On the Ladder

Be A Rock Star: Don’t Give In To Your Negative Voice

Several months ago, I was interviewing for a sales job and the interviewer asked me a question common to business professionals, particularly those of us in sales: How do you handle rejection? Now, I was in sales management for...

Do You Still Need a “Fallback”?

I began my college career as a piano performance major. In my first week of piano lessons with a very strange German teacher, I heard these words (written phonetically so you’ll understand the thickness of this man’...

5 Expert Tips for Already Good Public Speakers

Because public speaking is the #1 fear among Americans, we recently brought you the article “Public Speaking for Career Girls.” And as discussion of this article circulated on LinkedIn and Twitter, we realized that ...


“Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” – Using Music to Enhance Your Day in the Office

BrainPickings.org recently published “The Science of How Music Enchants the Brain” with the video below attached. It explains, in short, that music can surge our dopamine levels in the same way some drugs can. So if...

Create a Productive Morning Routine

How you start your day is how you’re going to live your day. And how you live your day is the way you live your life.” – Louise Hay Being deliberate about how you spend your time in the morning is an essential...

7 Things Miss Piggy Can Teach Us About Life

She’s an icon for women (and pigs) around the world. She always looks her best and she’s unapologetic in her communication style. There is no other Miss Piggy, and we all know and love her. That’s why I was ex...


Do You Need a “No Pants” Day for your Career?

Brazen Careerist makes the case for working at home with “I Work Better With My Pants Off – Don’t You?” They believe you get more work done at home with…your pants off. They say you’re more &...

The Correlation Between Risk and Speed

So I’m hanging out over on one of my favorite websites, Kickstart Kitchen and their founder Jules Taggart wrote something that literally kickstarted me in an article titled “Calculated Risks for Business Success ...

Jobs in Your 20s – What You Need to Learn from Them

There will be times at every stage in your career where you say, “Why am I putting up with this bullshit?” There will be times when you feel like you’re not learning enough. And when it comes to your 20s, spec...


Speak Up! Whispering Complaints Solves Nothing

You’ve heard it before standing around the water cooler: co-workers relaying a laundry list of complaints to one another about how the office functions. Maybe the meetings are too long, they’re asked to work overtim...