Bosses and Office Mates
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Putting Out “Feedback Fires” – When an Employee Freaks Out

Recently, we told you about the art of having “difficult conversations.” Today, we’re talking about what happens after you have a difficult conversation with an employee. We call these situations “feedba...

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Delegating to No One

A revolutionary concept entered my life last week, attributed of course to the most amazing executive coach I know, Beth Ruske from Tiara Coaching. It’s natural, when one is staring at a massive “to-do” list t...

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Fix Email Miscommunication: Amplify Your Signal

Admit it, we’ve all been there. At some point in your career, you’ve said something like these frustrated statements: What do you mean, you don’t understand? I emailed it to you! Didn’t you get my email?...


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Tackling Your To-Do List In Today’s Frenzied Office

Why You Can’t Get Anything Done… Between meetings, conference calls, interruptions from managers looking for an update, and the 5th birthday celebration of the month – it’s a wonder we get anything done at t...

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5 Ways Your Boss is Judging the Way You Look

A recent article in Forbes called out “The Seven Ways Your Boss is Judging Your Appearance,” and while I agree that your boss is definitely judging you, I don’t necessarily agree with the findings of the artic...

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The Difficult Conversation: How It’s Done Tactfully

Throughout your career, especially as you rise into management, you will encounter the need to have difficult conversations. These conversations might be about an employee’s performance, the delivery plan of a partner, yo...


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We’re Talking Pushback: Part 2 – It Works At All Levels

Last week, we started a conversation here at Career Girl about pushback. Comments continued on numerous LinkedIn groups, on Twitter, and through comments on our website. While we told women to push back when they were uncomfort...

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Pushback: It Doesn’t Make You a B!tch

There’s an epidemic in the cultural education of girls in America. We tell them to be sweet and agreeable and not to talk back. We put in our nursery rhymes about what “little girls are made of” and the like. ...

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Right Fighting: Is It Worth It?

In January, Career Girl’s resident life coach, Rebecca Niziol asked us all to face a big question: Do you want to be right or do you want to be happy? The truth is, sometimes you can’t be both. I thought back to Reb...


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Conversation Tips for Building Relationships

I never set out to develop a personality that would uplift people. I don’t give fake compliments to make people happy, and I certainly don’t put myself down to make others look superior, but somewhere along the line I picke...