Motivates You at Work?
by Louise Morganti Kaelin
Many of us believe that the only reason we work is
money. Although there is no question that money—or
what it buys—is a prime motivator, money alone
does not create the sense of fulfillment and accomplishment
that many of us are seeking.
by Susan Witt
In the global
economy, “business” is only one part of the battle.
Cross-cultural awareness can determine who gets the
contract. A strategy that addresses the business styles
of your target country is just as important as rehearsing
Steps to Managing Assertively
gains respect through honest, clear, direct self-expression—the
assertive approach to communication.
More than a talent, networking is a skill—or set of
skills. When it comes to building your career or business,
the value of networking is largely undisputed.
in Business: Speak Up About Double Standards
by Debra Meyerson
Nearly all of us feel at odds with the organizations
we work for at one time or another. Many who don’t
fit in with the corporate culture choose to assimilate
or leave.You have another choice: Speak up!
My Job Is Draining Me
The 7-Step Solution
by Carrie Silver-Stock
Do you dread going to work? Are you exhausted by 10
in the morning? We’ve all felt it at times.
Take these 7 steps to solve the problem.
Hesitate To Ask
by Diane Smallen-Grob
There are people in a position to help, no matter
what the issue. There are experts. Making decisions
in isolation is usually not the best way, although
for some people it may be the most comfortable.
by Deborah Kolb
Family-friendly workplace policies make good business
sense. Tensions between work and home life distract;
they increase stress. An
employee must speak up and make the business case
that fits her personal situation.
Office Politics to Your Advantage
Kathleen Kelley Reardon
Workplace politics has gotten a bad rap. It's often
seen as the province of slick, self-promoting operators
seeking a fast track to the top. Yet when competent
people vie for a promotion, usually the one with political
Wage Gap: Are you paid as much as a man if he had
by Evelyn Murphy with E.J. Graff
Women working full time still earn only 77 cents for
every full-time male dollar. If you’re a woman,
what would you do with that extra 23 cents—an
increase of nearly one-third on top of your current
77-cent paycheck—a raise that brought you
up even with men?
Allen's Advice to Women: Inform Others of Your Accomplishments!
Sharon Allen, CEO of Deloitte & Touche, gives
her advice to working women who want to advance.
Whining and Get a Mentor
Molly Dickinson Shepard with Jane K. Stimmler
We women need to rethink our “passive”
use of mentoring relationships and decide how we can
derive more value in terms of career advancement.
Gray: Tips for Women Who Want to Work Well With Men
See WomensMedia's favorite tips from John Gray, author
of How to Get What You Want at Work.
Reality of Balance
by Brenda Wilkins
If you are a balance neophyte, skeptic, or drop-out,
renew your reality. Join the majority of people—a
full 80 percent according to The Brain Reserve research
firm—who are on the balance journey. Start your
"Old Boy" Network
by Sarah Kaip
Do Monday morning meetings begin with talk about Sunday’s
football scores? Do men in upper management invite
lower level male employees to lunch? Do water cooler
conversations center around hot rods and drag racing?
Do you ever feel like you work amidst the “old
Makes a Dynamic Leader?
drive an organization, leaders must create a “why
not” versus a defensive “why” culture.
They must be open to new ideas and resistant to bureaucracy.
Differences Between Men and Women
Clark interviews Martha Barletta
Nancy Clark: I love the names
you’ve given to the games men play: One-Up,
One-Down, and Put-Down.
Barletta: We’ve all seen it in action.
And the thing about the One-Up and the establishing
status is women actively reject that game. And men,
I guess, think we don’t know how to play the
game. But most women feel, “There’s no
way I’m playing that game! That’s a stupid
by Karen Steede Terry
Selling yourself and your services is one of the most
difficult aspects of going out on your own. Marketing
yourself and getting the word out about your services
is critical if you are going to succeed. All self-employed
people must do sales, at least initially. There is
no getting around it.
by Dianne Schilling
The list of ills associated with meetings
is long and legendary. Avoid problems by following
Discrimination: What should you do now?
by Evelyn Murphy with E.J. Graff
So you know you’re facing unfair sex discrimination
on the job. Maybe you found out your employer is systematically
paying women less than men for the same work. Or you
got fired as soon as you said you were pregnant. Or
your male coworkers have been groping and propositioning
you and the other women relentlessly, and the company
won’t make them stop. Should you sue?
and Equity— Equal and Different
by Bonita Banducci
People are different. We
need to understand those differences and act in a
way that maximizes the value of the differences.
in Business: When Women Are Not Heard
by Debra E. Meyerson
How many times have you heard a woman make a suggestion
in a meeting that none of the men seem to hear? Find
out to handle this situation.
To increase diversity and create inclusive work environments
that benefit all employees, managers must understand,
anticipate, and address employee resistance at every
stage of the process.
Fluent in Both Pink and Blue
by Ronna Lichtenberg
In the old days, the classic female model—what I’ll
call the pink model—was valued, but not explicitly
or financially. Because we didn’t understand the value
of the relationship in the market, we didn’t knowingly
pay for it, or at least not highly.
by JoAnn Hines
Are you meeting the most important person in your
career? Are you tongue tied and not sure what to do
about it? With advance planning and creative thinking
you can be confident you will know how to handle this
situation when the opportunity presents itself.
to Say in Difficult Situations
by Sam Horn
Would you like to know what to say — when you
don't know what to say? If so, you're in luck because
this article explains how you can think on your feet
and communicate more constructively with colleagues,
customers, even kids.
and Holly Pedersen, Ph.D
While women may be skilled at communicating intimately
with those we love, some of our communication styles
are not conducive to achieving success in the business
world. Women must learn to communicate fearlessly!
and Men have Equal Aspirations in the Workplace
Findings from a new study show that women and men
have similar career aspirations. However, the study
also reveals some striking differences in the types
of barriers experienced by each group and in how they
balance work/life responsibilities.
