How to Ask For What You Want and Get It

Asking for what you want is the necessary first step in getting what you want. That’s the way it works! If you don’t ask you don’t get – simple. Simple. Really? If it was so simple then why are less than 15% of C-level positions in corporate American occupied by women although they comprise 47% of the U.S. labor force? And women only own 1% of the world’s wealth. Are you not asking for or wanting higher level positions? Are you resisting leadership, decision-making and authority roles? Do you shy away from being in situations of power, wealth and influence?

The Top 5 Characteristics Of Being The Leader People Follow

Being the boss can be difficult at times. Making the tough decisions, giving people a second chance, being held accountable, taking responsibility, and being unpopular all go along with the territory. But what does it take to be the female leader in charge?

You may ask yourself daily if people will ever give you the benefit of the doubt, trust your instincts and let you lead. If so, then here are 5 characteristics that will help engage and connect with people you need to lead.

5 Resolutions To Help You Get Ahead At Work: Are You Ready To Commit?

Making well defined resolutions is the cornerstone in getting ahead. The quality and success of your resolutions depend on your willingness to stay committed to them.

How is a resolution related to getting ahead? A resolution is defined as a formal expression or intention to make a decision or arrive at a solution. When you make a resolution you are making a commitment to doing something that moves you forward.

Stuck In a Rut? Recognize and Change These 6 Business Potholes

Many people are finding themselves in the rut of old patterns of behavior that are causing barriers to their business success. These bad habits are hurting their bottom line, their business relationships and giving them a false sense of security.

Overall, people have so many wonderful characteristics. But sometimes these wonderful characteristics can become liabilities to their business.


The Top 5 Things You Need For Successful Negotiation

Women are learning the value of successful negotiation. However, men initiate negotiation four times more than women. Because of poor or nonexistent negotiation skills women leave approximately $2000 on the table when buying a car. Women are more pessimistic about the rewards of negotiation than men. These and similar statistics are reflective of a woman not knowing her worth and having low expectations of her capabilities. Men have learned to be confident in their negotiation skills, but there could be a thing or two left to learn.

The Corporate Ladder: Documenting the Journey

When it comes to climbing the corporate ladder, you not only need to be on top of your game but you also need to watch your back. As we all know, there are sour grapes in every bunch of people we work with. Some of these backstabbers try either overtly or covertly to sabotage you, especially if they see you constantly succeeding. And not all of them are your peers. They can be your bosses, too!

How Fit is Your Business?

Just like exercise is good for your body, so it is for your business. There are daily demands every business owner faces, and without a strong, solid foundation and good reserves on hand for those inevitable emergencies, you can find both you and your bottom line sidelined at the most inopportune times.


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