Working an altered schedule can give you greater control over how you spend your time.Read More
As a weekly contributor to Forbes for nearly the last two years, Lelia regularly shares her insights into career fulfilment, negotiation, and workplace dynamics for women. Her work had been translated into 6 languages and published in 13 countries.
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Being pregnant at work can be exhausting. My support network is both insightful and hilarious – advising me to “follow the koala”. I share their great advice and my experience with a particularly nosy post office customer.Read More
I recently composed a difficult professional email while on vacation with my family. As I read it aloud, my beloved aunt winced.
“You’re not going to write ‘y’all’ are you?,” she asked.
Short answer: “Hell yes, I am!”Read More
“I don’t need time, I need a deadline.” This Duke Ellington quote used to be my mantra. I’d find myself repeating it as a justification for the frenetic energy I brought to the last minute conclusion of every project. Duke Ellington was a respected leader in his field, I reasoned, so if he operated with this attitude, my own procrastination wasn’t a personal failing.
While some people enjoy the high levels of intensity and focus that can come from relying on deadlines, I’ve recently decided I no longer wanted to be motivated by an intense, often exhausting, push to the finish line.
These are the four questions I explored as I strategized about forging a different path.Read More
Whether you're dealing with a difficult client, colleague, or employer, these 4 strategies can help you say what you need to in a way that's compelling, authentic and more comfortable to you.Read More