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FeedAmbitionFarmer, Ann. "Starve Modesty, Feed Ambition." American Bar. June-July 2011. Web

Polito, Rick. "San Anselmo Author Takes on the B-word." 9 Feb. 2007. Web

SpeakingAny time a woman achieves something, she is quickly accused of neglecting her family, Condren says. There is nothing new in that treatise but what Condren talks about in her book is the way women do it to themselves and how they can stop the "self sabotage."



Gekas, Alexandra. "How to Be Punctual - Time Management Tips" at Woman's -- Web. 31 Jan. 2012

ClockWhether it’s packing your lunch the night before, picking out your clothes or filling your coffee machine, doing as much as possible before bed will set you ahead of the game when you first wake up the next day. "Put your shoes by the door and your workout gear right by your bed so that in the morning when you're tired and groggy, you don't have to dig through your closet," recommends Debra Condren, PhD, business psychologist and author of Ambition is Not a Dirty Word. "You tell your kids to set their clothes out, but it works for you, too." So create a pre-bedtime routine each night when, before winding down, you can set yourself up for a smoother morning.

Alexander, Amy. "Achieve Dreams And Speed Up Success By Clicking With Mentors" - 23 Jan. 2012

If you find a mentor to help you achieve your goals, you'll be promoted five times more often than your peers, says a survey conducted by Gartner Research. Mentors? They move up six times more than the competition. The lesson: Mentoring pays, whether you're giving or taking advice. Keys:

  • Screen. Step one: Read industry publications and books to find that dream mentor, advises psychologist and executive coach Debra Condren. "Turn off the tube and inspire your creativity by reading about all of the cool ideas that are being kicked around," Condren, author of "Ambition Is Not a Dirty Word," told IBD.

Porter, Jane. "Seven Rules for Coping with Sales Rejection" | 13 Dec. 2011

Are you building relationships. Don't reject prospects after they reject you. "If you've been rejected, it doesn't necessarily mean this person will never be your client," Condren says. "Keep the conversation going."

Field, Anne. "HopStop CEO Takes a Laissez Faire Approach toward Employees -" 

When managing a company, there are often traditional guidelines a CEO will follow in his/her employee interaction. For Joe Meyer, CEO of HopStop, the NY-based mass-transit information website, these traditional practices do not gel with his less-is-more mentality.

Field, Anne. "HopStop’s High-speed Management Style." Crain's New York Business. Crain Communications Inc., 07 Dec. 2011. 

For Joe Meyer, managing a highly productive workforce requires breaking the rules, or at least rewriting them.

Bradshaw, Leslie. Nisha Chittal on Why Ambition Is Not a Dirty Word - Forbes. 28 Sept. 2011.

DiGiacomo, Robert. "8 Things College Seniors Can Do to Prep for the First Job Search" - Top Online Schools & Accredited Universities., 27 Sept. 2011.

Chatzky, Jean. "When To Take A Mental Health Day: American Express OPEN Forum." 12 July 2011

Taking a day off—particularly an unplanned for, unexpected day—can feel like taking a step backwards.

But it’s not, says Dr. Debra Condren, a business psychologist, coach and author of Ambition is Not a Dirty Word. “For small business owners who love their work, studies show that they are less likely to take vacations, and you can lump mental health days into that same category. For them, work feels more like play sometimes, and it’s hard because entrepreneurs often have a lot of balls in the air. But there comes a point when you are multi-tasking so much that it decreases your productivity and increases your stress.

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