How Not to Ask for a Raise

The difference in approach between men and women when asking for raises and promotions: “Amazingly, men are almost detached from it emotionally.”

By: Mika Brzezinski

Many of us need to rethink the way we ask for promotions and raises, because when we do ask, often it ain’t pretty. Just listen to the answers I hear when I ask, “Are there differences in the way men and women ask you for raises and promotions?”

“‘I know you’re busy, I know you don’t have time . . . ‘” — Valerie Jarrett

Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett has been the boss in a …

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The Silver Lining of the Recession

Woman Considering Her Life

If you are wondering ‘what it’s all about’, here are some ways you can reconnect, raise your awareness and start re-designing your way to a new meaningful life.

By: Laura Berman Fortgang

Human beings have often engaged in the search for meaning, but today’s economic downturn has brought the subject to light in a new way. People are re-evaluating whether their financial power to accumulate possessions and wealth is the only determining factor of their happiness and success. Some are being forced to shrink their activities, their budgets and their ambitions and many report that it is not all bad. …

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