Are Assumptions About You Sabotaging Your Career?

I am currently writing a book, Anatomy of a Blindside: The Ambitious Woman’s Essential Toolkit to Navigate Office Politics. As part of the research on the topic of women and office politics, I have conducted many interviews and these interviews offer valuable insights and lessons about the realities of the current work environment for women…. Read More.

Our Fear of Potential Backlash: The Double Bind

Women face a unique conundrum in the workplace.  In our culture, a great leader is thought of as someone who is decisive, assertive, and independent. These qualities are most often associated with men. Women, on the other hand, are expected to be nice, nurturing and unselfish. So what happens when women want to be considered… Read More.

Political Savvy: Your Free Pass to Career Success

Have you ever wondered why some people seem to get a free pass? Their mistakes are minimized and their achievements maximized? Doors open for them and they enjoy the spotlight without a tremendous amount of fanfare. They may or may not be as competent and talented as you are, but everything they do seems to… Read More.

Self Promotion is a Leadership Skill

  When I talk about the importance of self-promotion for women, I get a lot of head nods.  Intellectually, everyone seems to get it. We have all read the research that validates the necessity of promoting oneself in order to establish the credibility and visibility required in the workplace today for advancement. We get it… Read More.