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Check Out “The Girlfriend’s Guide to Book Giving This Season!”

I am thrilled to see Sleep Your Way to the Top (and Other Myths About Business Success) has landed on Huffington Post’s Girlfriend’s Guide to Book Giving This Season! Check out the article by Suzanne Kingsbury…

Merry, Merry! Happy, Happy!

-Jane

Finding the perfect gift raises our endorphins and fires our happiest neurotransmitters. And thank goodness because holiday list-making and excessive traveling call for as many (hopefully natural!) uppers as possible. Better than turtle doves or maids-a-milking, these 12 books will satisfy everyone on your list from the reader who digs a great beach read to … Continue Reading >>

JaneKnows.com Version 2.0 – COMING SOON!

Coming very soon is the new and improved Jane Knows website!

Under the guidance of Mary Huron Hunter, my marketing guru, we have a new look that I hope you will love!

Here are some of the key features:

Easy to access content presented Netflix-carousel style and arranged by key categories such as “The Office” and “Things that Suck”
An opt-in free brochure focused on confidence, clarity and courage that will help you Do Your Work (my new tagline)
Funny video shorts featuring some of my favorite millennials acting out real life work situations
Video interviews with CEOs on critical … Continue Reading >>

Why Your College Major Doesn’t Matter

This post was originally featured at Unreasonable.is.

For the record, I am biased. I attended Knox College in Galesburg, IL and received a Russian Studies degree. When I meet someone new and they learn this tidbit, the first comment I always get is this: so what did you do with a Russian degree? Join the CIA?

This always makes me laugh, because my Russian degree has been the foundation from which I built my career. No, I never once used the Russian language in any job, but the liberal arts education that I received prepared me … Continue Reading >>

Is Everybody Better Than Me?

Do you ever feel like everyone around you has a leg up on you?  Although I try not to let it happen, on occasion, little insecurities pop in my brain and they are hard to beat down.  Recently, I attended an amazing party where I felt, well, a bit lost.

Let me set the stage.  It was a glamorous evening at a beautiful location thrown by a generous company that had recently just gone through an IPO (Initial Public Offering).  There were about 500 people in attendance, a hip band, glorious food and flowing cocktails.  … Continue Reading >>

Horrible Bosses Part VI: The Idiot

Okay, I may not be the sharpest knife in the drawer, but I have worked for a few guys that made me look like Einstein. 

When you experience this type, you will have no idea how they got promoted, but you will be certain that they have compromising pictures of their boss somewhere.  How else can you explain their corporate success?

How to deal with Dumb and Dumber? Don’t let your obvious disdain for her get in the way of you doing your job.

Bosses get into positions for all sorts of reasons and it is not … Continue Reading >>