Has anyone ever suggested you should assume best intent before reacting to others? Scenarios play out in your work environment leading you to ask yourself, “Did that really just happen?” “Who were they talking to ... because clearly, it was not me. I mean, how could they treat me like that?” When responding to circumstances, such as these, your recommended first step is … [Read more...]
When Leading Teams Today: How Close Is Too Close?
When you are new at leadership, it can be challenging to navigate leading teams today. As a freshly promoted leader, you ask yourself, "How close is too close?" It’s Friday afternoon. The countdown has started. There’s less than an hour until closing time. A few of your colleagues have mentioned going out after work. Wearing masks and socially distanced — of course — and you … [Read more...]
Using Your Unique Qualities
Post by Jane K. Stimmler, contributing Women on Business writer In a recent blog, I talked about a double standard for women on television. Even serious "business" reporters appear to need glamour with lots of hair and make-up, while the men are immune. So you can imagine my frustration when I came upon an article on Forbes.com called "Flirting Your Way to the Corner … [Read more...]