Aya El-Rahman

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4 Things You Must Do to Get the Salary You Deserve

The top workplace question I get asked about from young women is, <i>"How do I negotiate the salary for a new job?"</i><p>Sorry, that's not quite right. What they usually ask me, all too apologetically, is <i>"Is it okay to ask for more money?"</i><p>In other words, will their would-be boss be put off by their demands? …

Employment

The changing face of marketing

This article from the <i>McKinsey Quarterly</i> archive analyzes six major changes that promised to transform future marketing efforts. These forces have …

Selling

Five myths (and realities) about zero-based budgeting

Companies often shy away from the method because they fear it or believe it means “budgeting from zero.” In reality, it’s a structured process that …

The Most Productive People Know Who to Ignore

A coaching client of mine is managing partner at a very large law firm, and one of the issues we’ve been working on is how to cope more effectively with the intense demands on his time—clients who expect him to be available, firm partners and other employees who want him to address their concerns …

4 Employees Who Are Secretly Toxic

These four employees fly under the radar, but they're secretly making your team fail.<p>My recent post, "Don't Fire Difficult Employees," pointed out that sometimes the most obviously difficult employees--like drama queens and nonconformists--just need some management attention to fulfill their …

Sabina Altynbekova Is Too Beautiful To Play Volleyball, Critics Say

A teenage volleyball player from Kazakhstan is coming under fire, but it's not because of her skills. It's because of her looks.<p>Critics say Sabina Altynbekova, 17, is so beautiful that it's a distraction to the sport. Even the athlete's own coach says his team is increasingly about one player, at …

It’s Time to Split HR

It’s time to say good-bye to the Department of Human Resources. Well, not the useful tasks it performs. But the department per se must go.<p>I talk with CEOs across the globe who are disappointed in their HR people. They would like to be able to use their chief human resource officers (CHROs) the way …

How to network as a career strategy | Financial Times

Networking is vital to a successful career – being in contact with the right people can help you find your next job or help you solve work problems. …

Women in Business – Diane Morgan, Imperial College | Financial Times

Diane Morgan is associate dean of programmes at Imperial College Business School in the UK and a board member of the Forté Foundation, a non-profit …

Women in Business – Theresa Campbell, MBA graduate | Financial Times

Theresa Campbell studied for an MBA at Rollins College Crummer Graduate School in the US, where she focused on entrepreneurship. She has also worked …

A way into the hearts and minds of managers | Financial Times

When Rob Pearse signed up for a three-day leadership programme at Ashridge in the UK, it was because one aspect had piqued his interest. “The only …

The Best Career Advice You Never Hear

But a recent Quora thread, "What are a few pieces of unique career advice that nobody ever mentions?", provides something different: valuable career advice that we haven't heard a million times before.<p>Here are 13 of the best responses:<p><b>1. "In a new job, accept those first few invitations to lunch or</b> …