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The Gutsiest Thing You Can Tell People

By | 2017-05-17T21:19:49+00:00 May 17th, 2017|Kate White's Blog|

I fly a lot for business, and overall I love it. For me, long flights have often been a chance to read, think, plan for the future, and work on plots for the mystery novels I write (the latest is The Secrets You Keep). But oy, being on airplanes these days is so often NOT relaxing [...]

How Not to Blow a Promotion

By | 2017-02-06T17:33:48+00:00 February 6th, 2017|Kate White's Blog|

During my years in the magazine business, I promoted hundreds of people, and it was thrilling to see most of them thrive in their new positions and continue to excel from there. But every once in a while, a promotion would be a bust. The person would either become paralyzed in his or her new [...]

Just Maybe, the Best Work Advice I Ever Got

By | 2017-01-15T13:13:21+00:00 January 15th, 2017|Kate White's Blog|

Back in my late thirties I had the opportunity to run a fabulous business magazine for women called Working Woman (now sadly defunct). One of the bonuses attached to the job was that I was constantly exposed to fresh and terrific advice on work, leadership, and success from some of the best executives and experts in the [...]

Emails You Should Never Send (Even Though You Want To)

By | 2016-12-30T13:42:15+00:00 December 29th, 2016|Kate White's Blog|

I’m sure you followed the news a while back about the horrible cyber attack on Sony pictures. Tons of confidential information was hacked and released, including stuff like executive salaries, medical records, and film scripts. Also leaked were emails—including some mean, nasty, and utterly embarrassing ones between colleagues. I’m not condoning any of the content, but this [...]

The Secret Weapon That Guarantees Your Success

By | 2016-12-26T17:23:07+00:00 December 14th, 2016|Kate White's Blog|

When I landed the job of editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan eighteen years ago, I did it, crazily enough, without actually having to apply for the position. I was working then as the editor of Redbook, in the same company, and one Sunday morning my boss phoned me at home, requesting that I come into her office that day. Yikes, what had [...]

What You Should Never Tell a Soul

By | 2016-12-26T17:26:16+00:00 November 10th, 2016|Kate White's Blog|

As a leader or emerging leader, there will be times when you feel the desire to share something fairly private with another person--either a colleague you trust or perhaps a pal in the same field. Maybe you need a sympathetic ear to gripe to about a problem, or you want a second opinion on a [...]