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Behind the Scenes: How to Move From Corporate Exec to Entrepreneur

By Sallie KrawcheckThis post is part of a series in which Influencers go behind the scenes to explain in detail one aspect of their work. Read all the stories here and write your own (please...

The Mistakes Rookie Managers Make When They Fire Someone

By Sallie KrawcheckIf you go into management, chances are pretty good that at some point you’re going to fire someone. Maybe the fit isn’t right, the work quality isn’t there, the mistakes have add...

Queen Bee, RIP....and Why It's Great for Business

By Sallie KrawcheckI’ve worked with some terrific women during my career. But I’ve also been “Queen Bee’d,”University of Colorado study that showed that women and people of color who advocate for w...

My Secrets to Resilience

By Sallie KrawcheckIn the early days of your career, success may be driven by how smart or clever you are. But before very long, success is driven by how resilient you are. Given how quickly busine...

Sure-Fire Strategies for Career Mediocrity

We all know who they are: the folks who aren’t going anywhere... certainly not out, but probably also not up much either. They play to “not lose” and work to avoid failure.

Productivity Hacks: Why 4 a.m. Is the Best Time to Work

For me, the most precious commodity in business is time. And I find I am most productive when I balance time that I spend with others with blocks of time during which I can think and write.

Career Curveballs: Doing the Job When No One Thinks You Can

By Sallie Krawcheck I often joke that I was offered the position of Director of Research of Sanford Bernstein after all of the other analysts said no to the job. This, however, is not strictly...

The One Key Difference Between Massive Success and A Face Plant

I have received a number of questions about what drove the difference between successes and my front-page-of-the-newspaper firings. it wasn't what you might think; it was having a sponsor.

A Simple Way to Get a Handle on a Company's Culture

By Sallie Krawcheck A fit with a company’s culture is of huge importance to an individual’s success. But the interview process is a bit like speed-dating, with only superficial impressions pos...

What Winning Companies Get... And Others Won't

We are in a bull market for advice to women on how to get ahead in their companies. For most of my career, I lived it. I worked in some of the most male of companies (ok, I never worked for Twitter.)

How I Hire: You Can't Build a Team With All Point Guards

Ask the question “How do you hire?” and you most often get an answer that concludes with “and that’s how I find the best person for the job.” That's not how I hire.

My New Rule for Success

I have always tried to be an “A student.” Work hard, complete assignments, pay attention to details...and good things follow. For most of professional life, this “rule” worked extremely well.

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