Please Change The Subject

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Self-discipline is necessary in your online communications. Long emails are easy—the short, effective ones take more effort. Always ask yourself: What do I want to say? Is it clear? Does it need a lot of detail? Am I specifically asking for what I want the recipient to do? So, how can we best communicate in [...] The post Please Change The Subject appeared first on The Women's Code. … [Read more...]

5 Principles Of The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge That Will Make You More Popular

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As the creator of The Women’s Code and an avid user of all things social media, I find it fascinating to watch an idea go viral. As business owners, we want our ideas to go viral, too. Understanding the principles behind a successful campaign can teach us how to apply them to our own businesses [...] The post 5 Principles Of The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge That Will Make You More Popular appeared first on The Women's Code. … [Read more...]

You Can’t Save The World. Just Save Yourself.

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Tell me if this is something you can relate to. It’s about all the “stuff” that happens in a day that keeps us spinning in circles and away from the things that propel us forward. Here’s an example of a typical day for me… A friend from Germany sends me three letters asking, “Hey, can [...] The post You Can’t Save The World. Just Save Yourself. appeared first on The Women's Code. … [Read more...]

This LinkedIn Feature Can Cost You A Job

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Time to reveal a not-so-secret secret that stares us in the face multiple times a day. You may even use this trick yourself, or at least recognize the strategy. After all, you see it on newsstands all the time. Gazing at the magazine selection while you wait for your turn in the checkout line, which [...] The post This LinkedIn Feature Can Cost You A Job appeared first on The Women's Code. … [Read more...]

Men Don’t Know, So Stop Pretending

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I am so tired of men telling me about work-life balance for women. You don’t know. Stop talking about it. I’ve had this discussion over and over again for the past seven years, and it’s the reason I developed The Women’s Code. In theory, men and women experience the same issues when trying to find [...] The post Men Don't Know, So Stop Pretending appeared first on The Women's Code. … [Read more...]

5 Relationship Principles I Learned While On Vacation

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Just yesterday, I returned home from my vacation in the Dominican Republic. Of the 20 people who shared the 10-bedroom villa, I knew only one of them before I got there. A bit nerve-wracking if you ask me. Would we get along? Would there be drama? Would this vacation be the rejuvenation I needed, or [...] The post 5 Relationship Principles I Learned While On Vacation appeared first on The Women's Code. … [Read more...]

Selfishness Doesn’t Work

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There has been a lot of talk going around about the Pendulum that has swung to the other side of business. In other words, over and done are the days of the lone alpha CEO who rules his kingdom for maximum profit. Suddenly, we are talking about teamwork, the greater good, and businesses that act [...] The post Selfishness Doesn’t Work appeared first on The Women's Code. … [Read more...]

The Bitch-and-Bully-Free Office

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Warning! You may find this article offensive and it could strike close to home if you have ever been a victim of workplace bullying. Sadly, office bullies and bitches are commonplace. In an office that employs 50 people, 22 will be bullied and 18 of them eventually leave. Meanwhile, the company pays heftily for stress-related [...] The post The Bitch-and-Bully-Free Office appeared first on The Women's Code. … [Read more...]

Are You Resisting Change?

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You’ll probably recognize this conundrum. You may have been doing it for years. It goes something like this… You stay in a job, a relationship, the same fitness routine and diet for years and years and eventually realize your habits are not serving you any longer. The results (or lack thereof) show you that the [...] The post Are You Resisting Change? appeared first on The Women's Code. … [Read more...]

How To Handle Workplace Negativity ….when Critical Kathy gets to you

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What is the right response when we find ourselves listening to “Critical Kathy” vent about all the things she didn’t like about what we did, and what was wrong with a job, event or program that we were involved with? I am on the advisory board of a women’s organization. The advisory board consists of [...] The post How To Handle Workplace Negativity ….when Critical Kathy gets to you appeared first on The Women's Code. … [Read more...]