Mon, September 26th, 2011 - 4:21 am - By Gordon Basichis
The Huffington Post recently published a tip sheet regarding the workplace skills women can learn from men. The article was written by Meghan Neal and it is a nicely done. Neal lists key elements that apply to ambitious women hoping to advance their careers.
She points out esteem issues, concerns about visibility and, to me, most importantly, the ability to not apologize for who you are and to not get overly emotional. As they say in the Godfather movie, and in every B Gangster movie in its aftermath, “it’s just business.”
I particularly like this quote from the article…”
Work As Hard At Networking As You Do On Work
Remember the male interns who ask the partners to lunch? Think of the squash, tennis, and golf games some male executives schedule into their days. Dr. Lois Frankel, psychologist and author of “Nice Girls Don’t Get The Corner Office” writes that women should stop working so hard and take some time for in-office relationship building. She recommends getting up from your desk at least twice a day to have a personal conversation with someone else in the office, or taking a long lunch to network (without guilt). This links back to being visible. Don’t wait for the work to put you in the spotlight — put yourself there.”
Here is the link to the entire article…Huffington Post