Self-Evaluations: Men Self-Promote; Women Don’t! (Part 2 - Setting Goals)

May 23, 2013

Last week I covered Part 1 of how in general women don’t make the most of the self-evaluation process, how this hurts us, and what we need to start doing differently. Women under-sell themselves and don’t take credit where credit is due to them. This isn’t a problem if all you want is to continue to be a valued part of the team. But it is a big problem if you want to be perceived as a leader and if you are gunning for that next major leadership opportunity. We looked at some great pointers about how to make the […]

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Self-Evaluations: Men Self-Promote; Women Don’t! (Part 1)

May 17, 2013

On Wednesday night I had the distinct pleasure of attending an event held by the Women’s Leadership and Mentoring Alliance ( and ( One of the presenters was Andrea Kramer, a highly regarded lawyer and Partner at McDermott Will & Emery LLP, a huge advocate of helping women to be more successful, and an amazing lady all round. As part of her presentation on differences in gender communication styles, she covered what I regard to be an extremely important topic: writing your self-evaluation, and how these differ strongly as written by men and as written by women. Having written many of […]

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Go Rachel!

May 7, 2013

A short while ago I received the best gift. I was talking with a team member from a prior client of mine with whom I forged a friendship over the two and half years I worked on a major project with them – Rachel. I had already been working with the client team for a few months when Rachel joined their organization as an employee – the team’s Executive Administrative Assistant. We were catching up on each other’s news, and she shared with me that she had just been offered a new position on the team in one of their […]

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In the beginning…(AKA “Why I started this blog and what you’ll get out of it.”)

April 26, 2013

In the beginning…I was going through my own critical decision-making related to my career at one of the world’s largest consulting firms. I was at the cross-roads of deciding whether to complete the final stage of the path towards partnership or to break away and pursue all the other career aspirations I knew I was capable of but had somehow lost sight of along the way. I decided to be brave and walk. In the beginning… there was a notebook. As I took that first step to identify why and how I needed to take back charge of my career and […]

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