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About Ilene Marcus

Ilene Marcus, MSW, MPA, is founder of Aligned Workplace. A recognized workplace expert, speaker and author, Marcus mentors business leaders to drive their agenda and build workplaces where success, inspiration, kindness and joy define the culture. Please visit her website at http://alignedworkplace.com
Latest Posts | By Ilene Marcus
3 Easy Ways You Can Turn Your Empowerment into Success After 60
6 days ago

3 Easy Ways You Can Turn Your Empowerment into Success After 60

By  •  Mindset

I’m always sure the grass is greener on the other side. The person sitting next to me got the bigger portion. My friend learned about investing, while I didn’t. The girls in high school knew how to get a prom date. People stay happily married. Everyone else knows something I don’t. Read More

Get What You Want More Often with These 2 Secret Phrases
3 months ago

Get What You Want More Often with These 2 Secret Phrases

By  •  Lifestyle

I am no stranger to problematic situations. Even as I grow older and wiser, I still get flustered. This is evidenced by my recent refrigerator delivery. Or let me restate that, my scheduled refrigerator delivery. Three and a half hours into the delivery window, no fridge had been delivered. When I called the store…
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What My Search for the Perfect Coffee Taught Me About Finding Balance
4 months ago

What My Search for the Perfect Coffee Taught Me About Finding Balance

By  •  Mindset

I had the chance to visit the original Starbucks on Pike Place in Seattle. It looks nothing like the chain I have come to rely upon. Yet the formula is the same. My drip coffee is filled to the brim. I have to pour out coffee to make “room.” (Yes, I’m one of those – a little coffee in my cream, please.) Read More

Changing Direction After 60: Always Have an Escape Plan!
8 months ago

Changing Direction After 60: Always Have an Escape Plan!

By  •  Lifestyle

I attended Columbia Business School for one week in 1983. I learned all I needed to know.

Always have an escape plan. Read More

Want to Get More from Life? Stop Pushing and Start Pulling!
9 months ago

Want to Get More from Life? Stop Pushing and Start Pulling!

By  •  Lifestyle

Do you remember the pushmi-pullyu from the original Dr. Doolittle (1967) with Rex Harrison?

I’ve always wondered why it never became an icon. As the rarest animal on earth, shouldn’t the pushmi-pullyu have triggered the tipping point and gained icon status like Sulley in Monsters Inc., Elsa from Frozen, or Sponge Bob? Read More