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The Soft Chauvinism of Low Expectations

As a woman, when I do a good job with my work, I find there’s always an element of surprise from my boss and the department head—as if to say, “Wow, who knew you had in you?”

Can You Train Managers to Be Humble?

The answer lies in creating management and leadership training that encourages the asking of questions and the raising of new ideas, rather than the reflection of whatever the department or company head says.

Is Creativity Anathema to Your Office?

There are many questions to ask yourselves when thinking about how to foster creativity in your workplace. The first question is to decide if you truly want creative people, and then how much you are able and willing to accommodate their needs.

Will Harvey Weinstein Make It Harder to Champion Women?

Rather than helping women by bringing to light how easily harassment can occur, recent sexual harassment scandals may make male executives skittish about championing young women they believe in—especially if championing means a lot of one-on-one time.

Do Employees Need a Professional “Brand”?

In today’s social media-driven culture, many people carefully curate the images they post to their Facebook and Instagram accounts, and create professional Websites with professionally created personal logos. They think about and brand themselves with an amount of attention that in the old days would have been reserved for commodities like potato chips and clothing lines.

How Do You Express Anger to Employees?

A key to being respectful in expressing anger is doing so in a private setting with an employee, rather than in an open area where all of that person’s co-workers can overhear him or her getting dressed down.

Your Office May Be Like a Bus Depot

How can we use the many communication tools we have available in our offices to keep everyone in the loop about employee comings and goings, temporary employees, and visitors to the office?

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