On the Ladder
Businessman Touching Domino Pieces Arranged in a Line

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’...

women-speaking-at-podium

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 ...

music

“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...


morning routine

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...

organizedoffice

Organize Your Office

At the beginning of the week, my desk starts out fairly clean. I try to put things away as I start my Monday, but by Friday, the clutter has returned. It creeps in and adds up until I finally can’t take it anymore. If you’r...

misspiggy

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...


jobs-working-from-home

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 &...

deletekey

Avoid Redundant Phrases in Your Writing

Even if you aren’t a professional writer, you probably do some writing in your job every day: You might write proposals, plans, outlines, or dozens of e-mails. We aren’t all grammar gurus or word masters, but we can...

risk

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 ...


job-seekers101

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...