​5 steps to close the ‘back-to-work-after-kids’ gap

​5 steps to close the ‘back-to-work-after-kids’ gap

Juggling the responsibilities of a job and of a family is challenging enough. But an unexpected and additional challenge can come when it’s time to go back to work after taking time off to raise children. Carolyn Thompson, managing principal at the Merito Group, works...
7 ways to kill your career

7 ways to kill your career

There are a lot of reasons why people lose their jobs. The most obvious: absenteeism, poor performance, lying, stealing, and harassment. But what about those hidden reasons? What about reasons that can blindside you at every level of your career while you’re showing...
How to answer the most common job interview question

How to answer the most common job interview question

Question: How do I answer this interview question: “Tell me about yourself”? I struggle with that. How to answer the most common job interview question. #job interviewClick To Tweet Advice from Dana: I think you are in good company. Most people approach...
Straight A’s don’t exist in work-life balance

Straight A’s don’t exist in work-life balance

Today’s workplace — and workforce — emphasizes work-life balance. Company perks like extended parental leave, quarterly off-sites, and paid time off are top priorities for employers and employees alike. Yet living a balanced lifestyle is no simple task. Men and women...
How mentors and sponsors help women succeed in business

How mentors and sponsors help women succeed in business

Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), says that “if women were employed at the same rate as men, GDP would increase by 5 percent in the United States, by 9 percent in Japan, and by 27 percent in India.” I spoke with Martine...
7 ways MBA programs have changed recently

7 ways MBA programs have changed recently

You worked hard to earn your MBA, maybe even got it from one of the very top schools. So you are familiar with how they work. Even if your diploma is only 10 years old, a lot has changed since you walked across that graduation stage. I spoke with Paul Ollinger, a...