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Latina Cubicle Confidential™: Drama Queens Beware—Your Throne is Not at Work!

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Sometimes you can hear it down the hall, in the break room or (gasp!) in the cubicle next to you—a drama queen’s melt-down in the making.  Someone didn’t show her the final report before it got emailed.  No one told her about the new charts that were added.  Whatever the reason, the drama queen can […]

Latina Cubicle Confidential™: Why Latinas Should Embrace Ethnic Diversity In The Workplace

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Large corporations today often use their Employee Resource Groups to support the professional development of different groups of employees—veterans, Latinas, women in nonprofessional trades, or Gen Y employees. These are a few examples of ERGs and its well worth your time to join any number of ERGs to network and benefit from workshops and events […]

Latina Cubicle Confidential™–The 2014 Latina Agenda: 275 Board Seats or Bust

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The nation’s Fortune 500 companies have approximately 5,463 board of directors.  These positions set the tone of the US economy and establish workplace practices that impact employees and working families throughout the nation. Of these leadership positions, 3.2% are held by Latinos and .07% are held by Latinas according to the Alliance for Board Diversity.  […]

Latina Cubicle Confidential™ –Latinas as Volunteers: Saying Yes Wisely

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Latinas volunteer for plenty.  We take on community issues, school events, office celebrations, and champion special causes.   There is a clear priority in our culture on “giving back” or “paying it forward” especially among those who have achieved a college education or great business success.  It isn’t surprising however that occasionally we find ourselves in […]

Latina Cubicle Confidential™–Are You Working the “Latina Shuffle”?

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Are you working a regular job while you plan for opening your own business?  Do you come home after a full day of work and put in another 6 hours into the book you just have to publish or the blog you want to have syndicated?  You are not alone, Mujer.  Throughout my career, I’ve […]

Latina Cubicle Confidential™ –What’s Getting in the Way of Your Success?

What’s Getting in the Way of Your Success?

Do you sometimes ask yourself, “am I as successful as I can be”?  “Am I making enough progress in my career?”   Be careful.  These questions can be rooted in a myriad of complex issues—especially for Latinas.  We can experience self-doubt or harsh self-criticism just as a function of how others see us and by tuning […]

Latina Cubicle Confidential™–Three Questions to Ask Your Mentor

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The Value of Mentorship One of the best career moves you can make is to seek out and find a mentor.  One of the biggest career mistakes you can make is not to ask him or her tough questions.   Even if you have known your mentor for many years or just a few months,  the […]

Latina Cubicle Confidential™- Executive Presence: THE Leadership Skill for Latinas to Master

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In Malcolm Gladwell’s best seller Blink, we learned that only 14.5% of men in the US are six feet tall and above—but 58% of all Fortune 500 CEOs are tall.   Is it a coincidence?  Not at all. Physical appearance is one of three subtle and not so subtle factors that are associated with Executive Presence.  […]

Latina Cubicle Confidential™–Part 4 of 4: Claim Your Power—with Charisma!

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Charisma—it’s that one unique quality we can struggle to define in the leaders we admire and celebrities we like.  But if you are looking for a way to make 2013 your breakout year for your career, then take note:  Charisma can be learned by understanding what it is and developing key communication skills that are […]

Latina Cubicle Confidential™- Claim Your Power through your Professional Network

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7 Sources of Professional Power This is part 3, in a four part series. In my last two articles (Part I and Part II ), I have focused on four of the seven sources of professional power:  relationships, information, expertise and a person’s position or role within an organization. These have been identified in a study […]

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