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The Road Not Taken: Forget Your 'Plan B' Career. You'll Need a Strong 'Plan D'.

This article was originally posted on LinkedInBy Sallie KrawcheckLois Lane. I wanted to be Lois Lane. Or, better yet, Mary Richards.I was a journalism major at UNC but had taken a several-year det...

The More Distressing, Less Noticed Message from Microsoft CEO Nadella

Originially featured on LinkedInBy Sallie KrawcheckIf you’ve read any business news in the past few days, you’re aware of Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella’s advice (and subsequent apology) to women no...

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...

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.

10 Ways to Improve Your Company's Diversity Results

Ok, you understand the importance of diversity in your company. You’ve likely seen the research that points to better business results.

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...

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.

Big Idea 2014: Investing Will Completely Change

By Sallie Krawcheck This post is part of a series in which LinkedIn Influencers pick one big idea that will shape 2014. See all the ideas here. 2014 may be the year in which investin...

The Highest Return Investment for Women

There is an investment that women can make that has by far the greatest risk-adjusted return available. And that is asking for a raise.