Inside the Ring

Anytime we interact with someone new, our brains make dozens of tiny snap judgments. Often, we aren’t even aware of these impressions, but when they’re based on factors such as race, gender, age or sexual orientation, they’re considered a form of harmful stereotyping called unconscious...

Many small-business owners may think that finding their next employee can be as simple as drafting a comprehensive job- and work-culture description, posting it to a public board and waiting for the applicants to arrive to their inbox. It's also commonly assumed with enough upfront detail, candidates have...

A friend reached out to me less than three months ago and told me she was activating her job search. She told me she had reached a breaking point with her employer and no longer felt valued. She could have stayed put and tried to ride...

In a highly competitive market, it’s not enough just to be a strong candidate, especially for senior level and executive professionals. In addition to limiting the field of opportunities that are available, the pandemic has shifted organizational thinking to focus more on different types of...

The combination of a global health crisis and our world’s renewed focus on racial injustice has completely upended what it means to build and maintain a corporate identity. Unprecedented calls for unity, commitments to diversity and open dialogue are widespread, yet virtually no one is in...

Executives are paying attention to their own careers in record numbers. In the last two weeks, I have worked with seven different executives who each wanted help writing their LinkedIn profile to reflect their personal or company brand better. Julie, a CEO, said, “I have...

Now that many of us have settled into remote-work quarantine life routine, a couple of work trends are emerging: 1) People seem to be working more than ever (numerous recent studies highlight burnout as a major problem for 20-80% of work-from-home employees) 2) Many report feelings of loneliness and isolation from colleagues...