What is Your Career Blind Spot?

Have you seen NBC’s “Blindspot?” Blindspot is the new thriller about an amnesiac woman, found naked in Times Square with her body covered in tattoos. Thus, the journey begins to solve the mystery. The tattoos are clues to reveal what is hidden in the blind spot. This leads me to ask, what is your career blind spot? What is obvious in your career to everyone except for you? Demystifying your blind spot will help you get ahead and potentially enjoy a higher level of career satisfaction. We all have blind spots.Take a look at these three examples of common career blind spots....more

Back to School: Learning Never Ends

It’s Back to School time! The ads are running, and stacks of notebooks, folders and pens are popping up on endcaps everywhere. This time of year gets me really excited--I loved school, and I still love buying a fresh pack of pens. But Back to School is not about the pens, notebooks or new clothes; it’s about getting back to learning. ...more

Feeding Your Brain Feeds Your Career

I graduated from college back in the 1980’s. No need to do the math, I will admit that it was a while ago. But just because some time has passed since I walked across a stage, it doesn’t mean that my education finished way back then. Quite the contrary, I’ve been learning something every day since....more

Prepare For Change Or Pay The Consequences

One day Alice came to a fork in the road and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree.  “Which road do I take?” she asked.  “Where do you want to go?” was his response.  “I don’t know,” Alice answered.  “Then it doesn’t matter.”    -- Lewis Carroll...more

How To Expect To Win On The Job

Is Your Typical Answer to This Question Limiting Your Career? Here's 3 Creative Ways to Turn That Around

It's happened to every woman I know in the workplace. You're in the coffee queue, waiting for the elevator or on your way to a meeting when you're asked a simple question that you often dread:"How are things?""Not too bad," you respond.Awkward silence....more

To Thine Own Self be True

  To Thine Own Self be True   When William Shakespeare wrote these words in the 17th century, I doubt he understood the impact they would have on future generations – or perhaps he did. As one develops and aspires into a leadership role, she must be mindful of first, the power of her words and second, to remain as true to herself with the spoken word as possible.   ...more

May I do some crowdsourcing on women and their careers?

I am developing a program for young women and their careers. I am curious to know what are the biggest areas of concern for women 35 and under. What do you want to know about acheiving success on your career path? What is important to you? Why is it important to you? What skills do you want to learn? What road blocks are you running into?I am looking for feedback from women working for organizations as well as women who have left the corporate rat race to creat their own thing.Thanks so much for your comments.Barbara...more

Know Thyself

In previous blogs, I wrote about some of the key success strategies I found in my research on professional women.  Now, I'm going to start elaborating on each strategy to provide a better understanding of how to develop as a leader, not matter what level you are in an organization.  The first strategy of success as a professional woman is to know yourself. When I first started as a professional, and had the opportunity to speak with various managers and mentors, I wasn't yet clear about what I had to offer as a leader or even, what I wanted to do and that ca...more

51 Steps to Launching a Hot Blog

This is quite comprehensive, don't be overwhelmed, get empowered and head over to my blog Get In the Hot Spot if you want more help creating a hot blog of your own. Pick a topic....more

Hi Annabel
Great tips! The only one that I might add is be brave with your writing. That means ...more