"If I’m warm and funny, then I’m giggling and lack seriousness, but if I’m serious, then I’m stern and cold. What do I do here?”...
Kathryn Crawford Saxer
Kathryn Crawford Saxer coaches mid- to senior-level professionals on career management and development. Connect with her online at kathrynsaxer.com.
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Five considerations for picking a person to help you leap forward in your career.
You don't stress out about things you don't care about.
Overdelivering on every little (and big) thing at work is not energy efficient.
Not being in charge (for once) is a great source of self-care.
Make an agreement with your female colleagues to repeat — and amplify — their ideas.
When you're making a big decision, consider how other people have fared in similar situations.
Here's an alternative to the ol' weighted pro/con list.
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