Bosses and Office Mates
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Why Coworkers Don’t Read Your Emails

I’ve heard the complaint often: No one ever reads my emails! I had a boss who said it to us all the time. And yet, people never seem to recognize that the problem may be how they’re writing their emails. Here’...

fairnesszone

Fairness is Fun!

A couple of weeks ago, I attended a session for entrepreneurs about splitting equity between investors. And in the middle of the session, I had an a-ha moment. When it comes to equity, everyone involved in starting a business j...

femalebosses

Learning to Be a Boss

We told you recently “Why Female Bosses Matter,” and we believe wholeheartedly that they do. We gave advice to the female boss and her employees on how to maximize this kind of relationship. And somewhere in the cou...


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Aaaand Break! — Build Your Team For Professional Success

In my past life as a sales manager, I used to pose a question to my new sales staff members while they were in training: on the path to success, what is a salesperson’s biggest obstacle? They would think for a moment befo...

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Inequality for Parents vs. Non-Parents in the Office

Have you ever heard something like, “Well, Jane….Jim has kids, and can’t be here on Saturday, so you’ll need to come in.” Or maybe, “Can you cover my shift? My daughter is sick?” Perhap...

talkingtoboss

When to Tell Your Boss You’re Looking

Over on PersonalBrandingBlog.com, Skip Freeman gave us a little glimpse into the workings of Marissa Mayer’s transition from Google to Yahoo! Namely, when she gave her notice, which according to Skip was…..30 minute...


officeetiquette

5 Coworker Etiquette Rules

This is officially my second week working out of the Career Girl Network office. The space we are in, 1871, is shared with other startup companies. These first few weeks, I’ve been a little hazy on what the rules are in a...

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How to Deal with Negative Nancy

We all have our “Negative Nancy” moments — moments when we become frustrated and discouraged. Still, when you have to be around a lot of negativity, it’s hard to be positive. Some people will come back with ...

femalebosses

Why Female Bosses Matter

Hollywood has worked long and hard to create the archetype of the terrible female boss. For 30 years in movies, women are notoriously difficult to work for, hard to communicate with, and generally hard headed. In Baby Boom, the...


drama

Prevent Age-Related Drama at Work

Drama at work is not a new concept. And drama between women — well, we don’t even need to say anything about that topic. But what about another big piece of drama — between women…of different generations...