Author Archives: Jennifer Anderson

Earning an MBA or Another Advanced Degree

When it comes to education, I find it interesting how people decide to get different college degrees. The other day I was talking to an IT director who has a degree in computer science with a business minor. Now with about 15 years of working experience under his belt, he’s interested in pursuing an advanced degree and…

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Reasons Why People Earn a College Degree

There is much compelling data and evidence about the benefits of getting a higher degree. I often wonder why people still question the value of getting an advanced degree. Here are some truths about people and their perspectives about college that I have come to discover over my nearly 20 years in HR related work: If…

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Encouraging Your Children to Graduate From College

When it comes to educating your children, there is so much to think about and do. Many parents want to make sure that their children have an advantage by going to college and progressing academically so that they will be able to get a better job, and a better living. Perhaps by having children who…

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Benefits of Trade Magazines

One of my favorite ways to get regular education is to read industry magazines. There are so many great articles that exist in these industry magazines. Recently I was flipping through a magazine for the human resources profession and this I stopped and really took stock of the variety of articles, it reminded me that…

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Workplace Communication Starts with Me

Every day, I hear about ineffective workplace communication. This consistent and persistent workplace issue hits every type of company, industry, position and person in the company. At some point, you will encounter workplace communication challenges. Ineffective workplace communication boggles my mind! We’ve been communicating with each other for thousands of years, when do we finally…

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Hall’s Pep Talk In Every Drop Are Great Way To Feel Better

Bleh. I am fighting a head cold. Guess it’s bound to happen with all the colds and flu going around. Thank goodness for DayQuil and Halls cough drops, I’ll be able to get through the day! I love these little Halls cough drops that have “A pep talk in every drop” on the wrappers. Sure is a…

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Perfect Pedicures Before Baby

Before Sarah, I used to care about trivial things like pedicures. I used to care that if my nail polish was chipped, I would never wear open toe shoes. A lot has changed since I’ve entered the back-to-work-mom chapter of my life. But, my attitude toward details hasn’t changed. Yesterday, I was at a networking…

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Advice From Pat Summitt

People give me a hard time for hauling around a planner. I keep all sorts of notes on clients, meetings, organizing events, book lists, coupons, etc. But, one of my favorite things is to keep track of inspirational comments from speakers. While sorting through some old planners, I stumbled upon notes I took while listening to Pat…

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Team Building Books

When it comes to developing a team, there are so many different things to consider pulling a group of individuals together. Over the years I’ve come across a lot of different books that have wonderful information for team building – ranging from communication to career development, leadership to personal brand. Below is a list of…

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Service for Team Building

One of my favorite ways to do team building is through service. There are so many different opportunities to serve other people in this world. But, when I’m recommending service for your work team, I’m not necessarily referring to big major trips where you travel halfway around the world to help a bunch of children…

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