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Climbing the ladder

I’m Ready to Start My Dream Career

“I have been in my field for over two decades and I’m ready to start my dream career, but I’m not sure what that looks like exactly. I’m obsessed with organization and budgeting, but without a hardcore financial background, I’m unsure what type...

A Brand-Name Employer Doesn’t Always Help Your Career

Household names. We all know them. Walmart, Target, Bank of America, Nike, Coca-Cola. And nowhere is this more true than when it comes to the job market. Why work at a small marketing agency when you could be at Digitas on Park Avenue? Who wants...

What Your Boss Won’t Tell You (But You Should Know)

Have you ever noticed that when people are promoted to a management position, their whole perspective on workplaces issues often changes? That’s because, as managers, they see things that they might not have been exposed to as employees. As a...

Changing the Ratio: Meet 11 Trailblazing Women in Male-Dominated Industries

Californian Nancy Pelosi did it in 2007 when she took the gavel from Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert’s hands. Sandra Day O’Connor did it more than three decades ago when she put on her black robe and took a seat on the Supreme Court. And in...

How Can I Make Money Doing What I Love?

I’ve been in my field 25 years, and I'm ready to do something new. But I don't know what that is. I’ve read every book and article about finding your passion and making money at it. Many of the books suggest writing down your ideal day. Mine...

6 Common Beliefs That Can Sabotage Your Career Success

“I always arrive late at the office, but I make up for it by leaving early.” Life in the workplace would be so much easier if we all followed English essayist Charles Lamb’s lead, wouldn’t it? Instead, many of us still believe that you have to...

How Do I Manage People in Areas I Don’t Know Well?

I’ve been put in charge of overseeing four different departments, including two in which I have no expertise at all (IT and communications). Luckily, those departments both have competent managers (who each report up to me), but what should my...

The Secrets to Successful Delegation

Got a workload that just won’t quit? Feeling buried under deadlines and meetings? It’s probably time to dole out some of your work. But don’t think of it as passing the buck or cutting corners. The delegation of authority is the cornerstone of...

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