Does Saying Yes Help Your Career?

My recent post on the pros and cons of being the “go to person” addresses how agreeing to take on everyone’s work can damage your career advancement. When you are the “go to person”, you can find yourself both overwhelmed and most importantly, labeled and stereotyped as a doer rather than a leader. The article… Read More.

How Savvy Are You About Office Politics?

Playing politics in the workplace is not about gossip, backstabbing, or opportunism. Instead, savvy women in business know how to network and with whom. They also understand how decisions are made in their organizations, and they have learned to use these political factors to their advantage. Political savvy is critical for career success and the… Read More.

Finding Your Voice

It took my mom about 8 decades to find her voice. She was shy, married young, and always lived in my Dad’s shadow. But when he passed away over twenty years ago, she found her own strength and gradually her own voice. Now in her nineties, I am both pleased and amused when she tells… Read More.

Getting Real About What It Takes To Get Ahead

We would all like to believe that the principles of meritocracy are upheld in our company and that our talent and hard work will get us ahead. After all, when we focused on our work in college and graduate school, we earned good grades and perhaps even honors. But now we’re in the workplace and… Read More.