The 7 Most Common Mistake We Make Promoting Ourselves

Self-promotion is a struggle for many of us. We know we should do it and do it more often if we are to gain the visibility and credibility we need to advance our careers. But it’s not a simple task. Although women seem to agonize more about self-promotion, the challenges transcend gender and status. In… Read More.

Carla Harris On Her Ambition And Drive

Carla Harris didn’t get to be Vice Chairman, Wealth Management, Managing Director and Senior Client Advisor at Morgan Stanley by luck. It took talent and hard work as well as grit and determination to succeed. I recently spoke with Carla, a keynote speaker at the upcoming Simmons Leadership Conference, to better understand her ambition and… Read More.

Let’s Engage in Positive Politics

The 2016 presidential campaign has reached an all-time low. The name calling, insults, and belittling jabs between Donald Trump, Marco Rubio, and Ted Cruz do not reflect well on these candidates seeking a vote of confidence from the electorate. For those of us who never had very positive feelings about politics, the campaign validates our… Read More.

Do You Feel You Have Control Of Your Career?

Every week we learn of more research about how the current workplace culture affects women’s ambition. There is a consistent message that a lack of gender equality and pervasive bias and discrimination sabotages women’s careers. Certainly the reports validate our experience in the workplace. And while this information is critical to affect any cultural change,… Read More.