Tidy Tips for Decoding Dress Code

Let’s just get this out of the way: Your mom may have told you that it’s what is inside that counts. But the hard truth is, people will judge you for what’s on the outside. So look as brilliant on the outside as you are on the inside! That said, especially when you’re...

It’s Not What You Know, But Who You Know…..But You Can’t Coast

It’s true that your contacts can open doors that you and your knowledge on an island cannot, but ultimately others can only get you so far. I was reminded of this when I caught wind that a protégé expected me to take her to the next level. That would be fine, except I...

How NOT to Ask a Favor

Of course, you would never be guilty of reaching out to a mentor or colleague for a lunch date, only to note that you’re only available X and X days out of the entire month. Or that you’ll be in the next suburb over (might as well be on the moon) and said individual...

Leaving Well: Three Musts For a Well-Heeled Departure

We’ve all seen “poor exits” – from our company or organization. But how about good ones? If none come to mind, that’s because we don’t hear so much about those. Why? Those “leaving the building” do so professionally, in silence, even though they may have be wronged....