Competing in a Man’s World
There’s an old saying that women have to work twice as hard as men to get half as much. This may be true in some cases, but only if we allow it to be.
Women have come a long way in the workplace. We have fought for the right to work alongside men, the right to be paid the same as them and the right to be treated with respect rather than as the “lesser” sex. There’s no reason why we can’t compete like a man. The question is: why don’t we?
According to Dr. Lois Frankel, an executive coach for fortune 500 companies, women unknowingly undermine their credibility and sabotage their careers. In other words, it’s not the male co-workers ruining our chance for a promotion; we do it to ourselves.
After interviewing and coaching over 1000 women, Frankel has documented 101 of the most commonly occurring mistakes we make. Thankfully, not all of us make all of the mistakes, but if you find yourself repeatedly being skipped over for a promotion, you may be doing a couple of them. Here are the top three to watch out for:
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