Monthly Archives: March 2014

Does being more likable than men help or hurt a woman's career? by Roz Usheroff

Following up on my last post in which I touched upon the subject of likability, I was reminded of a Harvard Business Review article titled “New Research Shows Success Doesn’t Make Women Less Likable“. Counter to what many might believe, the study to which the article refers found that “male leaders are perceived more negatively […]

Are You Likable . . . Virtually Speaking

While there are no shortages of articles on the fear of standing before a live audience, I could not help but wonder if the same holds true for virtual presentations.  Specifically, are we equally reluctant to communicate over the Internet as we are in person? I know that the rules of engagement are certainly different […]

Does Sandberg's "ban bossy" campaign help or hurt women by Roz Usheroff

You would probably have to be on another planet – maybe even in another galaxy – to not have heard of the recent call to arms of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg to eradicate the word “bossy” from our everyday vernacular. According to a Forbes article by Micheline Maynard titled “Dear Sheryl Sandberg: There Are Far […]

An apology of convenience? by Roz Usheroff

In my January 14th, 2013 blog post “The Business Apology: When Taking Responsibility Trumps Contrition” I wrote the following; “In truth to be effective, apologies have to help to diffuse the situation rather than make it worse.  The only way that this can be achieved is through a sincere expression of regret combined with a clearly […]

What makes YOU amazing? by Roz Usheroff

The above quote came across my Facebook page and I must admit that it got me to thinking . . . what makes me, or for that matter you, amazing? It seems like a ridiculously easy question for which there is going to be an equally easy answer.  At least the answer should be easy. […]

On The Firing Line (Part 2): Why Pull the Trigger? by Roz Usheroff

No!… But, I have my own company for about 20 years now. And if anyone should be fired it should be me. Thanks to my team for keeping me on the straight and narrow. So, I guess the answer is choose loyal, faithful people, let them know you can goof up, and they will cover […]