Month: October 2014

Debra Benton

Debra Benton- The CEO Difference

Debra Benton- The CEO Difference: How to Climb Crawl and Leap Your Way to the Next Level of Your Career This on demand audio series is a part of the Executive Girlfriends Group Vignette Series. Chicke Fitzgerald interviews Debra Benton. The original live interview was 10/31/14. Stay relevant, stay connected, STAY AHEAD OF THE GAME. […]

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Be the Domino

If you are familiar with the game of dominos, there are dots on each domino and the placement of a domino on each turn requires that you match the number of dots to one of the dominos already placed.  But in real life, and in business, the game is quite different.  There is the natural […]

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Success soup – Z is for Zoo

Sometimes, if you are going to succeed, you just have to set aside absolutely everything and go to the ZOO.   Taking time for yourself, or even going with the kids or your grandkids, can provide a much needed respite from the crazy amount of hours that you likely put in at your job.  You […]

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Success Soup – Y is for Yearn

There are a lot of words that you can use to describe wanting something – want, desire, quest.  But I am going to suggest to you that if you really want to succeed, those terms are simply not enough.  Yearn is defined by Random House as: “to have an earnest or strong desire; to long” […]

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Eldonna Lewis Fernandez- Think Like A Negotiator

Eldonna Lewis Fernandez- Think Like A Negotiator: 50 Ways to Create Win Win Results by Understanding the Pitfalls to Avoid This on demand audio series is a part of the Executive Girlfriends Group Vignette Series. Chicke Fitzgerald interviews Eldonna Lewis Fernandez. The original live interview was 10/17/14. Need to be a better negotiator? Do you […]

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Success Soup – X marks the spot

Do you remember when you were a kid and you were certain that you knew where to find buried treasure.  You had a map to prove it! X marks the spot where that treasure is buried. Now you are all grown up and your success isn’t dependent on mythical treasure.  But you should have a […]

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Let’s see if #57 is magic

I was born in 1957, which means that today I turn 57. And what do I want for my birthday?  Simple. Comments on my blog.   While I do love writing for the sake of writing and I do know that you are reading, because I see the more than 125k visitors here, from all over […]

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Success soup – W is for What if? and Why not?

I have been in dozens of meetings where ideas are put on the table and summarily shot down. Those are what I call BUT meetings.  “But” is another word for NO. When I facilitate a meeting, we deploy a tool taken from the world of improv theatre.  It is the use of the word AND. […]

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Marcia Reynolds

Marcia Reynolds-THE DISCOMFORT ZONE

Marcia Reynolds-THE DISCOMFORT ZONE: How Leaders Turn Difficult Conversations Into Breakthroughs his on demand audio series is a part of the Executive Girlfriends Group Vignette Series. Chicke Fitzgerald interviews Marcia Reynolds. The original live interview was 10/10/14. Leaders, managers, and coaches are charged with getting people to stretch their limits but are often unsuccessful. Top […]

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Success Soup – V is for Velocity

Last week as I was contemplating heading into the most difficult letters of the alphabet for my success soup recipe, my dear friend Shannon gave me several of my words, one of which is for today. Velocity. It was inspired by the fact that I was headed to Sebring, Florida, where my daughter and her […]

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