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MGH Faculty Development Podcast


Jul 7, 2020

In times of crisis, it can seem as though we need to put much of our lives on hold. How can we ask for a raise or a promotion or access to special opportunities when everyone around us is running around with their hair on fire? Shouldn’t we sit tight for a while, put our heads down and work hard, and wait until the world settles down before pushing ahead with what we want and need? Working from the premise that you can and should keep your career on track even in these troubled times, this session prompts you to examine what you wanted before the pandemic hit, reflect on whether or not you truly need to put those goals on hold, and think of ways to adjust strategically if necessary.

Sara Laschever, co-author, of the groundbreaking books Women Don’t Ask: The High Cost of Avoiding Negotiation—and Positive Strategies for Change and Ask for It! How Women Can Use the Power of Negotiation to Get What They Really Want, guides you in the process of identifying next steps: What you should negotiate for—concrete things you could ask for in the near term—that will help you get what you need to progress.