Tag: Career Advice

How the Best Bosses Interrupt Bias in the Workplace

Companies spend millions on antibias training each year. The goal is to create workforces that are more inclusive, and thereby more innovative and more effective. Studies show that well-managed diverse groups outperform homogeneous ones and are more committed, have higher collective intelligence, and are better at making decisions and solving problems. But research also shows that bias prevention programs rarely…

How to Change Your Career Path in College

It’s not an uncommon scenario: you have the skill set, resume, and collection of internships that make you perfect for one industry. Then, midway through college, one of your internships or other experiences makes you step back and say, “Wait—maybe I don’t actually want to do this.” Whether you came to the realization after an internship or after talking to…

Give Yourself Space to Think

Too much busyness keeps us from becoming who we might have become, had we given ourselves the space. This is a tricky reality for modern enterprises and the people tasked with strategic thinking within them. My area of specialty is collaborative business culture. I am a strategic advisor to senior executives at some of the world’s biggest companies, many of which…

How To Respond If A Potential Employer Asks You To Work For Free

It’s not unusual for employers to assess job candidates through video chats, phone calls, face-to-face interviews, written tests, and portfolio reviews. In recent months, there has also been an uptick in the number of companies asking candidates to complete assignments representative of the type of work they would be doing in the position under consideration. Candidates have mixed reviews of…

6 Strategies for Female Managers

Do men and women lead differently? Researchers have found that women tend to have a distinct leadership style that shapes how they run their teams. Specifically, these studies show that women tend to use what’s called the transformational leadership style. Transformational Leadership: Transformational leaders aim to enhance the motivation, morale and job performance of followers by working with teams to identify needed change, to…

7 Successful Women on the “Mistakes” That Changed Their Careers

Making mistakes is inevitable. From the little hiccups—like hitting “reply” instead of “forward”—to years-long regrets like spending too much time in a just-okay job, those missteps can seem like the end of the world. They rarely are, though; just ask these seven women. Now, they’re leading successful teams and able to look back and see that the journey wasn’t perfect…