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What Makes a Great Boss?

Last Sunday the NY Times published an article on building better workers that concluded that the quality of the supervisor may be more important than the experience and skills of the individual workers themselves.  What I found surprising about this conclusion was that anyone was actually surprised by it. What the article didn’t discuss was

10 Tips to Always Get What You Want

Are you missing out because you don’t like to negotiate? There is an old saying that “You don’t get what you deserve, you get what you negotiate.” But for most women, negotiating is at best something they don’t think about and at worst something they avoid. When I was a hiring manager in a Fortune

Are you paying more than you need to for these services?

  Starting a business can be expensive. Besides your marketing, advertising, rental, and inventory costs, there are so many things you need to present a professional storefront. If you have a limited resource, do you have to give up on things like collaboration tools, telephone lines, conference calls, scheduling tools, personalized business forms and other

All Mentors are Not Created Equal

Has your career stalled? Do you want to try something new and don’t know where to start? Do you have a problem at work that you need to talk to someone about? Do you wonder if there’s something more you should be doing to get promoted?  Are you struggling with work life balance? When I go

Why Should I Care What I Look Like?

You graduated at the top of your class; you write amazing copy; you have more patents than anyone else in your department; you can navigate spreadsheets faster than aCPA. So why should you care about your appearance? You are better than that, right? Wrong. Appearance matters. It is a fact of life. Even after decades

5 Ways to Get a Man to Listen

One of the most common complaints I hear from women is that men don’t listen. Be it at work where their good ideas are ignored or at home when their spouse totally forgets what she told him.  Why can’t men listen? They can, if you follow these five steps. So the next time you want

Surprise! They Want to See Your Facebook Page. How to Cope

I recently heard about an individual applying for a job who was asked by the hiring manager to bring up his Facebook page. The individual was shocked, but did so because he wasn’t sure how to refuse. What would you do if this happened to you? Does an employer even have the right to ask this,

Proven Success Strategies from an Expert

Starting a new career is exciting and challenging. If only there was some set of rules to follow or some magic formula that could help you as you start on your journey. Don’t you wish someone could just go “Poof,” and you’d have the benefit of what others have already learned? Then again, maybe there

Stand Out! 4 Ways to Ace Your Interview

You’ve got a terrific resume. You’ve crafted the perfect cover letter. Now, you’ve been called in for that all important interview. You know that over 50 people applied for this one position, and they will be interviewing qualified candidates for several days. What can you do to distinguish yourself from the competition? There are many articles

Part II: What to Do When Your Boss is Wrong

After my last article on What to Do When Your Boss Is Wrong appeared on WomenCo., I received a number of notes from friends and coworkers. Most found the advice helpful. One went so far as to say “I’m sure I’ll be able to put this to use every day!” and informed me he was

What to Do When Your Boss Is Wrong

We’ve all been there. You’ve been handling a client, solving a problem, preparing a major presentation, planning a critical marketing meeting, and your boss or supervisor disagrees with your approach. The boss tells you how to do it, and you are convinced that it won’t work. What do you do? Do you cave in and

Stand Up and Make a Change

Is there a new job you want to apply for but you don’t think you are qualified? Do you want to start your own business but you’re afraid you don’t know enough to make a go of it? Do you want to meet more people but you are shy and don’t function well in large