Work

How Got It Girls Do Things Differently

Which kind of Girl are you: a Got It Girl or Giveaway Girl? Honestly, some days I am one, and other days I am the other. We have talked a lot about Giveaway Girls. Goodness knows we hear enough in life about what we are doing wrong and how we can’t measure up....

Yes Girls and Passive Body Language

In my book, Stop Giving It Away, I devote a chapter to Giveaway Girls at work. I explain the culture of self-sacrifice and how women are socialized to give to a level of self-detriment. What does it mean to be a Giveaway Girl at work? Here are a couple of examples....

Are You A Giveaway Girl At Work?Overfunctioning

  Are You Overfunctioning At Work? Overfunctioning—it’s one of the five ways Giveaway Girls “give it away” at work. Don’t get me wrong. Everybody loves a girl who is smart, competent, reliable, and who can get the job done. Trouble is, you can use your skills and...

I Hate My Job! The Power of Negative Self-Talk

A girlfriend of mine worked on a big volunteer project recently, kudos! Lots of unpaid hours went into it. As well as things went, there were still a few glitches, one that led to her dealing with a particularly ungracious guest. Here’s what she said afterward:...