A few months ago, I read “The Surprising Power of Questions” in the Harvard Business Review. It resonated with me quite a bit. I was most interested in the idea that simply asking more questions can help you learn more and bond with others. For example, one study found that “I wish they had asked […]
Because I’m a recent college graduate, the experience of researching and interviewing for my first job is fresh in my mind. This time last year, I was researching different companies, marking my calendar with the university’s career fair, preparing for the interview process, and turning down my first job offer ever. It was an exciting, […]
Recently, my husband and I received some great news: We’re expecting our first child in February! We’re thrilled, and the journey is going to be very exciting, but it does come with some significant changes. Namely, for the last few months, I’ve felt that the things I needed to do have required several times the […]
One of the key messages in Katty Kay and Claire Shipman’s book The Confidence Code is that, while each of us may begin with higher or lower levels of confidence due to gender, genetics, and nurture, the concept of neuroplasticity means that anyone’s confidence levels can increase.
Much of the research done by Katty Kay and Claire Shipman, the authors of The Confidence Code, had one unexpectedly complex goal: find a simple definition of confidence. The journey was much more involved than they originally envisioned, and they learned a lot about what confidence is–and isn’t–along the way.
Katty Kay & Claire Shipman, authors of The Confidence Code, were inspired to tackle the topic of women and confidence because women everywhere seem to have less confidence than men.
A year ago, on July 25, 2017, my partner passed away very unexpectedly. This experience gave me some insights on how, as coworkers, we can help each other deal with grief.
My search for my first full-time job was different than other people’s. As an out gay person in a relationship, I had a few more anxieties on my mind when it came to my future workplace. Would my orientation cause conflict between myself and my new coworkers? Would I be able to talk openly about […]
I’ve given a fair number of talks over the last few years, and I always try to keep improving. Before my recent talk at Beer City Code, I tried a few new things that (based on the feedback I got) worked very well. 1. Watch a recording of yourself giving a talk. If you can […]
We’ve all run out of steam before. Unfortunately, we rarely get to work on projects, problems, or tasks that we are always excited about, and life can get in the way of our motivation at times. Nevertheless, we have to figure out how to trudge forward.