| Moving Up the Ladder - Losing to Win
by Jon Summers and Tim Muma - May, 2014
There appears to be a move toward believing we can't truly win in our professional lives without losing something, in some way, shape or form. Jon Summers, President of DriSteem, tries to give Tim Muma and everyone else a better understanding of how this works, whether you recognize it or not. He details the potential reality of this belief, and that it's not inherently good or bad. Moving Up the Ladder gives employees and...
| Moving Up the Ladder - Alternative to Work-Life Balance
by Renee Warren and Tim Muma - May, 2014
It's common to hear clamoring for work-life balance when it comes to managing one's career and personal obligations, but many wonder if it can truly exist in today's day and age. Renee Warren, Co-Founder and CEO of OnBoardly, also sees work-life balance as a myth of sorts and something that should be dropped as an ideal. Renee offers up some alternative suggestions to Tim Muma to help people effectively handle the busy and com...
| Moving Up the Ladder - Confidence Killers at Work
by Michelle Kerrigan and Cady Chesney - May, 2014
Confidence in yourself and your skills and abilities can have an impact on your quality of work and overall happiness. When your confidence takes a hit, so can the quality of your work and your happiness. Michelle Kerrigan joins the show to discuss what those confidence killers are and what you can do to overcome them. Moving Up the Ladder gives employees and employers fresh perspectives on the concept of career advancement...
| Management Decisions - Requiring Paid Sick Leave
by Vicki Shabo and Tim Muma - Feb, 2014
A handful of states are passing laws requiring employers to offer paid sick leave for employees. It's been a hotly debated topic in recent years with a number of factors playing a role. Vicki Shabo is the Vice President of the National Partnership for Women and Families and she tells Tim Muma why employees need to be given the benefit of paid time off for illnesss. She also explains the positive results for employers that come...
A Letter to My 20-Year-Old Careerist Self About What Really Matters
by Karen Vitale - Mar, 2013
It’s a classic Catch-22—with a careerist twist. When facing big decisions early in your career, you don’t have tons of real-world experience to draw upon. And by the time you’ve actually racked up a decent supply of workplace wisdom, you may feel like you no longer need career advice. If only career tracks came with fast-forward and rewind buttons. (Or a blue police call box, for those who like to time travel in style.) Wh...
How to Walk Into Your Boss’s Office With Confidence and Walk Out With a Raise
by Katie Slater - Mar, 2013
It’s the holy grail of negotiating for yourself at work—walking into your boss’s office and knowing you will come out with a raise. It is actually possible. And no, there isn’t a magic phrase or action. It takes more than minimal effort. But putting in the time to understand what it takes, and then doing it, will get you that raise. Understand your workplace’s financial dynamics Long before you walk into tha...
How Your Parents Could Cost You a Promotion
by Ben Drake - Feb, 2013
Did your parents ever tell you that if you work real hard and keep your head down, the rest will take care of itself? As far as career advice goes, that’s B.S. You’ve been at your job for a little while now. You love the company; you enjoy your job. You’ve worked really hard, mastered your current post, and exceeded all expectations…Yet you are still overworked and underpaid, your boss thinks Jimmy in the cubicle next-...
5 Hidden Effects of Stress
by Alexandra Levit - Oct, 2012
Stress, a response that has evolved in humans over hundreds of thousands of years, is something we working professionals tend to take for granted. We have to wake up in the morning – every morning – commute to an office, accomplish any number of tasks while proving our overall value to the organization, contend with a multitude of factors that are beyond our control, and arrive home in time to eek out some semblance of a pers...
Networking Choices that Change You
by John E. Kobara - Aug, 2012
What you choose changes you. We are confronted with many choices everyday. We select when to get up, what we wear, eat, and what we do. We decide what our priorities are, what needs to be done and who are our friends will be. While we can sometimes feel that life happens to us, we choose many of the details. Possibly the most important thing we do is decide where our attention is placed. What we listen to, look at, and und...
Career Coach: Advice for blushers and job hunters
by Dr. Joyce E. A. Russell - May, 2012
Managing a difficult co-worker Q:I have a co-worker in another office who often scolds me via e-mail and adds additional names to the “cc:” line. It is not as embarrassing as it is annoying. How do I approach her tactfully to put an end to this? A: E-mail is often used inappropriately. It is definitely not the best forum for delivering bad or uncomfortable news. The e-mails often escalate back and forth and then the issu...
How to Answer Questions About Underperforming Co-workers
by Bonnie Lowe - Apr, 2012
A new subscriber recently asked me how to respond to this type of interview question: "What would you do if a colleague was not pulling his weight?" Note: since the question is worded with "colleague" and not "employee" or "subordinate," I'm going to answer this as it would apply to a NONSUPERVISORY position. There are generally two management styles that determine how employers want their people to handle such situati...
Would You Marry Someone Who Was Unemployed?
by Barbara Safani - Jun, 2011
According to a recent survey conducted by YourTango and ForbesWomen, 75 percent of women surveyed said they would not marry someone without a job and 65 percent said they wouldn’t get married if they were the one who was unemployed. But 91 percent of single women said they would marry for love over money. Huh? Some of the other survey stats intrigued me as well including: • 55 percent of women would give up their careers t...
Should You Tell Your Boss You Are Pregnant?
by Alexandra Levit - Jun, 2011
I recently had my second child, and so lately I’ve been a bit more active on birth boards, or online discussion forums related to pregnancy, childbirth, and child rearing. One question that pops up all the time on these boards is: “should I tell my boss I am pregnant, and if so, when?” I’m not going to beat around the bush on this one. Although we’re lucky to have the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, which states that emplo...
Ladies, Still Underpaid and Overlooked? Start “Knowing Your Value” with Mika Brzezinski
by Dawn Lennon - Jun, 2011
Women have seemingly limitless career opportunities. If we’re smart enough, tough enough, and driven enough, we can get where we want to go. But will we get paid for our value? Women have different career obstacles to overcome, in most cases, then men. The most challenging is often ourselves. Mika Brzezinski unplugged Her new book, Knowing Your Value: Women, Money, and Getting What You’re Worth, is an amazingly ope...
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