Category Archives: Diane Paddison’s blog

Ditch Mommy Guilt and Take Store Bought Cupcakes

Do you remember that Time magazine article that focused on a style of parenting called “attachment parenting?” The article asked the question “Are you mom enough?” which is a direct attack on us moms working outside of our homes. It puts … Continue reading

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Must-Knows Before Your Job Interview

Both of my daughters are now at an age where they are starting to consider their careers in earnest, and as a result, I’ve been fielding lots of practical questions lately about the job application and interview process. This week … Continue reading

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Not “Female Leaders,” Just “Leaders”

With female executives stepping up to the plate and making their voices heard, women now have many more role models in leadership. Women like Mary Barra of General Motors, Sheryl Sandberg of Facebook, and Virginia Rometty of IBM are becoming … Continue reading

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Ahhh, You’re Wearing THAT?

My friend and fellow executive looked slightly sheepish as he came into my office and closed the door. As soon as I saw him, I knew what was coming. “Diane,” he said with a pained expression. “I have to ask … Continue reading

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Relaunch Your Career After Launching Your Family

  CEO, COO, CFO & HR Manager, Mommy, Inc. (1994-2014). Executive in charge of human being development, including socialization, quality controls, and logistics. Undertook comprehensive team-building and motivational program. Oversaw complex trade negotiations (valued at up to 1.5 million Legos). … Continue reading

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Social Media: The Latest Disorder Plaguing Girls (of all ages)

Morgan Eseke is a business marketing professional (and 4word woman!) here in Dallas. She has a passion for mentoring younger women, and in 2009 she launched a multigenerational discipleship ministry in Norman, Ok called CoffeeTalk. Most recently, she launched a … Continue reading

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I Wanted a To-Do List, God Wanted Me.

There’s something so appealing about the idea of knowing and pursuing your calling, isn’t there? Maybe it’s just me who feels this way, but I doubt it! I think we all want to know that we’re on the right path. … Continue reading

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Dear Dads: We’re Awesome, Because You’re Awesome

As we prepare for Father’s Day this coming Sunday, I’ve asked a few members of the 4word team to share about some of the Dads in their lives. I love this opportunity to hear about the special men who help … Continue reading

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Better Bridge Your Gap

Okay, I’ll admit it. I talk about mentoring a lot. I talk about being a mentor, about being mentored, about how important and valuable it is to find mentors and/or mentees. It’s not just limited to 4word, either. Most of … Continue reading

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Pay Attention NOW; It’s the Journey, Not the Destination

Are you too busy looking towards what’s next to appreciate where you are today? This week, regular 4word contributor Stacy Repult asks us to take our eyes off the future and spend some time looking around us instead. If you’re … Continue reading

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