Work pick-me-up tip

Here’s a random dose of motivation (ademoiselle’s doses are irregular and unplanned) Compliment someone at work! Telling someone an unsolicited piece of positive feedback will brighten their day… and yours. Image: cedpost.com

Check These Four Things off your List Before You Email Anyone

I work with some people who get emails constantly.  They get so many emails that they need to spend their after-hours (their pre-9am and post-5pm) doing real work.  I can’t imagine how hard it would be to focus if that was me! There are a lot out of articles there that suggest people should only respond…

Will Facebook COO Sandberg’s ‘Lean-In Circle’ work? Ask Carrie Bradshaw

The reader comments below a recent New York Times article about Facebook’s extremely successful and pioneering COO businesswoman Sheryl Sandberg and her new book sound like the following: “Who has time for that?” and “This woman is as out of touch as her male counterparts”.   For Sheryl Sandberg, this response accompanies her latest accomplishment, a…

How joining my office’s ‘social committee’ helped my career

Ad agencies have had a rep for being workplaces filled with booze, frivolity, and playtime, falling back on that comforting mentality of it being ‘just advertising’. Over the 2+ years I’ve been at my agency, this mentality always seemed more like an urban, mad men myth.  With a strong focus on our work and considerable…

A Message to CEOs about Twitter

You may be the first one in your professional circle to do it and if you do take that step, kudos.  Betty White and the Pope are on Twitter, and they are bosses in their own right. CEOs: you should be on social media, too. Recent stats reveal that most CEOs of Fortune 500 companies are…