Nancy Fredericks

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Your Dreams Aren’t In Your Rearview Mirror

Your Dreams Aren’t In Your Rearview Mirror

  It doesn’t bode well for anyone driving toward a new “can’t wait to get there” destination by focusing on the rearview mirror instead of the front windshield. Operating your career with the same mindset leads to...

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Not A Great Idea To Build Your Career Solo

Not A Great Idea To Build Your Career Solo

  I’m guessing it will not surprise anyone who follows me that I strongly advocate: “No one gets to the top alone.” This advice holds true, especially for women who have a more challenging time achieving success...

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Your Brain Can’t Handle Gaps

Your Brain Can’t Handle Gaps

As Aldous Huxley said, “There are things known, and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.” I call this The Explanation Gap. And how you handle these information holes will either harm...

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Perception….Fascinating and Crucial

Perception….Fascinating and Crucial

I recently was the keynote speaker for an ATHENA Award Luncheon honoring two women for demonstrating professional excellence, community service, and assisting other women in attaining their leadership skills. It was a...

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Your Future Resides In The Palm of Your Hands

Your Future Resides In The Palm of Your Hands

Women workers took a much bigger hit than men during the pandemic. According to ADP Research, more than 10.6 million women lost their jobs or left the labor force compared to 9 million men. Juxtapose that with a recent...

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Busyness? Real Or A Bad Habit?

Busyness? Real Or A Bad Habit?

There is rarely an executive I speak with today that isn’t talking about how busy and overloaded they are. Everyone is drowning in the daily demands of life. They’re close to going over the precipice of overload with...

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The Tough Assignment—Manager

The Tough Assignment—Manager

Hey, we all know it’s a tough, challenging time in business for everyone, but the pressure is particularly on for managers—no joke. A successful manager’s role is hard work and not for the faint-hearted. Senior...

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Are You On A Heroine’s Journey?

Are You On A Heroine’s Journey?

Deep inside ourselves, almost everyone believes they’re on their heroine’s journey. But, tell me, what’s heroic about working yourself to exhaustion? Where is the superwoman winning the hearts and minds of others when...

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Office Gossip Is Not Your Friend!

Office Gossip Is Not Your Friend!

Let’s face it. Gossip in business is unavoidable… It’s like weeds, tricky to control… and it never disappears. If it’s inevitable, and it is, what can you do to mitigate the impact it has on you? Handle It Tip #1....

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