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Kate White

Kate White has 7 articles published.

, the former editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan, is the New York Times bestselling author of several career books, including I Shouldn't Be Telling You This: How to Ask for the Money, Snag the Promotion, and Create the Career You Deserve, and ten novels of suspense, including The Wrong Man. For more big, bold career advice, sign up for her newsletter here: katewhitespeaks.com

The Secret to Boosting Your Personal Brand

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We all know about elevator pitches but could you boil your personal brand down to three powerful, essential words? By knowing who you are, what you do better than anyone else and being true to that vision you can align yourself for success.   What three words make up your personal brand? Share in the comments below.   This post first appeared on April 20, 2015

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Kate White on handling problem employees

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Every manager dreads having to fire an employee—it’s a decision that can have lasting repercussions on both your lives. But what to do when you have someone who just doesn’t seem to get it no matter how many discussions and directives are shared? Here’s a surprising tip that can work to the mutual benefit of both of you. How do you deal with a problem person on your staff? Share your answer in the comments.

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Is your body language undermining your success?

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Have you ever wondered what sort of silent messages you might be sending when you meet with others? Carefully choosing your words isn’t enough if what you say is undermined by twitchy behaviors that broadcast nervousness or a lack of confidence. Here are some tips to help polish your personal presentation — including a little something from George Clooney’s wife. What body language do you notice during business meetings? Do you need advice on how to control your own body language? Let us know in the comments.

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Kate White on the one meeting new bosses shouldn’t have

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There’s a new sheriff in town — and it’s YOU. How do you get off on a the right foot with your new reports? What can you do to make a good impression while also learning what really goes on in your new office? It might surprise you that the very thing most new managers do is the one you should avoid. What is it? Find out below. What helped you when you began a new position? Share in the comments below.

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Kate White on the two kinds of mentors you should have

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I don’t have to tell you that you need mentors in your career. When polled, almost all career women say they recognize the value of this. I want to share some research reported in the Harvard Business Review. According to a recent study men are more likely to be promoted through a mentor than women are. Why is that? In this video I describe two specific kinds of mentors that you may not be aware that you should have. After you watch it, leave me a comment below and let me know what you think.

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