Women make critical career errors, perhaps even more than a decade ago. Lois Frankel has revised her 2004 book, “Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office,” to increase by one-third (to more than 130) the number of career missteps she says women often make.
Writing on Quartz, Vickie Elmer says Frankel—who is president of Corporate Coaching International—cites “an increasingly competitive marketplace” after the recession as the reason the number of common career errors has increased. Not negotiating for themselves is one mistake women make but Elmer lists a few others from Frankel.
Giving away ideas is one of them. So that their contributions aren’t ignored or co-opted, “women need to ask a question after they present their idea such as ‘Are there any objections to immediately getting to work on this?’”
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