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By Cindy Krischer Goodman, The Miami Herald Knight Ridder/Tribune Business News
Jul. 16--SPHERION CEO BROKE GLASS CEILING: Cinda Hallman's co-workers will tell you that she is "all about business." Fact is, that's the path Hallman, 59, has pursued from a young age.
While many of us choose to juggle a spouse, children and career, Hallman has focused on work and ascended to the top of Fort Lauderdale's Spherion Corp., joining an elite group as one of only five female chief executives among the nation's biggest companies.
To Hallman, image is important: She dresses the part of a president and CEO. That's why last week's announcement struck me hard. The image of her participating by telephone in a board meeting, voluntarily giving up her title as president, not to mention the responsibility, is disturbing.
In a matter of three weeks, she left the company by ambulance, was diagnosed with an illness, underwent surgery and …