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The Gift of a Good Mentor

October 18, 2019

The Gift of a Good Mentor

Brittany Leitner didn’t think she could make a career out of being a poet. Then a mentor taught her how.

What to Do When You Feel Like the Old Person at Work

October 11, 2019

What to Do When You Feel Like the Old Person at Work

Growing older is inevitable. Ageism doesn’t have to be.

Why Having a Peer Mentor Can Be the Best Move

October 04, 2019

Why Having a Peer Mentor Can Be the Best Move

By making introductions for each other, you and your peer mentor expand your mutual network, which can be vital in getting the inside track.

How 5 Busy Women Prevent The Sunday Scaries

September 27, 2019

How 5 Busy Women Prevent The Sunday Scaries

You deserve to enjoy the last few hours of your weekend.

Why Is It So Hard to Find a Good Mentor?

September 20, 2019

Why Is It So Hard to Find a Good Mentor?

I thought that because she was a woman, and my boss, she was also my mentor. Unfortunately, it doesn’t always work out that way.

The Art of Sucking At Something

September 13, 2019

The Art of Sucking At Something

It’s good to be bad at something you love.

How M.M. Customers REALLY Feel About Traveling For Work

September 06, 2019

How M.M. Customers REALLY Feel About Traveling For Work

Since we’re math people, we wanted to collect some real data on how women actually feel about work travel—so, we sent a survey.

Why and How You Should Join a Board

August 30, 2019

Why and How You Should Join a Board

Members of theBoardlist explain how to navigate considering and ultimately joining a board.

6 Types of Toxic Bosses and How To Spot Them in the Wild

August 23, 2019

6 Types of Toxic Bosses and How To Spot Them in the Wild

You might call this boss a sadist, liar, toddler, or tyrant—all variations on a theme that boils down to one highly noxious thing: toxic.

3 Generations Debate Talking Politics At Work

August 16, 2019

3 Generations Debate Talking Politics At Work

It seems like more and more people are talking politics all the time—including in the office and amongst their co-workers. But just because people are doing it, does that make it okay?

3 Women on the Power of Rebranding Themselves

August 09, 2019

3 Women on the Power of Rebranding Themselves

These women prove it’s never too late to change how others see you.

7 Mistakes We All Make In Meetings

August 02, 2019

7 Mistakes We All Make In Meetings

It’s all about where you sit and what you say.

6 Pieces of Unfiltered Work Advice Every Woman Needs To Hear

July 26, 2019

6 Pieces of Unfiltered Work Advice Every Woman Needs To Hear

Like: Can you succeed at work while avoiding any and all company parties?

3 Times You Should Get Career Counseling

July 19, 2019

3 Times You Should Get Career Counseling

Situations where expert help can make a huge difference.

Handling Grief at Work: Advice from Experts

July 12, 2019

Handling Grief at Work: Advice from Experts

We asked grief experts how best to manage the challenges of grieving on the job.

9 Improv Principles that Will Help You Manage Conflict at Work

July 05, 2019

9 Improv Principles that Will Help You Manage Conflict at Work

Advice from master improviser Shannan Scarselletta.

How to Resolve On-the-Job Conflict, Part 3

June 28, 2019

How to Resolve On-the-Job Conflict, Part 3

An HR executive shares her tips for navigating thorny situations at work.

How to Resolve On-the-Job Conflict, Part 2

June 21, 2019

How to Resolve On-the-Job Conflict, Part 2

Nobody knows how to resolve conflict better than a celebrity divorce attorney.

How to Resolve On-the-Job Conflict, Part 1

June 14, 2019

How to Resolve On-the-Job Conflict, Part 1

Take it from a pro who knows: LAPD Deputy Chief Regina Scott.

I Hired a Fake Male Assistant and My Income Doubled

June 07, 2019

I Hired a Fake Male Assistant and My Income Doubled

Blogger Kate Sloan ran an experiment to see if she could leverage sexism to her advantage—here’s what happened.

How to Recognize — and Survive — a Toxic Workplace

May 31, 2019

How to Recognize — and Survive — a Toxic Workplace

5 red flags to watch out for—and what to do when they strike.

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