Friday, November 24, 2017

Black Enterprise: Conference Etiquette

Okay, we all go to a lot of conferences.  And we all know those nettlesome conference participants that ruin it for the rest of us that follow the unwritten code of etiquette.  Black Enterprise has a GREAT post that says what we wish we could.  I’ve run into THAT PERSON at every single conference I’ve […]

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Fake Sick If You Want To, But…

December 7, 2010 by  
Filed under professional development, work

This is not the economy to be trying to get over at the J-O-B.  I amazed at the number of people who play Russian Roulette with their jobs with social media and general carelessness Didn’t you get the memo?  Don’t give your boss an excuse to fire you.  Don’t give your adversary the nails to […]

Women You Should Know: Women of Color on Marie Claire’s Women on Top

As soon as I saw this article appear in my RSS feeder, I took a deep breath and hoped the list would represent the diversity of all women, including women of color.  Marie Claire did not disappoint me. Marie Claire’s Women on Top features 18 successful women who are changing the world.  I encourage you […]

Understanding A Prisoner’s Dilemma

September 23, 2010 by  
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Have you ever heard the phrase and not quite understand what it means?  I remember learning about it in a negotiations class on game theory.  Both concepts were resurrected after reading a post on the Freakonomics blog reflecting on a reality show in which two players were faced with a prisoner’s dilemma. In brief, game […]

Women Network, Still Not Getting Ahead

August 18, 2010 by  
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Interesting study released suggesting that as women we have friends at work, but not the networks needed to get ahead in the workplace.  The study, ‘With a Little Help From My Friends?’ Gender, Social Closure, and Network Support,” found that because women are typically in lower-status positions, they do not receive assistance that will help […]

BE to New Grads: Job Hunting Mistakes

July 7, 2010 by  
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Black Enterprise has a good list of five mistakes for new grads to avoid when job hunting.  As unemployment rates remain high and people compete for work, securing a job will be no easy task for the 1.65 million undergraduates expected to enter the workforce this year according to the United States Educational Department. The […]

Boost Your Resume Without Lying

Between Connecticut Democratic Senate candidate Dick Blumenthal lying about his service in Vietnam and recent news about Illinois Republican Senate candidate Mark Kirk acknowledging he didn’t receive some military award you’d wonder if you can believe anyone’s work history these days. We all want to put our best foot forward – especially when you’re on […]

Reasons 684 and 685 Not to Tweet/Blog/View Stuff at Work

Reason #684:  Inc. Magazine writes about the recent firing of an employee Tweeting on the job and how delete does not equal delete: A St. Louis-area nonprofit has fired a 37-year-old office worker – after discovering that in her own time, the woman blogs about her polyamorous escapades. The blogger – a single mother whose blog is […]

Translating Boss Talk

May 5, 2010 by  
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Kudos to Forbes Women’s Work in Progress blog.  They recently featured a blog posting by Colette Martin that helps you decode what your boss means when he/she says the strangest things. Our favorite: “You don’t want to do that,” or “Do you really want to do that?” This one is tricky – some great bosses […]

Zen Habits: Simplify Your Workday

April 28, 2010 by  
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Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” ~Lao Tzu Post written by Leo Babauta. Follow him on twitter or identica. One of the best things I did when I decided to simplify my […]

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