Climbing the ladder

4 Ways You’re Killing Your Confidence

Women’s lack of confidence is a major hindrance to our ability to kick ass. A 2014 study that sprawled 48 countries and more than 14,000 participants found a pronounced gap between how men and women assess their abilities — which, of course,...

How to Survive a Job You Hate

The movie Office Space is a classic for good reason: We've all had a job we hated so much we wanted to take the printer out to an open field and smash it with a baseball bat. Sometimes you’re stuck because you’re waiting for your end-of-year...

6 Ways to Stand Out at a Conference

People go to conferences for various reasons: gaining knowledge and insight, seeing a new city, having an adventure, impressing their boss, scoring a trip away from their children paid for by the company. And, of course, networking. Naturally,...

Why I’m Not Apologizing Anymore

I have a confession: I wasn’t actually sorry for most of the things I’ve said I’m sorry for. (Sorry.) My natural instinct is to go with the flow, keep my head down, and keep the peace. I’m very good at empathy, at making others feel welcome and...

Don’t Dress for the Job You Want

I don’t own a suit. Never have, likely never will. I feel like a forced caricature of a “business lady” when I step into pantsuits and skirt suits alike. Granted, I don’t have a typical 9-to-5 job, but even when I present to large corporate...

How to Be a Stronger Leader

Hillary Clinton. Ursula Burns. Mary Barra. Indra Nooyi. What makes some leaders so successful they reach guru-like status, while others never gain traction? Is it a wicked high IQ? Amazing charisma? Killer contacts? Maybe. But there’s also a set...

A Guide to Office Email Etiquette: From Writing in Sick to Reply All

Many of us connect with our coworkers and higher-ups through email more than we actually speak to them face-to-face. In fact, for every job I’ve had as a writer and editor, I’ve communicated with my colleagues almost exclusively over chat and...

The Number of Female CEOs Replacing Men Surges 70 Percent

Male chief executives may want to watch their backs. Turnover among the nation’s CEOs reached a six-year high last year, and women replacing men as CEO soared by 70%. The number of women replacing men rose to 103 last year from 61 in 2013,...

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