By Mary T. O’Sullivan, MSOL “Above all, be the heroine in your life, not the victim” – Nora Ephron When you think everyone is against you, maybe you’re the problem. You’re not getting along in your workplace. Things always seem to be going against you. You wall yourself off and shut your door, making sure…

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Down the Memory Hole We Go By Mary T. O’Sullivan, MSOL “If one is to rule, and to continue ruling, one must be able to dislocate the sense of reality. For the secret of rulership is to combine a belief in one’s own infallibility with the power to learn from past mistakes.” – George Orwell,…

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Mary T. O’Sullivan, MSOL, PCC, SHRM-SCP

I am woman…and I am exhausted. Bringing Home the Bacon By Mary T. O’Sullivan, MSOL, PCC, SHRM-SCP “I am strong, I am invincible, I am woman” – Helen Reddy, 1971 Not too long ago, a new client explained that she needed help in motivating her employees to achieve more. We chatted about various ways to accomplish…

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Many hardworking, ambitious people now find themselves jobless, some after many years of faithful and loyal service. It’s a shock, but also a circumstance out of their control. Who can control a worldwide pandemic and make it go away overnight? The reality is that it’s a circumstance that no longer fits the usual paradigms –…

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By Mary T. O’Sullivan, MSOL Leaders need to have good instincts. They learn to trust their gut. Are you an overthinker? Do you try to work out every possibility in your mind, proposing endless “what if” scenarios? Do you get a feeling that something’s missing in your “if, then, therefore” logic? If this sounds like…

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What does it mean to be a jobless American in COVID? By Mary T. O’Sullivan, MSOL “You’ll never please everyone, but you only have to please a few people to get an offer.” — Harvey MacKay If you’ve never asked for help before, this is the time to start. The shutdowns, furloughs, and layoffs caused by the…

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Mary T. O’Sullivan, MSOL, PCC, SHRM-SCP

Do you want to live a cliché, or do you want to live your life? What Happened to the Gains of Feminism in the last 30 years? by Mary T. O’Sullivan Feminist author, Marilyn French, could not foresee how today’s conveniences make life less stressed. But do we use these aids to get help with…

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