On the Ladder
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Make the Most of Your Mistakes

You’ve heard the saying before: “Nobody’s perfect.”  There’s no avoiding the fact that you will make mistakes, and unfortunately, you will make some of those mistakes at work.  They could be big or small blunders, b...

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Combatting Envy in Your Career

When I first decided to change careers, I had this bad habit of checking Facebook every morning as soon as I woke up.  I was temporarily working retail and applying for grad school, so I had a lot of extra time on my hands to ...

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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...


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Get the Job Title You Deserve

It may just be a name on paper, but your job title has a hidden, symbolic value.  Think about your job title now — does it adequately reflect your experience and contribution to the company? A recent article from Angela ...

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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...

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Is Career Coaching Right for You?

If you’re ready to change careers or move up within your current company, a career coach may be something you’ve considered.  You can turn to family or friends for advice, but often an outside opinion is helpful. Eilene Zi...


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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...

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Olympian Confesses – “I Was Terrified”

The photo above clearly depicts a happy, beautiful young woman. Her engagement ring gleaming, it’s clear she is content and in love. If you don’t recognize her, let me refresh your memory. This is what she looked li...

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Why Long Meetings are Inefficient

On Friday afternoon, the last thing we want to do is sit in a long meeting — or even think about a long meeting.  Can’t this agenda wait until Monday? Regardless of what day or time it is, long meetings are hard for ev...


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Why Good Grammar Matters

Grammar: some of us are good at it, while others need a little more practice remembering the rules.  As a former journalist and now a writing graduate student, good grammar has always been a must.  If I lacked grammatical ski...