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I Eat at Cracker Barrel and I Wear Jimmy Choo Shoes
I defy your algorithms, Silicon Valley. I eat at Cracker Barrel and I wear Jimmy Choo shoes. OK, not simultaneously, but after a week of cocktail parties in D.C., killing my feet in 4-inch heels, nothing beats changing into tennis shoes and jeans to enjoy some Southern comfort: fried okra, cornbread, and the ambiance of normality where no on...
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Don't Let Bullies Define the Narrative of Your Life
Pure and simple, politics of any form is about power. Bullying-from verbal abuse and demeaning commentary to sexual advances-is a power play, enacted to diminish others, to strip them of their power and reduce the value of their work. The effect is compounded, though, in our nation's capital where spin doctors and the political operative class a...
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Every day a witch is burned in Washington: Here are four steps to avoid being that witch
"Every day a witch is burned in Washington and you donotwant to be the witch."; Democrat power lawyer Bob Barnett gave me that sage piece of advice when I was a newly minted U.S. Commissioner General for the World EXPO (formerly known as the World's Fair). It was advice I took seriously as I reviewed the indictment of one of my predecesso...
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How Remarkable People Zig Zag to the Top
In Sheryl Sandberg's 2013 bestseller,Lean In,she urged her readers to abandon the notion of a "career ladder"; and instead think of their careers as jungle gyms. "Ladders are limiting,"; Sandberg writes. "Jungle gyms offer more creative exploration. There are many ways to get to the top of a jungle gym. The ability to forge a unique path ...
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