Tips to Get Ahead

Negotiate on Behalf of Someone Else

Why? You fight harder on behalf of someone else…. In Adam M. Grant’s terrific book, Give and Take, he discusses different negotiating styles. One of his findings demonstrates that ‘givers’, people who eschew the law...

How To Make Mistakes Like A Pro

You hit “reply all.” Or you had one too many drinks at the office holiday party and behaved inappropriately. Maybe someone pressed the wrong button on a terrible day and you blew up at them. Perhaps you forgot to ma...

How to Connect with Anyone

Whether you are looking for new business, a new job, the love of your life (or maybe just a date for Friday night!), networking is an unavoidable fact of life.  Most of us don’t love to do it and could use a little help.  T...


The Art of The Ask

Why is it that the thought of asking for a promotion, raise, or something else we feel we deserve creates so much anxiety for many of us? With the changing nature of work and the rapid-fire pace of professional and personal cha...

The Art and Science of Self-Promotion

Have you ever uttered one of these phrases? “Oh, thanks, it’s not that difficult.” “It’s no problem. I had a lot of help.” “I don’t want to sound cocky.” “…” Also known as silence. The discussion on ...

Work Your Email to Make it Magical: Here’s How

Email is arguably the most amazing invention of the internet, but at the same time can inhibit productivity like nothing else in your professional career. Sure, you can communicate across an ocean in the snap of a finger, but y...


Inbox Management

There’s a lot of hype around the concept of “inbox zero,” a phrase that means you have a totally empty inbox. It’s not a new idea: you feel less stressed when you’re organized and confident that you’ve addressed all...

How to Tackle Your To-Do List In Today’s Frenzied Office

Why You Can’t Get Anything Done… Between meetings, conference calls, interruptions from managers looking for an update, and the 5th birthday celebration of the month – it’s a wonder we get anything done at t...

Thriving – Make This 1 Choice to Move Beyond Surviving

“I’m so stressed out!” When was the last time you said that? Last week? Today? Five minutes ago? I’m pretty sure that phrase makes it on the “Top 5 Things Americans Say” list. If not, it should be an honorary additi...


You Are Not the Center of the Universe: Be A Part of the Team!

  “That wasn’t in my job description.” “I didn’t make the mess; I shouldn’t have to clean it up.” “I’m tired of always having to be the one to pick up the slack–I...