be it work productivity or your personal development, unchecked stress has [...]

2004, 2016

How to Tell If a Team Member Is Ready for a Management Position

By | April 20th, 2016|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

There are a few, telltale signs that an employee might be ready for a management position within your company and ready to take on a small team of their own. That’s why we asked 11 entrepreneurs from Young [...]

1504, 2016

13 Entrepreneurs On How They Streamline HR

By | April 15th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Q. What is your favorite company or tool for streamlining certain aspects of your company’s HR and why? 1. TinyPulse TinyPulse is a tremendous tool for collecting feedback from team members in an anonymous and [...]

704, 2016

13 Ways To Take Advantage of Business Momentum

By | April 7th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Q. As you start to gain traction within your industry, what is one way you should take advantage of that momentum? A. Get Engaged in the Community As a former Miss Las Vegas and Miss [...]

2103, 2016

Stop Having Important Conversations via Email

By | March 21st, 2016|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place. - George Bernard Shaw Office communication used to be limited to just a few options: face-to-face, the memo and, over time, [...]

1103, 2016

Banish the Customer/Supplier Mentality for an Optimal B2B Partnership

By | March 11th, 2016|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

"Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success." - Henry Ford If you want to form a long-lasting, successful B2B relationship, collaboration is key. It takes a two-way street [...]

2402, 2016

How to Merge Tribal Knowledge with a Fresh Perspective

By | February 24th, 2016|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” — Helen Keller A team grows best when it combines the tried and true with the new and innovative. If you want to [...]

802, 2016

You Can’t Afford to Forget Your Frontline Employees

By | February 8th, 2016|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Would you like your team to provide you ideas for improvement on a regular basis? Would you like to see them contribute more in general? If you answered 'yes' to either question, you might be [...]