Do you sell yourself short? Why are women taught to be humble and modest? In How Women Rise, Sally Helgesen and Marshall Goldsmith explain that women tend to sell themselves short. This is because society praises modest women while viewing ambitious women as arrogant or brash. Stop selling yourself short with the below solutions.
Why are professional relationships important? How do you build connections to improve business? In Thou Shall Prosper, Daniel Lapin advises recognizing that other people can be invaluable resources in your business pursuits. He notes that traditional Jewish beliefs can help you develop successful business relationships. Let’s look at how to build professional relationships, according to Lapin.
Why do women over-accommodate? What are the solutions to over-accommodation? In How Women Rise, Sally Helgesen and Marshall Goldsmith explain that women’s desire to constantly please others often causes them to be over-accommodating. They may downplay their emotions in an attempt to seem “professional” and not overwhelm men, but this causes them to lack authenticity. Continue reading to learn more about over-accommodation in women.
What are the benefits of female networking? How can women build a business network? How Women Rise by Sally Helgesen and Marshall Goldsmith explains that women tend to excel at building social networks but may struggle to make effective use of them. This is because using contacts to advance their careers and asking others for help makes women feel manipulative and selfish. Continue reading to learn why women need to take advantage of networking, and how they can make connections.
What are the important characteristics of a leader? How do your leadership skills determine your success? The most successful people are those who lead others. For instance, the CEO of a company is surely considered more successful than an entry-level employee. If you want to take your business to the next level, embrace these important characteristics of a leader.
How does perfectionism in women develop? What are the downsides of trying to be perfect? In How Women Rise, Sally Helgesen and Marshall Goldsmith explain that women tend to strive for perfection because success boosts their confidence and society views failure as disgraceful. Further, they feel they need to go above and beyond to be seen as successful. Let’s take a deeper look at how women handle unrealistic expectations by trying to be flawless.
Have you followed a traditional career path? Would you like to exercise more freedom in work and life? Paul Millerd abandoned a conventional career and became a freelancer. In his book The Pathless Path: Imagining a New Story for Work and Life, he shows others how to do the same. He relates the history of the cultural emphasis on work, shares his own story, and provides advice for switching to freelancing. Continue reading for an overview of this book that could inspire you to take a new path.
How do women deal with unrealistic expectations? How do these unrealistic expectations develop? In pursuit of perfection, women tend to develop unrealistically high expectations for themselves. According to How Women Rise by Sally Helgesen and Marshall Goldsmith, these impede their progress in numerous ways. Let’s look at how unrealistic expectations of women cause negative consequences.
Is the freelancing life for you? What can you learn from others who’ve made the switch? Like most people, Paul Millerd was taught to place conventional, full-time work at the center of his life—but it made him miserable. Now, he’s a freelance blogger, consultant, career coach, and online course creator—and he’s much more satisfied with his life. Keep reading to get informed and inspired by Millerd’s story.
Why are some women ill-equipped for the future? How can they plan for the future? In How Women Rise, Sally Helgesen and Marshall Goldsmith explain the women’s tendency to focus so much on the present that they neglect to plan for the future. Thankfully, they have a few solutions to help combat this tendency. Discover how to plan for the future, one step at a time.