Category Archives: Career Development

How Women Can Learn To Love Office Politics

Over the years, there have been countless articles and studies on how women can overcome their distaste for office politics to ascend to the pinnacle of career success. Just the terminology “corporate politics” brings immediate disdain and anxiety. While the coaching tips and recommendations, for the most part, make sense, the one persistent obstacle to […]

4 Critical Questions To Ask To Overcome Your Reputation Blind Spot

At a recent seminar in Arizona with 25 top female executives, I asked the question: What is your reputation with others? More succinctly, how do they see YOU? Despite being a simple enough question, many did not have an answer. Not having an answer is in no way a reflection of any shortcoming on the […]

The Three Essential Tips for Controlling Your Personal Brand

During a recent seminar, I gave everyone an assignment; write a short story regarding your personal brand and send it to me. I received the following e-mail from a woman who had attended the session: “ I never knew what my brand was to colleagues until a few years ago when the CFO gave a […]

Does Your Leadership Style Pass The Taco Bell Open Table Test?

Recently, Taco Bell announced that it is working with Open Table to invite 32 people inside their Irvine, California test kitchen to sample the chain’s “most experimental fare.” It is a unique opportunity for the public to look behind the scenes to see how the brand has come up with some of its hottest new […]

What Does UFC Fighter Conor McGregor Have to Do With Your Brand?

“At the end of the day, you gotta feel some way. So why not feel unbeatable? Why not feel untouchable? Why not feel like the best to ever do it?” – Conor McGregor, UFC Lightweight Champion You might be asking yourself, “What might Roz Usheroff know about mixed martial arts and the UFC multi-title holder […]

Stand Out Or Step Back: How To Make Your Mark In A Crowded World

When I began my business, a wise mentor said the following:  “Roz, be so different that you no longer have competition.  Do what no one else is doing, and you will always stand out.” Standing out is even more important today than ever, as we live in a world that appreciates and expects individual differences […]

New LinkedIn Update Raises The Question: Is Change Always A Good Thing?

Do you like change? The new LinkedIn appearance and comments relating to it have me thinking about this question. Many of the comments are opposed to the update. But does this mean that the change was wrong or unnecessary, or is the resistance based more on the fact that it’s something new? Let’s face it, […]

Hidden Figures: What Three Women From NASA Taught Me About Overcoming Insurmountable Odds

Over the weekend I saw the movie HIDDEN FIGURES.  It is the incredible, untold story of Katherine G. Johnson, Mary Jackson, and Dorothy Vaughan – three brilliant African-American women working at NASA in 1961, who worked behind the scenes in one of the greatest achievements in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn. What makes […]

The Hazards of Cruise Control – Four Steps to Embracing Change

“Cruise Control is the enemy of success.  We resist change because we overestimate the value of what we have and underestimate the value of what can be gained through change.” When faced with change, there is often a feeling of disorientation. One minute you are cruising along in a certain direction on a path that […]