Career

When Bad Bosses Happen to Good People

A bad boss.

If you’ve never had a bad boss, you must have spent your career…self-employed! Unfortunately, managers who are incompetent or otherwise awful are a fact of working life. Indeed, a whopping 568 of you responded to our call for bad boss stories and the lessons you learned from the experience. Read these cringe-worthy tales—and commiserate.
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So You Want to Job Share?

Susan LovegrenBy Susan Lovegren, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Juniper Networks

Flexible work options. Choices about where, when and how to work are recurring themes in many of the “future of work” studies. While it’s been many years since I had a job share, I remember how flexibility was key to my ability to stay in the workforce and keep my sanity.

This resurfaced for me recently at Juniper Networks when we announced new maternity and paternity benefits and amplified our policies related to flexible work options, including job sharing.   Read More

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Glamour’s Cindi Leive on Courage, Confidence and What Mirror Selfies Are Good for

Cindi LeiveTo talk to Cindi Leive about careers is to wish Glamour’s editor in chief were your boss—if not your best friend. She’s not just warm, funny and smart. She also telegraphs a big heart, the vibe that she cares and wants to help—women in general and those she personally knows.

It’s partly Leive’s candidness that conveys this generous spirit. Case in point: she freely admits that the secret to her confidence when she was 32 and at her first helm (at Self) was, “I didn’t know what I didn’t know!” Read More

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The Very Best Career Advice

career-advice-compOver the past year, we asked past and future speakers at our conferences in Austin, Boston, Philadelphia and Silicon Valley for the best work or life advice they’ve ever received or given. Here’s the best of their best answers. Read More

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Lessons from Off the Beaten (Career) Path

Harris, KemalBorrowing clothes to put on models for photo shoots—in this behind-the-scenes-reality-TV-show world, we all know that’s what a stylist does. But back when Kemal Harris was quitting her day job to become a stylist in her small Canadian town, it was a far-fetched idea rather than an actual job description. “My parents didn’t understand it. They asked, ‘Are you making the clothes?’” recalls Harris, laughing. “They thought I was crazy.” Read More

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