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Birds of a Feather

By Shun McGhee Contributor, Career Services As you become more goal oriented and seek upward and lateral movement keep in mind there may come a time when you have to change your personal or professional associations to reach your goals. Making this type of switch doesn’t mean you are belittling anyone else but it acknowledges that mobility typically happens as a result of being part of a network.

The Unspoken Rules That Silence Women in Leadership

By Kelly Azevedo, founder, She’s Got Systems Special to Online Career Tips I've been thinking about how much more do women leaders get conflicting signals and messages when it comes to our place in business, such as “speak up but don’t be pushy” or “lead with confidence but don’t contradict your boss.” These messages go beyond the work environment and to core of whether or not you’re allowed to be in the room — not to mention at the head of the table. Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and author of Lean In, highlights this in her TED talk on the subject.