Tag: work

ADHD: The Puppy In My Briefcase

I never did officially disclose it to HR. When I asked a coworker if I should, she answered, "Well, do you need any accommodations?" I answered honestly, "Just patience." This was a few years ago, and at the time, I was a super rookie. I didn't know if disclosing it to HR could help or hurt me career-wise.

I’d like to shout it out loud for once, but I can’t. So, I’ll write it out here, ” I have adhd!” It’s nothing to be ashamed of, right? Especially now that there’s all these movements toward eliminating stigmas against mental illness and disabilities, right? Nope. It’s not that simple. While I don’t feel like …

How to Argue to Win: 7 Tips for Effective Communication

Ironically, making a powerful argument has zero to do with power and everything to do with social and language skills. When engaged in a friendly debate, professional conflict or collaborative decision making process, there are seven important tactics to keep in mind.

One of the most necessary and powerful skills anyone can have is the ability to create a strong argument. The art of arguing is typically associated with lawyers and philosophers, however, it is in our normal daily lives that all of us can benefit from the power of conveying an argument well. (So, I know …

Why I Miss and Don’t Miss Waiting Tables

18 Reasons Why I Miss and Don't Miss Waiting Tables

If I am going to be completely honest with myself, and you, my reader, I should be able to admit that, sometimes, I miss waiting tables. It’s not that I long to return to the field (I did my eight years worth, from 17 to 25, and then a year just after grad school), it’s …

How To Plan a Professional & Flawless Event–10 Tips too!

I learned a valuable lesson I would not have learned otherwise: you can't rely on the venue that has invited you to already know what all your needs are. You have to ask for them upfront, and if they already know you need a music stand, or a bottle of water, or a video projector-- great! But it's better to be safe than sorry.

I was recently asked to read poetry at a new venue; I noticed some major glitches in the setup, for example, I was not formally introduced nor was I given a place to lay my reading materials. I was frustrated by these snafus of course, but I also learned a valuable lesson I would not have learned …

How to Be a B!tch: A Beginner’s Guide

Sometimes, there's only one solution to a mean situation...

Why would anybody ever want to learn how to be a “b”? You’re most likely asking. Or maybe you’re not asking this. Maybe you actually really would like to have some direction in this social arena– especially if you’re anything like me or the women in my family or the majority of my friends. Being …

The Discomfort Zone

8 Signs You're Addicted to Discomfort-- is pushing it to the limits always the best strategy?

“What if I have a lot of trouble getting out of my comfort zone?” a colleague once asked during a meeting about upping the use of technology at work. I almost laughed out loud. I thought, since when are we ever supposed to mix work with our comfort zones? And since when is that an …

10 Signs You Need a Break

Sometimes a break is all you need for a push

I’ll admit it. I eat lunch at my desk, in front of my computer, annoyed that one of my hands is not available for typing. What can I say? I wanna get work done when I’m at work. Seems and even feels logical enough. Right? Apparently, my logic is completely illogical. While eating lunch at …

Think You Know About Women?

We should all be able to access the free-spirit inside ourselves.

Let’s see how much you really know… Here’s a quiz I made for us to really get a hold on things. Also, there is a fascinating video as well as readings and sources below the quiz.[mlw_quizmaster quiz=1] Things are improving for women thanks to our mothers, grandmothers and great-grandmothers that really worked hard to ensure …

What NOT to Write in Professional Emails

Think before you click!Today, emailing has become a balancing act, especially in the work place. With competitive energy and emotions rising, it's important to know what's appropriate and inappropriate in email writing. Here's 10 "don't" to remember when you're writing your next professional email.

As a freshman in college, I’d come in from the pool, bikini still on, open my account my and poof! There would be an email from a crush back home, or a health article from my mom, a vibrant, goofy animated Thinking of You card, a just-writing-to-say-Hello note. I remember how fun emailing was. I …

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