Author Archives: Priscilla Douglas

Should I go along to get along?

Q:  I attended a client event with my boss and was taken aback by the over-the-top antics.  I thought—is this really happening? When we returned, my boss said, “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.”  I thought—Vegas, no! The Godfather … Continue reading

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Stop working under the radar

Let’s look at the temptation to overachieve. Many people believe that they have to work twice as hard as anyone else in order to be recognized and promoted over members of the dominant group. There can even be an “I’ll  … Continue reading

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Stuck due to training cutbacks

Q:   I am stuck.  Due to cutbacks, corporate sponsored training has gone out the window.  Now what? A:  It’s great if your company offers training—believe me, I am envious of the classroom courses that I see offered at GOOGLE HQ.  … Continue reading

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Move laterally to move up?

Q: If I accept the lateral move, my colleagues will see it as a step back not a step forward.  Am I making a mistake? A:  You are only making a mistake if the offer is not moving you toward … Continue reading

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Remembering a quiet hero: Keith Phinney

Today is a day to remember and to be thankful for the men and women who put their lives on the line to safeguard our country.   Returning from war zones to home these veterans return to their communities and resume their … Continue reading

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 Are you hiding something important about yourself?

If you didn’t grow up in the country club set where professional and personal lives are blurred, you may still be operating by the old adage of “I keep my business and personal lives separate.” This is a failed strategy that many women, … Continue reading

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Lost my motivation

Q:  I just graduated with honors, but now I feel that I won’t be able to replicate my success in the job market.  What happened to my motivation? A:    Congratulations!  Well done. You worked hard, applied yourself and achieved your … Continue reading

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Are you leveraging your relationship with your mentor?

Recognizing the value of positive relationships outside the chain of command, some firms have developed formal internal mentoring programs. These programs assign executives as mentors for high potential staff. Like arranged marriages, both parties must work to develop mutual trust and regard … Continue reading

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Every day counts

Q:  I begin my new job next week and wonder—are the first 100 days (or 90 days, depending on which books or pundits you read) really so important? A:  Don’t make the mistake of thinking that you have 90 days … Continue reading

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In limbo after re-org

Q:  After 18 years, I am out of a job following a reorganization. I wasn’t surprised by the reorg, but the timing caught me off guard. Now I am in limbo:  should I look inside or is it time to … Continue reading

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