Bosses and Office Mates
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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...


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What to Do When Tragedy Strikes a Coworker

Recently, Women & Co. published an article about a subject that is rarely tackled, and honestly, I hope rarely experienced for women in business – “5 Ways to Help a Grieving Colleague.” While we all hope n...

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The Danger of Delegating: It’s All in the “What”

If I were interviewing for a job (thank goodness I’m my own boss so I don’t have to), and someone asked me one of my greatest weaknesses, I might say that I’m terrible at delegating. Now, that isn’t some...

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The “Clear as Mud” Issue of Accountability

There is a reason job descriptions exist. And whether you realize it or not, they’re not there to tell you what to do every day. If you really looked at your job description and structured your day 9 to 5 to include only ...


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Gift Giving in the Office: Should You or Shouldn’t You?

Lately, as the holidays loom near, one of the questions I’m hearing most is the etiquette of gift giving when it comes to your coworkers. I’ve asked a few experienced HR managers and bosses alike, and we’ve co...