Are You Guilty of Micromanaging? (Or Is Your Manager?)

It’s an affliction that affects so many managers, and often they don’t even realize they’re doing it. See if you can spot yourself — or your manager — in any of these statements: Can I read that email before you send it? When will you have that report to me? Did you call the client, […]

5 Surprising Sources of Summer Work Stress — and How to Fix Them

When you think of summer — sun! Smoothies! vacation! Fridays off! — you may assume that work stress is packed away with your winter coat and gloves. But summer can bring its own workplace challenges. Here are five scenarios that can cause unexpected summer work stress and tips on how to handle them. You’re Not […]

5 Lessons Yoga Has Taught Me About Career Success

While yoga’s benefits are well documented, I was a bit resistant to try it — I didn’t start practicing regularly until I turned 40 a few years ago. I now enjoy the practice so much that yoga has become one of my essentials. Like most yogis and yoginis, I have seen its benefits to my […]

I Lived for My To-Do List, But Here’s Why I Ditched It

Is there anything more satisfying than checking things off of a to-do list? I didn’t used to think so. But I recently decided to kill my to-do list obsession—and here’s why you might want to ditch yours, too. A Love Affair with Lists I’m not sure anyone loves a to-do list more than I do. […]

How 5 “Old School” Industries Are Recruiting Millennials

It’s hard enough to attract and retain millennials to sexy tech companies, high-paying banking firms and other “hot” sectors. But what if you’re in a decidedly old school field or one that’s not top-of-mind for many job seekers? Here are some of the lessons these industries have learned that you can apply to your own […]

The Mistakes That are Killing Your First Impression

“You never get a second chance to make a good first impression.” It’s one of the most clichéd pieces of advice. That’s because it’s true — especially if you are job hunting. Research shows that recruiters typically only give your resume a six-second glance, and some people say the first seven seconds of meeting someone […]

WWEPD? How to Handle 5 Tricky Business Etiquette Situations

What would “EP” do? I’m referring to Emily Post, of course! While she’s a bit of a throwback, she remains the doyenne of etiquette, and I’ve been known to channel her (or at least Google her advice) for tricky business etiquette scenarios. Recently I took this business etiquette quiz  that touched on a few common situations. […]

More Career Advice Nobody Talks About: Everybody Bombs

Lately I’ve been watching a lot of documentaries – in March, it was  backup singers in 20 Feet from Stardom, and this month it’s stand-up comedians in Dying Laughing. (Please send me recommendations of what to stream next!) I love finding career advice in movies, and this doc did not disappoint. The documentary features a […]

Millennial Boss Talk: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

When it comes to Becoming the Boss, I know far from everything, but I did write the book. While I love to share my own #Boss Story, as you know I am not a millennial myself. So, this week I wanted to share a few great stories I’ve recently read from millennial bosses. There’s something […]

The Most Important Career Advice Nobody Talks About

Have you seen the documentary 20 Feet from Stardom? I recently watched it (a little late, I know), and I was struck by several insights applicable to success in any industry. (Pro tip: You can “rent” it from Amazon for just 99 cents!) The movie won the 2014 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, and […]