Posts in Tools and Tips
Here’s To Brevity: 6 Tips For An Effective Intro Speech

You don’t want to be that person. The one who goes on and on and on when they have the mic. At a recent wedding, the best man went on and on and on for 25 minutes in his toast to the couple, and it was all about himself. At work, a conference, awards ceremony, meeting or networking event, you may be called upon to give an introduction of someone.

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Keep it Short: 7 Keys To Maximize Your Remote Meetings As a Leader

It can’t be just about the food anymore. For generations the promise of a great breakfast or lunch served in the conference room could improve the attendance and enthusiasm for a mandatory meeting in the office. But the growth of remote work calls for the likelihood of virtual meetings for many—if not most—of scheduled meetings.

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Step Up: 6 Ways To Offer Support For A Colleague’s Fail

In addition to our own professional setbacks, we have all had close friends and colleagues who have failed to get the job, promotion, plum assignment or key client they were counting on getting. Other than a superficial, “Gee, that’s too bad,” how can we best be allies and “success partners” for other women leaders who need the support and encouragement to try again?

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Shaving for Success: Women, Work, and How to Dance on the Two-Edged Sword of Likeability

I remember when I was eleven years old and begged my mother to let me start shaving my legs. That, I thought, would be a true symbol that I was becoming a woman. Fast forward to this article by law professor Joan C. Williams in the August 16, 2019, New York Times opinion section entitled “How Women Can Escape the Likeability Trap.”

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Experiencing Age Discrimination? Feeling Invisible? Try These Solutions.

Issue 103 — August 5, 2019 My friend Dede Thompson Bartlett is a very accomplished woman. Former Vice President of Corporate Affairs Programs for Altria and Corporate Secretary of Mobil Corporation and President of Mobil Foundation at a time when few women reached those heights, Dede has a powerful presence, as though she could walk into a corporate boardroom anywhere and go right to the head of the table.

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What To Wear: Office Temps, Dress Codes, What’s Just Right?

Who knows what business casual is anyway. And when the temps outside rise, it seems the temps inside turn frigid—thanks to air conditioning—making your wardrobe needs split between getting to and from work, and staying at work.

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