The Makings of "Wow" -- Cultural Fit Trumps Soft Skills in Getting The Job

Published: Jul 17, 2008

Financial Post -- Dressed in a tailored black pinstripe suit and perfectly coiffed, executive coach Roz Usheroff stands at the front of a presentation room in a downtown Toronto conference centre addressing 31 women who hold mid-to senior-level positions at Canadian companies. She admonishes them to stop apologizing when offering their opinion. It's an ingrained habit and a difficult one to break -- many of the women catch themselves doing it during Ms. Usheroff's two-day Art of Wow conference. But it's worth trying to change. As she explains, this behaviour can make an employee appear less confident and competent. Click on link below to read full story from Financial Post.

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