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A few years ago, I found myself in the elevator with the CEO of the large company I worked for. We had a lively conversation on the ride down, and just as I was internally congratulating myself for having made a good impression, she turned to me...

Can I Request a Different Manager?

We're undergoing some organizational changes at my company and a new manager is joining my department. The one coming in is known for being a micromanager, while the existing team leader is excellent. Both teams do similar work — but I want to be...

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By now, you’ve heard plenty of stats like these: Women make up nearly 47 percent of the labor force yet only fill about 15 percent of executive roles and 5 percent of CEO slots. But those numbers, from the new U.S. Women in Business report by...

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Don’t Let Your Co-workers Bring You Down

At one point in my career, a slightly senior staffer started freezing me out — failing to invite me to key meetings and leaving my name off memos and emails I should have been included on. I eventually concluded that she might be feeling...

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