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Shonda Rhimes: How to be the boss

Besides being a world-class writer, Shonda Rimes is one smart cookie. In the current issue of InStyle, she shares her top four leadership tips. “It took me a while to really understand that power is not power if you don’t embrace it,” she told the magazine. “If there’s nobody truly steering the ship, it’s a [read more]

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10 little ways to advance women

Happy New Year! I thought you might enjoy this article, which was posted originally over on my coaching website, AnnDaly.com. (If you didn’t know, I have loads of coaching advice for women over there: AnnDaly.com.) The new year isn’t only about improving ourselves. It’s about improving the world. (After all, remember, a rising tide lifts [read more]

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Leadership: why worry about being likeable?

As Hillary Clinton attempts to battle the notion that she is not a “likeable” presidential candidate (Donald Trump doesn’t seem to be bothered that he’s a turn-off), the “likability penalty” for women has come into high relief for all women. The result? Women are encouraged to consider how they can be more accommodating, more pleasing. [read more]

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The only woman in the room

It’s easy to forget that women are relative newcomers to the workplace and to elite professions. In Eileen Pollack’s new book, she recalls being “the only woman in the room” as a physics major at Yale in the mid-1970s. Here’s my review (published on Sunday in the Houston Chronicle) of her book, the painful story [read more]

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Gender bias, age, and the workplace

Mother-and-daughter¬† Joan C. Williams and Rachel Dempsey teamed up to write What Works for Women at Work: Four Patterns Working Women Need to Know. It’s a terrific book, based on the best and latest research and providing smart — and actionable — strategies. (This coach loves actionable strategies!) Williams is Distinguished Professor and Director of [read more]

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How to handle the double standard

At the top of my list of “The 10 Unwritten Rules That Could Sabotage Your Career” is the basic gender double standard: 1. Men get the benefit of the doubt. Men generally get hired on their promise and women on their demonstrated experience. Men are usually taken at their word, while women get challenged more, [read more]

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