Early on in my career, I may not have seen my placement next to an octogenarian as having all that much benefit. Fortunately, I’ve grown; I now quietly accept the wisdom of those who’ve gone before me. In the business world, this is called mentoring. And you can find mentors in unlikely places.
Being successful in business often requires one to take risk. Without risk, decisions are not made, deals don’t get done, and business comes to a grinding halt. Are women risk averse and does that impact their ability to succeed in business?
If you still call yourself a girl and you’re over the age of 14, I’ve got news for you. Based on the average age of first menstruation in the US, you are technically no longer a girl. Why, in some work settings, does it continue to be acceptable and common to refer to groups of women as girls?
Dreading Monday mornings is a ridiculous way to spend one-seventh of your life, but that’s the weird habit millions of people have fallen into. How do you know when you’ve strayed away from your true path?
Telecommuting works. Trust your employees, give them measurable objectives and let them do their thing. Not every job is built in a way that can allow for telecommuting, however, far more jobs could thrive with a little more flexibility.
Bring your best self to work, including (especially!) your womanhood. If where you are right now requires you to fundamentally change the essence of who you are, it’s time to start planning an exit strategy.
Summer vacation is here and I toggle between happy nostalgia and the feeling of being pulled. I found that by typing up three concrete actions and publishing them on the Internet, I have been able to honor these commitments to myself. What works for you?