We all have to face difficult situations at work and experience frustration and disappointment from time to time. And we all know it’s probably best to play it cool and keep composed in the workplace. But in the process of coaching thousands of senior-level women and...

Easing into the New Year, one big hope we have for 2013 is that women continue to bridge the gender gap in terms of pay equality and access to leadership positions. So much of the news was good last year: women were better educated than...

What’s on your to-do list this season?  We’re guessing there’s a “make this,” a “go here,” a “buy that.”  We’re also guessing is there isn’t a “do this for myself” on it anywhere either.  Besides wrestling other shoppers for the last turkey at the grocery...

By Jill Flynn For Human Capital Review   There is almost nothing more crucial to success in any organization than developing excellent leaders. It is a no-brainer. But, although there’s no shortage of ambitious people with executive aspirations, what threatens the strength of your leadership pipeline may be...

Following Yahoo’s surprise announcement Monday, naming 37-year-old Marissa Mayer as the company’s newest CEO, some analysts wondered if the struggling search and content engine was taking an unwise risk appointing an engineer and self-proclaimed “geek” to steer the company. And then the happy news of...

Article originally appeared here on the HBR Blog Network.   Raise your hand if you hate politics: The shady, behind-the-scenes deal-making. The tradeoffs where neither party is satisfied. The game-playing that leaves us feeling disillusioned.And we’re not even talking about Washington. Office politics have gotten a bad rap...

A few years ago we hosted a seminar for 150 businesswomen. The topic for the morning was “Power: Do Women Really Want It?” Just imagine the noise level when that many smart and engaged female managers debated the pros and cons of wielding power. As...

On HBR.org: Four Ways Women Stunt Their Careers Unintentionally Having combed through more than a thousand 360-degree performance assessments conducted in recent years, we’ve found, by a wide margin, that the primary criticism men have about their female colleagues is that the women they work with...

As consultants, our mission is to help women leaders improve their effectiveness and the effectiveness of their organizations. But that’s just a tagline. As women ourselves, our real dream, the vision that propels us passionately forward every day, is to see at least 30% women...

The Supreme Court’s decision in June to throw out the mammoth employment class action suit against Walmart, which alleged that the retailer favors men over women in decisions about pay and promotions, sparked significant commentary in the media and out in the blogosphere. And why...