Winning Edge

What is the Winning Edge to Ensure Career Success?

Regardless of your role, your attitude and willingness to work with others is worth 50% of your position. These two attributes contribute more to the perception of your co-workers, supervisors, and management than any other skill. They give you a winning edge for promotions and leadership opportunities. Attitude is prevalent in your every action. A positive, enthusiastic attitude encourages and …

#MeToo - Companies Must do Better

“Time’s Up” – How Companies Must Do Better Right Now

The #MeToo movement is changing dynamics in the workplace as the staggering scope of the problem has come to light. Companies need to reexamine their internal policies, encourage change in corporate culture, and address sexual assault, harassment, and discrimination claims more directly. In short, companies must do better. How can they do this? Here are key lessons to take from …

Legal Considerations for Starting Your Own Business

Legal Considerations for Starting Your Own Business

Starting a business can be overwhelming, but it can also be very rewarding — especially if you start out with very little capital. And it’s even more challenging when you’re a woman, considering how women-owned businesses are still considered a minority. Not to mention, the hurdles faced by women who have started a business are often different from those experienced by …

Is Your Skill-Set Actually Future-Proof?

Is Your Skillset Actually Future-Proof?

It has been a rough few months. The COVID-19 pandemic, the worst global health crisis since the 1918 Spanish Flu, has killed over half a million people and infected many, many more. Unfortunately, that’s not all. The epidemic has also devastated the business world and left thousands out of a job. The present and near future look bleak for many. …

How to Deflect the Doubled-Edged Sword as a Working Mom

How to Deflect the Doubled-Edged Sword as a Working Mom

As women make gains in the workplace, there remains a dreadful hypocrisy against being a working mom that women face almost every day. It’s a double-edged sword. On one side, we navigate the path to be successful female leaders. On the other side, we must prevent our peers and managers from forming the perceptions that we prioritize our children over …

Workload Depression

How to Deal with Workload Depression: Helpful Tips

What is workload depression? Workload depression is characterized by feelings of hopelessness and sadness; it causes life’s typical struggles to feel overwhelming by fundamentally changing your way of thinking toward the negative. People often feel physically weak, lose their ability to work and concentrate, and have difficulty eating and sleeping properly and carrying on living a healthy life. As indicated …

How 3 Practical Skills Unlock New Opportunities

How 3 Practical Skills Unlock New Opportunities

Every day we wonder, what’s coming next? What’s on the other side of the tremendous disruption from the Coronavirus pandemic? How will we navigate the new normal? What practical skills will help us do so? Working moms are unsung heroes. We support our families, friends, and co-workers while grappling with unknowns. We can never lose sight that we have the …

Grad School

To Grad or Not to Grad? Is Advanced Education Right for You?

Should you go to grad school? Pursuing your dream job is a journey of constant opportunities. Careers follow myriad paths, and you will have many forks in the road where you will have to choose which direction to go. One of these forks may be the decision of whether you should get/keep a job, or you pursue a graduate degree. …

Energized Presentation

Want to Be Remembered? The Key is Energized Presentation

People in business attend hundreds of presentations throughout their careers, so how are you going to make yours stand out? The key to making an impactful, memorable presentation is to be high-energy and engaging. An energized presentation starts with you: Your enthusiasm, passion, and inspirational vision will resonate with your audience. By infusing genuine energy throughout your presentation, you create …

Coordinating Time Zones

In the Zone: Coordinating Communication Around the World

Working with others is always full of its ups and downs. Coordinating different schedules and commitments can make it tricky to find a meeting time that works for everyone. But add in divergent time zones and you’re in for a real ride! As you deal with colleagues and partners around the globe, you’ll run into the issue of wildly disparate …

How to Exemplify Compelling Leadership Now

How to Exemplify Compelling Leadership Now

Compelling leadership is born out of our beliefs, behaviors, and actions. There are four core components I see as essential to be an effective leader: the ability to create a culture and environment which enables a team to thrive, conventionalizing the organization as a whole and in its parts, actively seeking alternate viewpoints and perspectives, and finally a robust power …

Office Romance Dating a Co-Worker

Office Romance: Is It Actually Worth It?

So many of our favorite TV shows include an office romance as a central point of interest. Sit-coms like The Office, Parks & Recreation, and Brooklyn 99 feature one or more intra-office pairings that are endearing, romantic, and entertaining, and the same goes for dramas like Grey’s Anatomy and Bones. With such a ubiquitous story arch in all of our …