Myth of Balance
by Madeleine Homan
The Work/Life Balance Zealots have us all worrying
that we’re supposed to feel great all the time.
is No Crying in Business
By Poverny and Picascia
The workplace is one of those environments where most
tears are viewed as inappropriate and can have negative
effects on performance reviews, promotions, and executive
presence. Fortunately, we can learn other ways to
manage our feelings besides crying in the boss’
Girls Don't Get the Corner Office
It’s a myth that hard work alone will get you
ahead. Hard work is only the baseline for success.
Everyone is expected to work hard and do their job
well. So, what differentiates those who move up the
ladder and those who stagnate?
with Men at Work
and Holly Pedersen, Ph.D
It’s important to recognize how differently
most men and women communicate at work. Use our experts'
advice to your advantage!
a Flexible Workplace
Flexibility—variations in the time and place
of work—is used by many employees for a wide
variety of work and personal reasons.
By Maria Charles and David B. Grusky
See the latest research showing there are still a
great many occupations that are segregated by gender.
in Business: How You Can Handle
By Debra Meyerson
You always have more than one choice when responding
to demeaning comments. The trick is deciding which
response works best in a given situation while posing
the least risk to your job or credibility.
You Want to Succeed, Attitude is Everything
By Debra Pestrak
More and more women who reach the upper echelons of
corporate America cite having a positive attitude
as one of the most important keys to success.
Making the right contacts and maintaining those relationships
is key in gaining visibility and expanding your advancement
Learning to Ask
By Babcock and Laschever
Our studies show that women are much less likely than
men to use negotiation to get ahead and get what they
want. All the negotiation advice in the world is useless
if you never get to the bargaining table in the first
Learn to ask!
to Say "No"
By Colette Carlson
The biggest barrier to communicating assertively is
fear. We fear being judged, criticized or intimidated.
To Succeed in a
By Maret McCoy
As an Executive Coach for female attorneys, I
have observed three strategies that lead to exceptional
success for women working in a male-dominated profession.
These strategies include:
a Powerful Image
Appoint a Personal Board of Directors
in Your “Sweet Spot”
the Most of Criticism and Praise
Pat Heim and Susan Golant
Women generally find it more difficult to deal with
criticism than men do. This comes from disparate lessons
that each gender learns during childhood. Just as
women have difficulty dealing with criticism, they
also have a hard time accepting praise.
on Corporate Boards Makes
Good Business Sense
By Judy Rosener
With few exceptions, corporate boards of directors
have historically been composed of white males. That
is changing, albeit slowly.
to Women: New Perspectives on Negotiation
By Deborah Kolb and Judith Williams
Most advice on negotiation concentrates on the issues
at stake. By contrast, the women we interviewed contended
that who is at the table can be just as important
to the eventual outcome as what is on the table.
Peters says "Women Roar"
By Geoff Thatcher
his Women Roar booklet, Tom Peters wrote
about Deloitte’s & Touche’s Women’s
Initiative. He leaves no doubt of the tremendous benefits
for organizations that recognize the importance of
White: CheatSheet for Women
Who Are On Their Way Up
Here's a sampling of Kate White's
advice for working women:
your own rules.
ask for more—even if they say your number.
always dress as if you were in the job you aspire
Gender Wage Gap: Debunking the Rationalizations
levels of education increase women’s earnings,
just as they do for men. However, there is no evidence
that the gender gap in wages closes at higher levels
of education. If anything, the reverse is true: at
the very highest levels of education, the gap is at
the Impostor Syndrome
The Impostor Syndrome is a well-documented tendency
among many highly successful people to believe that
their successes are largely accidental . . .this phenomenon
is far more prevalent among women than men.
in the Workplace: Still a Challenge for the Corporate
By Janice Reals Ellig
"My Boss Asked Me to Dinner and Wanted Me for
Dessert" ran the title at the top of a recent Fortune
advice column. Guess what: sex remains alive and well
in the American corporate workplace, and so does the
double standard. And for many women eager to climb
the corporate ladder, these realities can be career-threatening.
Power of Accountability
By Dianne Schilling
Being accountable is one of the fastest ways to earn
respect, trust, and promotions. More importantly,
it puts you in control of your life. How many accountability
tools are you using?
Your Filing Systems
Your Home Office
Are You Ready for a Change?
Organized: PILE, Don’t File
Performance in Good Times and Bad
Seven Strategies That Work for Me
Carol Bartz, Chairman and CEO, Autodesk, Inc.
Our passions and
dreams should not move to the back burner when things
get tough. This is exactly the time that we need to
tap into new sources of energy.
Venus Got To Do With It?
Business Is a Game With It’s Own
Julie Garella, Co-Founder McColl
I translate fabulous marketing
plans and sales strategies, written by Venetians—women—into
numbers that represent investment opportunities to
be read by Martians—men.
By Dana Bristol-Smith
Tomorrow's the day for your presentation and you’re
dreading it. What if they get bored? What if they
ask questions and my mind goes blank?
the Gender Gap in Wages
By Deborah Kolb, Judith Williams, and Carol Frohlinger
Women are winning the numbers game in the workforce.
They now fill almost half of the country’s managerial
jobs. Despite equal representation among the ranks
of wage earners, however, women continue to come up
short in their paychecks.
Rules of the Game of Business
By Adrienne Mendell
Not getting the promotions you expect and deserve?
Missing out on plum assignments? Wondering why you
were out of the loop on a crucial bit of news? Although
women have made great strides in the workplace, too
many women are feeling stuck or passed over. There
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