Women Who rock with Success features Attorney at Law; Ama Yawson for the month of February. Women Who Rock with Success is a networking-digital media platform for professional and entrepreneurial women.
Diana Kelly loved demonstrating her creative side since she was a toddler and took up scribbling on walls instead of paper. Encouraged to further pursue these writing and drawing talents, Diana experienced the thrill of seeing her name in print above an article she penned for the second grade newspaper. Deciding that continuing to see her name in print was a worthy career pursuit, Diana worked on her spelling, read as much as possible, and was known for asking a lot of questions at the lunch table in high school. Thinking she?d pursue a career in law or journalism, Diana attended a New Jersey State Trooper Youth Week camp in high school and quickly discovered that law enforcement ? particularly driving the New Jersey Turnpike daily ? wasn?t for her. She studied journalism at Rutgers, was a staff writer for The Daily Targum newspaper where she also had an opinion column, and pursued a career in magazine journalism. After internships at Red Book and South Jersey magazines, Diana high-tailed it to New York City and has been working for major media brands ever since.
What Never to Say at Work to Your Boss , Colleague, or HR Department by You know better than to say racist comments, blatant sexual harassment, discuss politics in the workplace, but there are plenty of places where knowing what to say is a gray area. Here, psychologists tell you what to never say at work and why. Never say anyt hing you w ouldn?t w ant t o read in print in a m eet ing. ?I always advise my clients to talk as if everybody is listening,? said Ben Dattner, Ph.D., organizational psychologist and executive coach at Dattner Consulting, LLC in New York City. ?Because in today?s world, pretty much everybody is listening. So a lot of my clients talked about the Wall Street Journal test, which is, ?Would you want to read this in the Wall Street Journal??Whatever you?re saying, however you?re being quoted. So I certainly think making references to religion, or politics, or people?s physical appearance, or anything that could be construed as disrespecting somebody, categorizing them, stereotyping them, bringing attention to anything Never say t he phrase, ?This is boring,? in a m eet ing. We get it, a lot of the meetings you attend might seem unnecessary, a waste of time, and quite lame. But don?t ever say that out loud to another colleague, says Melanie Greenberg, Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Mill Valley, Calif., and Life/Business Coach, author of The Stress-Proof Brain (New Harbinger Publications, 2017) ?That?s insensitive to say,? she said. It could also make your boss think you?re not being a team player because you find them boring and think you have better things to do than be in that meeting.