The Secret Science of Linguistic Style: How Your Verbal Persona Is Shaping Your Success
We all know the basics of communication finesse: it’s not what you say, it’s how you say it. That’s something that people often miss when communicating normally. They just say what comes naturally, and think everyone else can understand what they mean because what they mean is obvious. Right?
Well, no, not quite. Not only do we communicate a lot with our tone, body language, over all presentation, there is also another layer to communication called Linguistic Style. I was floored by this article…
What You Should Do to Succeed as a New Manager
You go the Promotion, Congratulations!!
So, now what?
Many new first-time managers find that after putting in a lot of work and effort to be recognized for their potential, they face challenges once they step into their new role. You have more responsibility and people to manage. If you don’t have a great support system or guidance from upper management, or you have one or two difficult team members, you may feel overwhelmed or even have a touch of imposter syndrome.
The best way to comba…
Becoming A Manager: How to Get Promoted and Be Recognized for Your Potential
In a study by MIT Sloan associate professor Danielle Li she finds that female employees are less likely to be promoted than their male counterparts, despite outperforming them and being less likely to quit. The reason she believes causes this is performance rating systems that are biased against reading women’s potential. How can you ensure your potential is being properly measured and recognized in your company? Several ideas are below.
"People find it difficult to imagine women as leaders be…
What to do When You Don't Get the Promotion: Strategies for Moving Forward
You just got the news: you didn’t get the promotion. You’re disappointed. You’re upset. In fact, you’re pretty pissed off and even a bit humiliated. You put in the work and time but for one reason or another you didn’t get it. So, what now?
Go Through It
First, acknowledge the disappointment. You’re emotional response is valid so give yourself the proper time to deal with it. Eat the pint of ice cream. Watch the sappy comfort movie (mine is Blindside). Call your best friend and talk it out. …
The Power of Setting Boundaries That You Can Keep
Ever have someone say something to you that made an idea click beautifully into place in your mind? Something that really struck me and changed how I looked boundaries is that according to her research, Brene Brown found the one thing that the most compassionate people have were strong boundaries. The first time I heard that I was dumbstruck. Brene found that compassionate people all had strong, clear boundaries that they enforce with all the people in their lives.
Boundaries are not arbitrary …
6 Tips if You're Contemplating a Job Change
“Don't limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe you can achieve.” - Mary Kay Ash, Entrepreneur
There is a Mass Migration of Workers Seeking Meaningful Careers
Are you fed up with your current position and unsure of what is next for you? Are you burnt out and ready to lay down and give up? Join the club! People in the workforce are longing for a shift in career now more than ever. What is most surprisi…
Self Care is an Accelerant to Success
It’s February, the month of love - and what are you doing to love yourself? When we think of who to show our love to, we’re often at the bottom of the list. If you are like most of my clients, you have a long list of to-do’s for work, for family, for your partner. By the time you get to the end of your day there is just nothing left for you. So, you go to bed drained and get up the next day to do it all over again ad infinitum.
Being replenished and more fulfilled gives you the energy you need …
Why I Do What I Do
Melanie sat at her desk. How did she get here? She loved being a bench scientist. She so enjoyed solving problems with research. Her team liked her, and she liked them.
But since her last promotion she had a bigger team. She had no time for bench science anymore. Worst of all she had frequent interactions with Anthony the CEO. Dealing with him made her feel like a teenager filled with self-doubt.
She had a consistent goal since school to become a scientist, and never did she expect she would…
Why Women Don't Reach Higher
Withdrawing the application; how we doubt ourselves
At the Mass Conference for women a few years ago I had a conversation with Jane Steinmetz that completely validated my direction in my work. Jane is this amazing leader who is currently Managing Principal for Ernst and Young, one of the big four accounting firms. I was chatting with her about what I do, and what's important to me. I asked her, how did you get to your position? Very clearly, she answered, “it's a really funny story”.