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10 Things You Shouldn’t Apologize for

By |2019-02-13T20:19:28+00:00February 2nd, 2019|Kate White's Blog|

Have you ever thrown out an idea at a work meeting and then apologized for interrupting? Or apologized for asking your boss for something that might possibly be considered “too much.” Women sometimes fall into the habit of apologizing for things that need no apology whatsoever. A recruiter friend of mine who works in the [...]

The Surprising Reason You’re Not Getting Promoted

By |2019-02-13T20:19:58+00:00February 2nd, 2019|Kate White's Blog|

Did a promotion you really wanted end up going to someone else and you aren’t sure why you got passed over? There’s a variety of explanations for not being promoted. Maybe the position was re-imagined and you weren’t seen as the right fit. Maybe you didn’t make your case strongly or clearly enough. (Did you [...]

The Worst Thing You Can Do When Something Goes Wrong

By |2018-07-23T20:22:25+00:00July 23rd, 2018|Kate White's Blog|

When a work project ends up derailing or a career move goes wrong, it doesn’t pay to endlessly ruminate about it or torture yourself with "should haves." But you don’t want to totally ignore it either. When we face setback these days, it seems we’re often told by friends, family members, and/or romantic partners to [...]

The Secret to Really Getting What You Want

By |2018-08-04T11:23:31+00:00February 3rd, 2018|Kate White's Blog|

When I was in my early 30’s, I lost a job that I really, really wanted, and if that’s ever happened to you, you know how much it can sting. I was working as the articles editor for a Sunday newspaper supplement, and the editor-in-chief left to become the editor-in-chief of GQ. I was told that [...]

The Secrets You Really Need to Keep from Your Boss

By |2018-08-04T11:28:11+00:00January 10th, 2018|Kate White's Blog|

  "Keep the mysteries intact and one's talents in dignified service."  - Tina Brown This is a quote from the new bestseller The Vanity Fair Diaries: 1983 to 1992 by Tina Brown, the brilliant editor who ran Vanity Fair for almost a decade. The book is incredibly entertaining for anyone interested in the media landscape because it’s filled [...]

How to Make Sure You’re Really Heard at Meetings

By |2018-08-04T11:23:53+00:00September 12th, 2017|Kate White's Blog|

After Taylor Swift won her sexual assault trial in August, people were buzzing not only about how great the win was for women overall, but also how well Swift came across on the witness stand. When she described what the former radio host had done to her, she was confident, blunt (“he grabbed my naked [...]

How to See Change Coming–And React Brilliantly

By |2018-08-04T11:24:09+00:00September 12th, 2017|Kate White's Blog|

Things change so fast these days. I watched with a lump in my throat as the print magazine business began to totally unravel in a few short years, and it was part of the reason I decided to leave and work on my own. It’s been a decision I'm thankful for every day. Sometimes a [...]

The Surprising Thing Gutsy Leaders Do

By |2017-09-12T13:15:18+00:00June 27th, 2017|Kate White's Blog|

I don’t usually think of Kim Kardashian as someone to turn to for work and career advice, but she said something this month at a conference I attended--the Forbes Women’s Summit—that I thought was very helpful. During a Q and A session, she was asked what had enabled her to become a super star on social [...]

The Gutsiest Thing You Can Tell People

By |2017-05-17T21:19:49+00:00May 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 [...]