[caption id="attachment_6836" align="alignleft" width="216"] Businesspeople in elevator[/caption] It used to be that you only needed an elevator pitch if you were actually pitching something—a project, a start-up, yourself as a job candidate. But these days, as every workplace gets more entrepreneurial and networking becomes more important,...

Back in the mid-’90s, buyers of business books were scrambling to understand how the Internet and the tech-centric culture of Silicon Valley would transform their work lives. Amid all the turbulence and change, they were also ready to laugh at dysfunctional workplaces: not one, but...

by Katherine Griffin In recent years, studies have shown that, contrary to conventional belief, multitasking isn’t efficient. Our brains can’t truly handle more than one thing at once, and the microseconds spent switching between tasks actually diminish our focus. So how to resist the temptation to multitask?...

by Katherine Griffin Women of color are more likely than Caucasian women to want to be a C-suite executive—yet are much less likely to reach that goal. That’s one of several discouraging findings from a 2016 LeanIn.org/McKinsey & Co. report on women in the workforce. The research...

[caption id="attachment_6776" align="alignleft" width="300"] Person under crumpled pile of papers with hand holding a help sign[/caption] by Katherine Griffin Dear DW, One of my coworkers isn’t pulling his weight, and it’s really bugging me. How can I handle this without looking bad? Signed, Resentful Colleague Dear Resentful Colleague, Tricky situation! You’re right...

by Katherine Griffin Nancy Di Dia has been a diversity leader for more than two decades. Since she became chief diversity officer at pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim 10 years ago, the company has won awards for its initiatives for LGBT employees, working parents, and others. Di...

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