Posts Tagged ‘ manager ’

You’ve Been Screwed at Work, Now What?

April 10, 2013
You’ve Been Screwed at Work, Now What?

……………………A few nights ago I had a great conversation over Skype with the Isenberg Women in Business Society at UMass Amherst’s Isenberg School of Management. They raised interesting questions, but one in particular reflected a universal dilemma all of us face one time or another. What do you do at work when you feel like…

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Beware of Idolizing Your Mentor

November 14, 2012
Beware of Idolizing Your Mentor

I ran on the treadmill this morning watching The Today Show and witnessed teenage fans of One Direction in tears. I don’t fully understand why girls cry when they see idols…are they happy to be in their presence? Or, are they sad they’ll never get closer to them? For whatever reason, these girls were deifying…

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Checklist for First Business Trips

June 6, 2012
Checklist for First Business Trips

My first business trip at my post-college job in NYC was to glamorous Los Angeles. The hotel, located next to a prestigious Hollywood theatre, was supposedly frequented by celebrities; I was excited. My boss had directed me to fly alone to LAX and join him at our meeting. Dressed in a suit that morning in…

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Fair Compensation Depends on Your Attitude

May 30, 2012
Fair Compensation Depends on Your Attitude

Last week I presented to a group of executive women and relayed a story about compensation. As a senior banker, I met with my manager to discuss year-end bonuses for the junior officers. My boss had divided the group’s allotted amount and ran the figures by me. One particular banker was slotted to receive more…

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How to Respond to an Unfair Boss

April 18, 2012
How to Respond to an Unfair Boss

Yesterday I spoke to a group of students at George Washington University about professionalism. GWU’s Career Development office selected the topic because recently-employed alumni were having difficulties adjusting to their new environments. They weren’t having trouble coping with the work expected of them, but with the nuances of workplace behavior. After my talk, one of…

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TechCrawl – College Students Sample Tech Careers in NYC

March 28, 2012
TechCrawl – College Students Sample Tech Careers in NYC

Last Friday, an enterprising 2008 Smith College alumna, Regina Chien, organized a group of 28 college students to visit a few technology companies in New York City, including Google’s NYC headquarters, and her office at Silicon Valley Bank. Regina hoped to give these students a peak at different career options as well as to educate…

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When to Say “No” to an Assignment

July 5, 2011
When to Say “No” to an Assignment

If you’re reading this article you are serious about your career. And if you’re serious about your career, you may already be among the top performers of your peer group at work. In that case, you may be given high quality work because your manager knows she can rely on you. Another by-product of a…

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What Makes a Great Manager?

June 22, 2011
What Makes a Great Manager?

Ever had a relationship go south? Somebody disappointed someone else and everyone suffered. Maybe it could have all been avoided if you each knew what the heck the other one wanted. It happens in the bedroom, on the playing field and in the office. Guys… we all have to talk! For an outwardly quiet man,…

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Maintaining Senior Relationships

April 12, 2011
Maintaining Senior Relationships

Through your early career, it will seem like everyone you work with will be senior to you. They will be. And damn it- sucking up to them is unfortunately part of your job description.  It would be so nice to scrunch up in your office chair, just you and your half-caf double latte, hold the foam. …

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Respond Quickly at the Office

January 19, 2011
Respond Quickly at the Office

Thurs. 3:15 pm, Kat’s text: “Meet at Casey’s after work Fri?” Thurs. 5:36 pm, Kat’s Questioning Mind: Why hasn’t he texted back? I sent the text two hours ago? Maybe he doesn’t want to meet me? Thurs. 10:24 pm, Kat’s Stressed Mind: Did he get the message? Maybe he lost his phone? Oh… why doesn’t…

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