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Climbing the ladder

How Slowing Down Can Speed Up Your Success

"Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.”—Ovid I love it when a successful, self-described workaholic admits the error of her ways!  Arianna Huffington comes clean in her new book: Thrive. “I wish I could go back,” she writes,...

Help! My Employee is Flirting With Me

I was promoted to management in a small business fairly recently. I'm female in my early twenties and most of my staff are males in their thirties. Most of the guys have gone through a phase where they casually flirt with me then move on.   One...

5 Common Habits That Can Hold Your Career Back

After my former co-worker Kaley had worked in the business world awhile, something funny happened. She started to become complacent. Then, without even realizing it, Kaley lapsed back into her younger self’s way of managing stress, which was to...

You’re Fired! How Oprah Winfrey and Others Bounced Back

You might think, given all the coverage it’s gotten, that the recent firing of the New York Times’s first female executive editor Jill Abramson was an anomaly. But Abramson is hardly the first high-powered, high-ranking woman to be shown the door....

Damage Control: 5 Social Media Mistakes to Avoid

Last spring, at the start of baseball season, a manager friend called and asked if she should fire one of her direct reports. He had called in sick, and she’d heard through the grapevine that he was tweeting from a Cubs game. In 2013, I wondered,...

Could You Be in the Wrong Career?

When’s the last time you asked yourself if you’re (still) doing what you love? Often, just getting through the daily workload keeps your mind occupied enough that wondering whether your career is really making you happy becomes an afterthought....

Is Crying at Work Ever Okay?

How should I react to someone who cries in a meeting where I'm giving potentially difficult feedback? I come from the corporate consulting world where crying would be a huge sign of weakness, but now I'm in the nonprofit sector, where (at least...

Kick Your Career Into High Gear

It took me three years to get my first promotion. I’m not proud of it, but in that time I certainly learned a lot about what not to do in order to be successful working in business. I realized that it doesn’t matter how smart you are or if you...

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