Breaking Through the Double Standard on the Way to the Top

Breaking through the Double Standard on the Way to the Top

Since 1972, women’s share of professional jobs has increased 49% and their share of “managerial” jobs grew to 46%. Despite the movement of many women into managerial and professional jobs, they are still concentrated in administrative support, service and retail/personal service sales jobs. While women have made significant inroads in […]

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3 Strategies for Leaving Your Work at Work

The season of gift giving has come to an end swiftly, as it always does.  But before you throw out the wrapping paper and take down the decorations, I want to let you know that there is one thing you can still give to yourself and your family that may […]

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The Profound Effects of Gratitude in the Workplace

Over the holiday season we seem to focus more on showing gratitude for the things you have, the people in your lives, and for the experiences you’ve had thus far. But as I started to think about it, I wondered if we really follow through with gratitude in the workplace, or […]

Transitioning From Peer to Boss Successfully

Transitioning from Peer to Boss Successfully

Most people pursue growth and promotion in their work life. This should be rewarding and lead to a feeling of success and accomplishment. But it can be awkward when a promotion means you will now supervise your friends or the same people who used to be your peers. Your close […]

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The Better You Know Your Strengths, the More Successful You’ll Be

There’s a lot of talk these days about knowing your own strengths, but what does that really mean? And what exactly are strengths? Gallup, Inc., the performance-management consulting company, defines strengths as a combination of skills and knowledge developed through practice and multiplied by talent (the natural way a person […]

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The Real Reason People Change Jobs

There are a lot of reports and statistics about why people change jobs. Many cite more pay or a bigger salary. In the Bay Area, many people are looking to shorten their commute. But the #1 reason, and the reason that permeates all situations, is a person’s belief in the […]

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Millennials Are Getting a Bad Rap, Here’s Why

I often hear older people (baby boomers and Gen X) complaining about millennials (AKA Gen Y). “They don’t like to work.” “They’re entitled.” “They expect recognition before they’ve done anything.” While these are common thoughts, the comments show a lack of understanding and appreciation for the younger members of the […]

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What Kind of Leader Do You Want to Be?

Everyone is a Leader; What Kind of Leader Do You Want to Be? It sounds like a simple enough question, but most people answer by saying what they think others want to hear or what they think will sound good. As a Leadership Coach, part of my work is to […]