Said Something You Shouldn’t Have? 4 Ways to Recover

July 11, 2013The Muse

Published on The Daily Muse: April 18, 2013 When you’re trying to impress someone, it always seems like a good idea to throw out a witty quip to win her over. But when it doesn’t come out quite the way you imagined (“That’s an, um, different idea!”), it can have quite the opposite effect. If you’ve ever been … Read More

5 Career Lessons I’ve Learned From Mad Men

July 11, 2013The Muse

Published on The Daily Muse: April 7, 2013 I love Mad Men for the same reasons we all do: The writing is incredible, the characters rule, and the evolution of the advertising field is scandalously intriguing. But beyond the drama, the show offers a unique glimpse into the process of navigating a career path and overcoming professional challenges. Despite … Read More

How to Change Your Name at the Office

July 11, 2013Huffington Post

Published on Huffington Post: Mar. 8, 2013 For as long as I can remember, everyone has called me Jessie. Jessie Bear, Messy Jessie, Jessie Poo—I’ve heard it all. It started as a family nickname, but it became embedded as my identity throughout grade school and stuck around like an annoying commercial jingle. And it never … Read More

How I Created the Job of My Dreams

July 11, 2013Yahoo! Shine

Published on Yahoo! Shine: Mar. 1, 2013 Imagine the ideal version of your current role—the same job, but tailored specifically to fit your interests and strengths. You’d keep the responsibilities you love, cut out the duties you dread, and add on a few projects that you’ve been dying to get your hands on. Sound too good to … Read More

Team Not Playing Nicely? 4 Ways to Deal With the Drama

July 11, 2013The Muse

Published on The Daily Muse: Nov. 18, 2012 We’ve all been there at some point—stuck on a project team that seems more like a scene from Mean Girls than a professional work environment. There’s the manager who won’t listen to anything that’s not part of his plan, or the colleague that seems to snap at everything you say, or—worst … Read More

4 Factors That Advance Your Career (That Have Nothing To Do With You)

July 11, 2013The Muse

Published on The Daily Muse: Sept. 11, 2012 You’re awesome at what you do. You’ve mastered the skills you need, gained some solid experience, and built an impressive portfolio. That’s what it takes to land you that promotion or next job, right? Well, yes, that’s part of it. But there are many more factors that contribute to … Read More

5 Tips for Training New Hires

July 11, 2013The Muse

Published on The Daily Muse: Aug. 5, 2012 Starting a new job is probably one of the biggest transitions we experience as adults. Yes, it’s exciting—but it’s always a little reminiscent of the first day of school: a blend of stress, nerves, and pressure to remember a whole bunch of new stuff. So, needless to … Read More

5 Team-Building Activities Your Employees Won’t Hate

July 11, 2013The Muse

Published on The Daily Muse: July 25, 2012 If you’re like me, the words “team builder” or “ice breaker” cause you to break out in a cold sweat. Sure, the intent behind these activities is usually good, but they often end up feeling forced and awkward—like something you participated in as an 11-year-old at summer … Read More

The Network You Didn’t Know You Had

July 11, 2013The Muse

Published on The Daily Muse: July 20, 2012 Whether you’re looking for professional guidance or just someone to bounce ideas off of, we all know how great it is to have people to turn to. But what if you don’t feel like you have the super-sized network you’d like to? Yes, quality over quantity certainly applies here, … Read More

4 Steps for Managing a Team During a Crisis

July 11, 2013Forbes

Published on Forbes: July 5, 2012 Working for a company that’s experiencing layoffs, a lawsuit, a merger, or any other kind of corporate crisis can feel a little like swimming in the ocean. It gets hard to keep track of exactly where you’re going, and sometimes, it’s challenging just to stay afloat. These situations get even more … Read More