Working with an interesting new company – Myallies

Photo from Wikihow: Get a Man to Ask for Directions Currently located at (I know, I know) the company will shortly relocate to The problem we solve is that women don’t like to ask for help. Numerous studies show that by not asking for help, women disadvantage themselves in their careers and in […]

Truth or lie?  Negotiating 101

Harvard Business School professor Michael Wheeler offers some smart strategies for negotiating the best deals possible. Most importantly, by observing your opponent carefully you can often gain the upper hand, so you must “listen with all your senses.” This includes keeping an eye out for “micro-expressions”—those fleeting, involuntary facial movements that indicate what your counterpart […]

Building blocks of organizational success

Employees don’t function in a vacuum, responding solely to their own agendas. Rather, they act on a broad range of conditions within the company—what they see and understand and how they’re rewarded (financially and otherwise); objectives, incentives and career alternatives; and what they’re encouraged to care about. Strategists and organizational experts from Booz Allen Hamilton […]

Sharing 101

In an era when businesses put a high price on knowledge, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that some workers are “knowledge-hoarders”—steadfastly resisting all efforts to cooperate in enterprise-wide knowledge management programs. The reaction is predictable, considering the past several years’ repeated rounds of layoffs, which have prompted workers to hoard information, take individual credit […]

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