Less Jealousy, More Empowerment

Women’s empowerment is probably one of the most talked about topics today.  Whether it’s empowering one another, inspiring each other or recognizing others for their accomplishments, many women are cheering each other on.  That is exactly what P.O.W.E.R. (Professional Organization of Women of Excellence Recognized) is about.  We encourage camaraderie, mentoring, positive influence and recognition…

New Year, New You

Happy New Year!  A new year is a time of reflection and introspection.  It is a time to look back over the previous year and determine what successes we had, and where we didn’t quite make the mark.  We determine where we would like to make changes or shifts in our personal and professional lives….

Dreams of Independence

You have a dream of independence and a passion that you’re convinced will make you a millionaire.  All you have to do is start your own business and magically you’ll be on a beach, sipping a mai tai as the money rolls in, right?  It may happen someday, but in the meanwhile, are you willing to…

Politics and Business

Imagine this scenario:  You attend a networking event and, as you are introducing yourself as a professional in your specific industry, you are asked about your political view. After trying to avoid the topic, you are pressured to respond, only to find that you are now snubbed because of your opinion. This person was someone…

Harassment in the Workplace

Every day we hear about top executives and professionals in every industry being brought up on charges of harassment in the workplace.  Why does it seem to be occurring more often?  Is it that these events are more frequent or that people are are now speaking out about it? This issue has always existed in…

Time Management Tools

Only a few years ago the only time management tool was a calendar where you put all of your appointments.  Today, however, things are very different.  With the advances in technology, new choices for time management abound.  How is anyone to decide what tool is best to use? One of the first things is to…

Time management – How effective are you?

  Time management is a misnomer as everyone gets the same number of hours in a day.  You are not really managing time, but rather managing the time you have to accomplish your goals.  Effective time management skills will allow you to become more productive in both your professional and personal lives. There have been…

Confidence is a Key to Success

Confidence is the belief in one’s ability to succeed. It is key when presenting yourself in business. Having ability is one thing, but believing in your ability is what allows you to truly accomplish your goals. If you present yourself as confident in your skills others will see that and will trust in it. Presenting…

End of Year Goals

In the month of September, as we come into the fourth quarter of the year, it is time to re-evaluate the goals you created earlier in the year to help you end the year on a high note.  Are you where you expected to be earlier this year?  Is your personal and professional life in…

How Honesty and Integrity Can Help Build Your Reputation

“Your reputation and integrity are everything. Follow through on what you say you’re going to do. Your credibility can only be built over time, and it is built from the history of your words and actions.” – Maria Razumich-Zec Are you aware of your reputation? Are you conducting business with honesty and integrity? Honesty in…