The best thing about apologizing is that it forces everyone to let go of the past. In effect, you are saying; I can’t change the past. All I can say is I’m sorry for what I did wrong. I’m sorry it hurt you. There’s no excuse for it, and I will try to do better in the future. I would like your ideas on how I can improve.
Be the man. This one’s for all the women trying to be “good girls” for fear of what others will say. One of my favorite Taylor Swift songs she played Sunday night is “If I Were a Man.” The song is about how Swift’s life is judged compared to men in similar positions. It’s a song that many women can relate to.
As much as we’d like to believe that women are treated equally in the workplace, this is not the case. According to the Department of Labor, on average, women working full time, year-round, are paid 83.7% of what men are paid, although women have more years of education than men. Women are most certainly judged differently in the workplace and life. Men are considered assertive, while women are called aggressive. Men are promoted on potential, while women are promoted based on performance. Women fare better in some organizations than others. If you’re a woman and have to work twice as hard as your male colleagues, take action. Know your value and be prepared to take your show on the road if, like Swift, you’re sick of running as fast as you can. Wondering if you’d get there quicker if you were a man.
No woman starts out thinking, “When I grow up, I want to be a perfectionist,” yet here we are. So, this Mother’s Day, let me give you a gift. You have my permission to forget perfect. Good enough is good enough.
Are your employees so angry with management that they’re sharing their feelings with your customers. Before you deny a request for leadership development, think twice. This might be the best investment you make!
Hiring an executive coach can be a game-changer for your career or your organization’s success. How do I know this? Because early in my career, my company provided me with a coach.
A good executive coach can help you identify blind spots, develop leadership skills, and achieve your goals. However, not all executive coaches are created equal, and there are common mistakes to avoid when choosing an executive coach.
Finding the right talent is hard. Finding the right talent that will prosper and stay is even harder when you do it alone.
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