Bosses and Office Mates
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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...

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Surviving a Boss Who Yells

As a management consultant focused on finance and interim management, I’ve always worked in a male-dominated field.  And for the most part, that’s been a good thing.  I’ve learned how to be (or act!) more confident, how...


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What Your Boss Is Reading: Are You One of These Employees?

You’re smart. You’re savvy. You’re a Career Girl looking to climb the ladder, shatter the glass ceiling with the Hammer of Womanhood, and settle yourself into the Holy Ergonomic Chair that comes with having a ...

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Conquering The Fear of Giving Feedback

Late last year, I let you all in on my journey of becoming a boss for the first time. I suppose it’s part of what you get with being an entrepreneur, eventually you’re going to be an entrepreneur….with staff. ...

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My Co-Workers Are Driving Me Crazy!

It happens to even the most calm and patient of us – some days you simply can’t stand your co-workers. One breathes too loud, another is constantly biting her fingernails, and your boss won’t stop breathing down y...


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The Importance of Women’s Groups in Your Corporation

Recently, over on Womenetics, Julie Zimmer cataloged her own experience of starting women’s affinity group in her firm. Like many woman starting the process of a women’s group in an organization, Julie found there w...