Women Judging Women

Let me tell you about two women. The first I met at a seminar. She was confident, fluent, and exuded this really powerful vibe that was very intimidating. When we were asked to introduce ourselves in little groups, she described herself as an all-out career woman. Her exact statement was -

Can’t Travel? Don’t Blame Yourself

I've always wanted to travel. When I was a kid, I dreamt of going to countries I saw in the movies where trees and flowers were plentiful, roads were wide, skies were bluer, and snowflakes fell during Christmas. I wanted to see Eiffel Tower, Lady Liberty, and the many cows

Watch that Price Tag!

When I was younger, I used to feel embarrassed whenever I accompanied my father or aunt to the grocery and they’d have little arguments with the sales clerk or supervisor about erroneous pricing. To me then, a matter of one or two pesos was too small to be an issue.

10 Sure-Fire Ways to be a Better Leader

In most organizational settings, the people calling the shots are often identified as the "leaders", while all others obediently follow. This traditional set-up makes it a lot easier to keep an organization running. The simplicity is much like how a shepherd is to his herd - making sure that each sheep walks only

4 Ethical Principles Every Lawyer Should Remember

Law students and lawyers alike will admit that little attention is placed on legal ethics as a course subject. If not for its 5% weight allocation in the Philippine Bar Exam, an average law student will most likely skip a legal ethics class in exchange for more library time reading

Simple Money Saving Tips

Christmas is fast approaching and I can already sense the excitement that comes with this season. Many of us already have in mind what clothes, appliances or gadgets to buy with our “hard-earned” salaries and bonuses this December. Spending seems very easy since we have this old perception that it is okay to

Speak with Confidence!

Because I happen to have a job that requires me to deliver talks to government employees, one of the first books I had to buy were about public speaking tips. After patiently browsing through the disarray of self-help books in a local bookstore, I finally found the perfect book.  144

Dealing with a Difficult Boss

When people learn that I'm a lawyer working in the CSC, it's almost always by impulse that they tell me all sorts of work-related problems. Just a week ago, I was talking to a woman in her mid-30's, let's call her Kay for anonymity, who amused me with her stories about her