Advice to Help You Get Promoted

  Career paths are not always clear and promotions are not automatic. Getting a promotion takes as much planning and care as getting any job. A friend tells you she’s been promoted at work. She’s an ambitious, hardworking person so you’re not surprised. But later, as you consider her good fortune, you start pondering your…

How to Stay Assertive Around Intimidating People

  Assertive people stand up for themselves in an honest, respectful way. But you’re not alone if your assertiveness fades around certain types of people—authority figures, aggressive types, very outgoing personalities—people who intimidate you in some way. But “intimidation, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder,” suggests Diann Winger, LCSW. And, although the…