Blog and Twitter hiatus

Followers have suggested that I explain why I haven’t posted or tweeted for months. The reason is that I’m writing a book for McGraw-Hill and it’s consuming every waking hour outside of my normal coaching and speaking assignments. The book is titled THE CEO DIFFERENCE: How to Climb, Crawl, and Leap Your Way to the […]

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What’s In This Blog (And How to Use It)

Don’t just read these posts: decide which ones you want to share, discuss, and implement. Because I believe in action-oriented advice

I try to put some good useful thinking into short, quick takes that you can act on immediately. But while less is often more, sometimes more is more so to dive deeper in to an area may be the time for personal coaching or to present to your team in a conference call or workshop. Contact debra@debrabenton.com.

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Blog and Twitter hiatus

Posted on June 13th, 2013

Followers have suggested that I explain why I haven’t posted or tweeted for months. The reason is that I’m writing a book for McGraw-Hill and it’s consuming every waking hour outside of my normal coaching and speaking assignments. The book is titled THE CEO DIFFERENCE: How to Climb, Crawl, and Leap Your Way to the […]

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Slow Down for Quiet Power

Posted on July 19th, 2012

A woman in a hurry is not the image you want to portray. A woman on a mission yes, but not a woman on the run. Some good advice I learned from my mother, a successful entrepreneur, was “slow down to get things done.” Sometimes she’d say, “if you keep working so hard you’ll never […]

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Your Job is To Do Part of Your Bosses Job

Posted on March 19th, 2012

If you want to positively stand out from your colleagues do your job exceptionally well but take on part of your boss’s job too. If you choose well as to what part of your boss’s job to do, you’ll create tremendous job security for yourself, accelerate your learning, be seen as the ultimate team player, […]

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Manage Your Career and Don’t Let Others Do It for You

Posted on March 14th, 2012

You, not human resources, your boss, a sponsor, parents, or search firms control your career. The biggest, costliest, and most avoidable mistake you can make in your life is not managing your own destiny from the start of your career – and continuing throughout. It’s not just about doing good work and having a ready […]

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Sometimes people say to me, “I’m not sure I want to be CEO.”

Posted on March 14th, 2012

Most everyone wants to be the top dog, the honcho, the chief; but most feel it’s unrealistic, so they turn it around and act like they don’t want it anyway. But they wouldn’t turn it down if offered! It’s going to happen to someone; it might as well be you. You don’t have to be […]

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