It feels like open season during the election season.

No matter what side of the line you’re on talking about politics right now is heated and intense.

Is there a way to engage in respectful dialogue right now?

Dr. Clara Doctolero joins the Think Tank to help us survive the election season and beyond without ruining our professional and personal relationships.


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I don’t know about you, but I am spending WAY TOO MUCH TIME working from home.

I’m doing a terrible job of creating space between my home office and my home life.

I find that when I acknowledge I’m not taking care of myself, then I catch myself in problematic behaviors more frequently and have a better chance of correcting them.

I’m sharing some tactics that can help create distance from work, when you’re stuck working from home. I hope the Think Tank helps keep me accountable!
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Is an office dress code about professionalism or subversive sexism?

This is a real question I’m asking. In fact, this entire post will be questions.

This topic comes up here and there for me and I’ve debated writing about it before. I get started writing and then I end up with more questions. I decide that dress codes are inherently sexist and then I change my mind.

I’m sharing this post now because I’d love to hear your thoughts.
Continue Reading What Not to Wear: Sexism or Professionalism?

How do you know if you’re in the right job?

How do you know when it’s time to leave or time to change?

In our recent podcast, Advice for Our Younger Selves, the Think Tank covered what advice we’d offer to the younger versions of us. But how do you know when to leave a job? What are the questions to ask yourself? What are the signs to look for? 
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Do you take that client call when you’re at dinner with your spouse or your friends? Are you allowing a co-worker to dump their responsibilities on you? Are you taking enough time away from work for ‘you time?’ In this week’s podcast, we’re talking about your self-worth and how to set healthy boundaries.

It’s not always easy to do but take a listen and join us in setting a healthy boundary for yourself this week! 
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I’m willing to bet that for many businesses, the word happiness isn’t scrawled in ink at the top of the priority list.

“We’re here to work not play,” some might say. “Just get the job done and keep our clients satisfied.” I’ve even heard others told, “I’m not here to make friends. Your happiness is not my priority”.

So here’s perhaps an odd question… Why not?


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