"Know this: your success will depend directly on the success of your staff. No one gets there alone. No one." ~ Bonnie Low-Kramen, Staff Matters As a 40-year veteran of the U.S. corporate workplace that spanned four industries (broadcasting, publishing, public relations and financial services), and was employed by Fortune 500 companies and mid-size businesses, … Continue reading DO YOU THINK YOUR “STAFF MATTERS”?
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“Phubbing” Can Lead to “Phlubbing”
One look at an email can rob you of 15 minutes of focus. One call on your cell phone, one tweet, one instant message can destroy your schedule, forcing you to move meetings, or blow off really important things, like love, and friendship. ~ Jacqueline Leo A newish word has crept into our social media … Continue reading “Phubbing” Can Lead to “Phlubbing”
That Pain In The Neck Might Not Be Your Boss
"Pain is such an uncomfortable feeling that even a tiny amount of it is enough to ruin every enjoyment." ~ Will Rogers Is your boss the cause of that chronic pain in your neck? Or is that pain -- or the pain in your back, butt, shoulders, hips, hands, feet, knees or joints -- stemming from … Continue reading That Pain In The Neck Might Not Be Your Boss
Women’s History Month: Thank you, Billie Jean King
"Without Billie Jean King I don't know if any of us female athletes would be here." ~ Serena Williams Today is International Women's Day, and in the United States March is Women's History Month. Each year during this month, the National Women's History Project (NWHP) honors women in history with a theme, and this year it's … Continue reading Women’s History Month: Thank you, Billie Jean King
The Power Suit – It’s Still A Thing
"Fashions fade, style is eternal." —Yves Saint Laurent With the trend toward dressing down at work continuing, it is important for women to remember that the power suit is still a thing. The Suit - The Great Equalizer The struggle for equality in the workplace is ongoing; but to make progress in all fields women … Continue reading The Power Suit – It’s Still A Thing
Will Corporate America Please Stand Up?
"You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today." ~ Abraham Lincoln With the voices of women echoing from the ranks of the entertainment industry and the chambers of Congress about the evils of sexual harassment, the jaw-dropping numbers of powerful men toppling from their pedestals and promises of severe consequences to perpetrators … Continue reading Will Corporate America Please Stand Up?
The Importance Of Building Relationships
“You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.” ~ Dale Carnegie, Author of How to Win Friends and Influence People There's an old saying that there's safety in numbers. Well, there's also success in numbers. Various … Continue reading The Importance Of Building Relationships
The Casting Couch and What To Do About It (Finally)
“The casting couch? There's only one of us
who ever made it to stardom without it,
and that was Bette Davis.”
~ Attributed to Claudette Colbert in 1935
"I'll never be that girl."
~ Rosanna Arquette
The New York Times, October 10, 2017
Another powerful businessman in the entertainment industry has toppled from his pedestal in disgrace over accusations of sexual misconduct from a plethora of women in the entertainment industry, some very well known and powerful in their own rights. Harvey Weinstein joins the parade of entertainment moguls who have been accused of long-term sexual harassment of and/or assaults on women. Former Fox News titans Bill O'Reilly and the now-deceased Roger Ailes lost their high-flying jobs earlier this year over similar charges, and were followed out the door by Fox Co-President Bill Shine, who it was felt did not do enough to stop the harassment. We've also watched the long-playing saga of Bill Cosby being accused of and prosecuted for sexual harassment and assault; his trial ended in a mistrial but apparently another one has been scheduled to begin next spring. And now The New York Times reports that two more highly-placed men are facing sexual misconduct allegations; one is an Oscar-nominated screenwriter.
Rookie Errors: The Job Search
Rookie Error: a mistake made due to inexperience ~ macmillandictionary.com Recently House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called out President Trump for committing "a rookie’s error” in his attempt to repeal the Affordable Healthcare Act on the seventh anniversary of its being signed into law. And former Prime Minister of Australia Julia Gillard said of her campaign tactics several … Continue reading Rookie Errors: The Job Search
What Are Leadership Skills? And What Is a “Leader”?
"In 1938... the year's #1 newsmaker was not FDR, Hitler, or Mussolini. Nor was it Lou Gehrig or Clark Gable. The subject of the most newspaper column inches in 1938 wasn't even a person. It was an undersized, crooked-legged racehorse named Seabiscuit." ~ Laura Hillenbrand, Seabiscuit: An American Legend For some the term, "leadership" raises anxiety and for others it … Continue reading What Are Leadership Skills? And What Is a “Leader”?