Is No Really No Or Is It An Opportunity?

This post is from the archives. Women are much more likely than men to take a “no” as a personal rejection and final answer. In fact, the fear of rejection will often keep us from asking for things we rightly deserve. Let’s look at the situation of a salary negotiation or performance review. Perhaps we… Read More.

The Top 9 Ways Women Give Away Power

Earlier this month, Fortune released its annual list of the world’s most powerful women; a great tribute to women who have reached the highest ranks in business today. It is inspiring to see this impressive list of women who have embraced their ambition and power; who have succeeded despite workplace obstacles and gender bias. Rising… Read More.

Playing the Gender Card in Business and Politics

On the rare occasion that I am offered a seat on a crowded subway car because I’m a woman, I accept. When I’m standing in the aisle of an airplane struggling to get my too large carry-on in the already crowded overhead and a man offers to help me lift it and place it, I… Read More.

Don’t Let Your Ego Get In The Way Of Your Success

Your ego plays a big role in maintaining your wellbeing. The ego is a necessary and healthy force in your life. For instance, you may call on your ego to help you persevere when confronted with setbacks or perceived failures. There are times, however, when your ego gets in the way and blocks your future… Read More.