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Working 9 to 5 (No Later!)

Working 9 to 5 (No Later!)

Sep 05, 2018

For many, the idea of an eight-hour work day or leaving the office at 5:00pm on-the-dot is nothing more than a pipe dream. You dispensed with the notion of 40-hour weeks long ago and have never looked back. Would it surprise you to learn Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO, makes it a point to leave work by 5:30pm everyday in order to have dinner with her family?    

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The Source Advisory Panel: Janita Stewart

The Source Advisory Panel: Janita Stewart

Aug 29, 2018

Janita Stewart is no stranger to breaking down barriers. As the state Director of the Small Business Administration (SBA) in Mississippi, she helps aspiring business owners overcome obstacles and break down barriers every single day. As the first African American female to lead a federal government agency in Mississippi, she has much to be proud of and share with other aspiring professional women. We’re incredibly proud to have her as a member of The Source Advisory Panel and share her story with you.    

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Offering Constructive Criticism

Offering Constructive Criticism

Aug 22, 2018

In our last blog post, we discussed receiving constructive criticism. This week, we’re diving into an even more cringe-worthy topic, giving constructive criticism. I have never encountered one person, no matter the position, who enjoys giving criticism. Even those at the top of the corporate ladder liken the task to walking on a bed of nails. However, in order to be a capable leader, constructive criticism is something you’re going to have to embrace if you want yourself and your business to succeed. How do we make this task more bearable and beneficial to both parties?    

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It's Not Personal, It's Business: Accepting Constructive Criticism

It's Not Personal, It's Business: Accepting Constructive Criticism

Aug 14, 2018

If there was one thing we all hated in school, it was group projects. At the root of this disdain was the fact that we were forced to constantly work through issues with other human beings and couldn’t just solve the assigned project alone. We had to think outside our own bubble. Upon graduation and entering the professional world, you quickly realize that your job is just one continual group project that never ends, and our teachers weren’t wrong to try and prepare us.    

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The Source Advisory Panel: Alyson Jones

The Source Advisory Panel: Alyson Jones

Aug 08, 2018

Alyson Jones, a lawyer at Butler Snow and member of The Source Advisory Panel, lays claim to an impressive list of accomplishments and expertise that will quickly leave you wondering where she finds time to juggle her successful career, family, and community involvement.    

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The Case Against Meetings (Or Most of Them)

The Case Against Meetings (Or Most of Them)

Jul 31, 2018

Recently it seems work meetings have garnered a bad reputation. It’s difficult to see a meeting request pop up in your inbox without an internal groan or sense of dread. How many meetings in which we’ve sat could the task at hand have been accomplished with an email? As I scrolled through Instagram a few days ago, I read a motivational post from theSkimm that said, “Break up with some of your work meetings…fire yourself from meetings you don’t have to be in. Result: more efficiency and better Mondays.” Sounds great! How do I get started?    

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A New Perspective on Cold Calling

A New Perspective on Cold Calling

Jul 24, 2018

Cold Calling…The phrase says it all. It strikes fear into the hearts of some and annoyance into the hearts of others. Many business professionals dread their cold calling time. However, many leaders understand it is a tried-and-true way to grow business.    

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Working Through Mom Guilt

Working Through Mom Guilt

Jul 17, 2018

A few years ago, I got a call from my daughter's daycare that she had fallen and hurt her lip. "You don't need to come get her. She's fine. We just wanted you to know." Good, I thought. I shall NOT raise little snowflake babies! No sooner had that thought entered my mind than I was in my car pointed right toward my own little swollen-lipped snowflake.    

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Everyday Advocates

Everyday Advocates

Jul 10, 2018

Many are calling 2018 the “Year of the Women.” More women are running for office than ever before, we’re out in the streets (literally) advocating for causes we believe in, and just generally demanding our voices and opinions be heard. However, for the seemingly-ordinary women, there can be a sharp discourse between what we see on the news and read on social media about the skyrocketing successes of women and what we see in everyday life.    

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