Are You Coachable?
In a recent article I wrote, No I Don’t Want to Mentor You. Let Me Tell You Why, I chronicled a list of reasons why the mentor-mentee relationship can be difficult. The response to the piece was overwhelmingly positive. However, there were a few folks that were uncomfortable with the tone of the article. They said […]
55 Ways to Spring Clean Your Life and Work
While some people like making New Year’s Resolutions, I love spring cleaning. There is something about putting away the winter clothes and opening up the house after a long winter that makes me feel fresh and new. That desire for renewal touches every aspect of my life, including work. Here are 50 ways to clear […]
Stop Doing The Office Housework
Our co-worker Celia is having a baby. Another co-worker Linda is planning Celia’s baby shower and going desk to desk in the office signing up volunteers for the potluck. Next week she’ll be asking us all to sign the card. I’m happy for Celia. Her baby is going to be adorable and she’s going to […]
How To Get Back In The Workplace
When you've been out of the workplace for any significant length of time it can be daunting to figure out how to reenter. Maybe you've been home with the kids or experienced a layoff. No matter what the cause, there are a few important things to consider before jumping back into the fray. Google yourself- […]
No. I don’t want to mentor you. Let me tell you why.
When you’ve been working as an executive as long as I have, you are often approached to be a mentor. Behind closed doors, my friends and I swap stories about mentees that have gotten those requests all wrong. There are a few fatal conditions that are death to a successful mentor-mentee relationship. Let me pull […]
Congratulations, you got the job! Now what?
Woohoo, you did it! You've got the job and now you're wondering what to do next. Well we've got some great advice for starting with a new organization. Bonnie Scherry discusses first steps when starting your new job. Judy Le gives her take on establishing credibility at a new company. Khaliah Guillory talks about the […]
Protecting Your Assets in a Divorce
“Why me?” “How would I spend the rest of my life?” “How bleak would my life be, after divorce?” The soon-to-happen divorce pops up such dreadful queries in minds of anyone, more often women in every society. When a deeply knitted emotional relationship is on the rocks, the future seems to be dark and stressful. […]
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