Women’s Top Obstacle to Career Advancement

Earlier this year, we conducted a survey to get a better sense of our WOI community — who you are, what you’re interested in, and what challenges you face as professional women. We were ecstatic to receive so much candid feedback from our intelligent, successful, and engaged community of women. Thank you to all who […]

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Is Your Spouse to Blame for Your Lack of Success?

Are you as successful as you think you should be at work? If not, a pair of studies suggest the blame might not be yours alone. Instead, it might be your spouse’s fault–or boyfriend, girlfriend, significant other, etc. (Quick time-out: Honey, they are NOT talking about us.) What we are talking about however, is two academic studies. The first […]

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February 19, 2016

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Want To Be Successful? Research Says You Should Write More Emails

Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.    Some facts are inconvenient. Some, though, turn out to be more annoying than getting a pedicure from a large hirsute drunk in a Motorhead t-shirt spouting invective about sci-fi movies. This may be one of those. […]

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21 Ways to Win the Hearts of Your Employees

Over a decade ago, the concept of heart-centered leadership was met with skepticism. People who had read my book on the subject were uncertain that heart-centered principles could thrive in a world obsessed with the pursuit of profit at any and all costs. Yet, the concept of a leader who champions traits such as empathy, […]

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These Are the 4 Top Traits of Successful CEOs

It sounds trivial, but there are vast differences between good leaders, great leaders, and the best leaders. An intensive 10-year study, conducted by Ron Carucci and his leadership development firm Navalent, analyzed 2,700 executives to find the common leadership traits among the top performing executives. Carucci writes in Harvard Business Review about how he used […]

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How Much Are Meetings Really Costing Your Company?

They’re not only boring your employees and colleagues to tears–meetings could be costing your company millions. In fact, a 2014 study by Bain & Company found that on average, senior executives are spending more than two days a week in meetings. Further, 15% of an organization’s time is spent on meetings, a number that’s increased […]

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