Men Rise, Women Bounce

Men Rise, Women Bounce

Twenty years ago I worked with a group of impressive, ambitious, talented women on a high-profile project at a highly regarded network. It was among our first jobs, early in our careers. We were production assistants and support personnel. We cared about our work and...
How to Brag Better (Without Being a Braggart!)

How to Brag Better (Without Being a Braggart!)

How’s that toot of your horn? Is it appropriately loud and proud? Or a somewhat sad trombone? I wanted to write how to Brag Better! without sounding like I’m bragging about how good I am bragging. Because no one likes a braggart. But in actuality, I was...
The Power of Your Story

The Power of Your Story

What are the most powerful words in the English language?  According to the legendary Don Hewitt, creator and long-time producer of 60 Minutes, they are these four, in sequence: Tell Me a Story. For the record, Hewitt is also quoted as having said, “I plan to...
The Worst Advice I’ve Received

The Worst Advice I’ve Received

I’ve asked for and received a lot of advice over the course of my career. Some advice has been long-standing and helpful. Other advice purely comical. In my quest for better work/life balance, I’ve polled co-workers who manage career and family about their...