RE: FWD: Emotions at Work

"Behind every great woman, there is a friend re-reading her email to make sure it sounds professional." This is a post/tweet/meme I've seen circulating for years now. And it's true. As women, we scrutinize and analyze our communications in the workplace to ensure they are devoid of emotion. We take out expletives when we're writing…

On “reading the air” & empathy

Over beers with an old friend last night, I learned a phrase I've never heard before. "Kuuki Yomenai" is a Japanese term that can be literally translated to "can't read the air." It is typically used to describe someone who has difficulty reading social situations. They can't quite "read the room" as they say. They're…