Articles in the Women Category
We live in a demanding and distracting world. Being productive can sometimes feel like an impossible feat. Here are a few ways to get more done without burning out:
1. Keep one to-do list. Include everything you want or need to do in one place. Writing it down helps get it off your mind and leaves you free to focus on the task at hand.
2. Do the most important thing first. Before you leave work in the evening, decide what one thing you need to accomplish the next day. Do it …
Business, Coaching, Leadership, Women »
All leaders are judged by their body language. If a female wants to be perceived as powerful, credible, and confident, she has to be aware of the nonverbal signals she’s sending. There are a number of behaviors I’ve seen women unknowingly employ that reduce their authority by denoting vulnerability or submission. Here are 10 body language mistakes that women leaders commonly make.
Business, Leadership, Women »
Your best employee has suddenly become unhappy and difficult. You don’t want to lose her/him, but the whole team is suffering. Find out what you can do to turn things around.
We want things to be perfect? Some of us cannot stand anything but perfection. Have you ever asked yourself what might be the cost of this approach to your career? We can never achieve perfection — any of us. Yet so many people keep trying to reach this elusive goal and they drive themselves crazy in the process. If you are one of them please read this short extract of an article by Penelope Trunk.
Career, Coaching, Featured, Leadership, Women »
We’ve all experienced times when things slowly fall into place and everything seems to be going well. What a fantastic feeling… finally we have everything working like clockwork or a well oiled machine. No problems, no complaints, squeaks or even little noises. This is every Smart Leader’s dream. Total serenity (an Australian joke related to the movie “The Castle”).
Suddenly though, someone wants to talk to you. You find yourself sitting in a glass conference room and listening to “constructive feedback”. You think to yourself… what happened to “serenity”? What went …
We all have been there… at times we wish for more privacy. This HBR advice is worth a read.
With offices becoming more physically and metaphorically open, the privacy of a room with a closed door can be difficult to find. More often, everyone from the CEO to the receptionist is visible to everyone else.
This level of exposure can encourage transparency but can also put you on display in fragile moments when you are stressed or upset. Next time you feel like you might lose your cool (and who hasn’t had …