On the Ladder

OMG! TMI! Avoiding Oversharing in the Workplace

Maybe it’s a generational expression, but at this point it’s pretty safe to say everyone knows what you mean when you look at someone and exclaim “TMI!” Too. Much. Information. Whether it’s your be...

Write “The Anti-Bio” and Pump Up Your Failures

A while back, we brought you an article about “Erasing Resume Blunders,” something everyone wants to do at one time or another in their career. We all have experiences (or whole jobs), we wish never existed and coul...

Leap First, Think Later

I used the photo above as an illustrator to a post a few months ago, and later was pleasantly surprised when a young woman exuberantly contacted me to tell me it was her in the photo. She was excited that the photo had begun to...


Complimenting Others Will Boost Your Confidence

Confidence. It’s a word that carries a lot of weight. Being confident in yourself, and having others describe you as confident means you are self-assured, likely outgoing, easy to talk to, and respected. It’s a word...

How to Respond to Massive Disrespect

The folks over at The Grindstone recently answered this question from a woman who was experiencing “massive disrespect” at work. Her problem included a micromanaging boss who is moving her to a hallway when all of h...

Tricks Your Mind Plays and How to Fight Back

Every day, our minds play tricks on us. Are there dots in that grid above? Did you remember to turn the curling iron off this morning? What did your colleague really mean when they said you were “tough”? We analyze ...


Accepting Praise Graciously: First, Stop with the “No Big Deal”

I’ve noticed a trend recently, and unfortunately it’s a stereotype we can pile on women specifically. To illustrate it, let me give you a few scenarios: Someone stops by your office at work. They thank you for your ...

8 Things Not to Say During Your Performance Review

A while back, we told you how to master “The Art of the Performance Review,” because it’s truly an art, not a science. But every now and again, there are hard and fast rule that simply must be followed. And we...

Not a Ladder, A Jungle Gym

In May, at Harvard’s “Class Day”, the COO of Facebook and women’s business rockstar Sheryl Sandberg gave the world another of her incredible speeches – and with it came another quote that every wom...


Avoiding “Blue” Mondays

Confession: I am addicted to Gallup polls. I love surveys. I love polls. I love analytical data connected to people. It makes me excited. What I love most about Gallup polls is that they’re full of “no shit, Sherloc...