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Claim Your Greatness: Five Tips for Mastering Self-Advocacy

By Shira Miller | April 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

I have been a sucker for riddles since first encountering them in the form of bad jokes (Q: How do you catch a squirrel? A: Climb up a tree and act like a nut.) on the side of a Dixie cup in kindergarten. But my all-time favorite is one that has provoked thought for generations…

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Five Ways to Get What You Want (Sorry Mick Jagger)

By Shira Miller | February 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

There is no doubt Mick Jagger rocks it out; his poster graced my bedroom wall growing up while peers were drawn to the comelier visages of Rob Lowe, Emilio Estevez or John Stamos. But unlike his refrain from the enduring Rolling Stones hit “You Can’t Always Get What You Want,” believing that you can achieve…

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How to become an “A” student in the Art of Deep Listening

By Shira Miller | October 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

In RUN-DMC’s catchy 80’s hip-hop tune “You Talk Too Much,” the artists castigate people who never shut up, right down to the line “Your mouth is so big, one bite would kill a Big Mac.” in this world of polarizing presidential candidates and non-stop social media rants, their lyrics continue to resonate as society overall seems…

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Engage your employees by developing their critical thinking skills

By Shira Miller | August 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

During the exceptional Women’s Foodservice Forum Executive Leadership Conference in Dallas, Texas on July 27, internationally recognized leadership expert John Mattone noted that “critical thinking skills are a key predictor of executive success” while talking about emerging talent. In that moment, I gave my 14-year-old self a fist bump for joining the debate team. It…

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Shift your career into “rock star” mode with four lessons from Taylor Swift’s dating life

By Shira Miller | June 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Want to shift your career into “rock star” mode? Consider taking lessons from Taylor Swift’s dating life. On the work front, the 26-year-old has been a star for nearly a decade, helped change the way Apple Music pays artists for streaming and earned $80 million last year with 2014’s top-selling album/tour – all at an…

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See it to achieve it: How to use visualization to succeed at work

By Shira Miller | June 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

If you are serious about bowling, you probably don’t want me on your team. Haven’t bowled in two decades and even then, didn’t score much higher than the typical highway speed limit. But in the name of team building, I went to an upscale bowling alley with a great group of co-workers in town for…

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Want an engaged workforce? Get better at giving thanks!

By Shira Miller | February 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Before traveling to a foreign country, I learn the local phrase for “thank you.” Taking that simple step inevitably leads to great service, whether I’m trying to find the nearest Pilates class, attempt not to look like a dork (too late for that) while sight-seeing or  convince a chef to make the perfect egg white…

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Express Yourself: Why Bringing More Personality to Work Promotes Greater Employee Engagement

By Shira Miller | August 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

Whether Madonna sang about it, or the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guaranteed it, the freedom to express yourself resonates deeply with many of us. Like my 77-year-old mom, who laces her texts with pink hearts and kissy emoticons to express love or my buddies Rich and John, whose Halloween party costumes – ranging…

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Four Ways to Love Your Job While Loving Yourself

By Shira Miller | May 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

In developing business communications, I often quote thought leaders like Albert Einstein, Jack Welch and Sheryl Sandberg. My all-time personal favorite quote  though comes right out of the mouth of Carrie Bradshaw during the final episode of Sex & the City – “The most exciting, challenging and significant relationship of all is the one you…

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Eureka! Great ideas for locking in your “aha” moments and keen insights

By Shira Miller | June 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Ever had a brilliant idea or insight, only to get so lost in the swell of daily life – an impending work deadline, hungry kids, trying on 14 versions of little black dresses to find one that actually looks good for your high school reunion – that it slowly trickles out of your memory before…

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