Taming the Tiger Boss

Via Harvard Business Review by Teresa Norto Christine was a smart and driven Chinese senior executive, a self-declared perfectionist, she set the bar as high for those around her as she did for herself. It was, of course, a recipe for frustration, as this complaint about a subordinate clearly showed: “If I’m willing to put

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The New Era of the Six-Figure Woman

By Tanya, Wall Street Services Reporter The bestselling book Secrets of Six-Figure Women: Surprising Strategies To Up Your Earnings and Change Your Life says that it is state of mind that determines our level of professional and financial achievement. That means that simply having “chutzpah” is the key tool to becoming a Successful High Earner.

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For the Working Mommies of Wall Street

By Tanya (Wall Street Services Reporter) The Wall Street Journal recently published an article “’Mommy Track’ Without Shame,” to argue that not all professional women are alike when it comes to choosing between family and career, or a blend of both — and a woman shouldn’t be punished for choosing one over the other. It

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Perception Is Reality, Except When It Isn’t

I saw this article Op-Ed piece in the New York Times about employment reviews and I thought that I would share my reactions as they were quite strong.  The author contends that employment reviews are ineffective because they are primarily subjective, do not measure effectiveness, but  instead measure whether or not a manager is comfortable with

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Stock Doc Prescribes “Bullish Thinking”

Dr. Alden Cass, President of Competitive Streak Consulting, is better-known as the Stock Doc. As the go-to clinical psychologist for Wall Streeters, he specializes in working with corporate executives and financial industry professionals in balancing their professional and personal lives.

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The Hidden Power of Nonverbal Intelligence: Tips from an Ex-FBI Agent

By Tanya, Wall Street Services Reporter Now that the winter storms are over, and unemployment finally dropped below that 9% level, prospects for jobhunters may be slightly improving. While external forces are finally leaning towards favorable, now would be an ideal time to check the internal constructs of your workplace behavior that can make or

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Social Networking for Wall Streeters

By Tanya, Wall Street Services Reporter As universities and colleges across the country approach their graduation dates, and the harsh winter comes to an end for New York, job seekers of all ages should rethink their social networking strategy. Networking has always been important, but as the industry slowly improves, applicants should use it as

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Getting the Most Out of Your Consultants

Last post I wrote about why to hire consultants and I wanted to take some time to discuss how to get the most out of hired consultants.  It is important to recognize that consultants are a different breed – they are working in your team yet they are not part of it.  As a result,

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A Labor of Love

For those of you who are just tolerating or downright dislike your job, I have a challenge for you. Identify one thing you like about your job, and spend some time each day being grateful for that.

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The Necessity of Excellence

Sorry for the long gap in posts – I have had a lot of travel lately which has left little time for writing… But I am back now. Last Post I spoke about my beloved friend Melba, the Subway Token Booth Clerk, and how she gets satisfaction and brings it to others by being excellent

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