Climbing the ladder

10 Questions to Ask Before You Take a New Job

When you interview for a new position, much of the conversation focuses on you and how you'd fill the given role and meet the expected qualifications. As a result, you spend a lot of time selling yourself and your skills. But choosing to take a...

Can You Make Big Money With Small Talk?

"Sure is some cold weather we’re having…" "Did you catch the game last night?" "Going to the staff holiday party?" Some people love to shoot the breeze, others hate it, but these seemingly innocuous conversations aren’t at all optional. Small...

10 Fast Facts on Jill Abramson, the First Female Executive Editor of the New York Times

Jill Abramson was the first female executive editor of The New York Times — and might just be getting started. Since leaving the Gray Lady, she’s been working on a new media company, specializing in long-form journalism (longer than a magazine...

The One Thing Mark Zuckerberg Looks for in a Job Candidate

It pays to want the boss’s job. Or, at least, appear like you could do it. It worked for Sheryl Sandberg, 45, Chief Operating Officer of Facebook Inc., who now has a net worth of over $1 billion. And it also didn’t spoil the chances of Dustin...

From Constant Brainstorming to Open Offices — Why We’re Working All Wrong

The way we work is not one size fits all. The eight-hour workday, the 9-to-5 timeframe, the one-hour lunch, the 15-minute break — these are merely social constructs, not “natural” operational modes that work for every office, industry, and...

3 Reasons You Need to Stop Multitasking

Real worth is measured in quality, not quantity. You know this instinctively. But if you really believed it, would you attempt to do as much per minute as you currently do? No, you would not. Multitasking — the compulsion to do it, the persistent...

How to Parent Equally When You Both Work Full-Time

When I was pregnant, I ran into an acquaintance who asked whether I would continue to teach classes after the baby’s birth. “Of course,” I said. “That and everything else I do. I teach classes on evenings and weekends anyway and my partner works...

10 Fast Facts About Ursula Burns, the First Black Female CEO of a Fortune 500 Company

Ursula Burns in now synonymous with history. When she was named CEO of Xerox, a company at which she had been employed for almost 30 years, she became the first black woman CEO of Fortune 500 company. Forbes named her the 22nd most powerful woman...

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