The question about trust from a book The Third Opinion intrigued me.
In addition to personal trust (knowing who to trust) and expertise trust (knowing the advice you’re getting is sound), there’s something called structural trust. What does that refer to?
Answer – the shift in relationships with long-time colleagues when you have risen to a level above them and you can no longer trust them in quite the same way (p.2).
Have you been described as somewhat naïve and too trusting with peers and leaders? Peggy needs to be more wary of Don Draper, now that she’s supervising him in Mad Men. Check out last night’s episode recap from http://www.buddytv.com/articles/mad-men/mad-men-recap-don-and-peggy-re-53650.aspx
Gender differences remain interesting when one considers the reason business graduate men’s starting salaries were higher than business graduate women’s. Most of the men, but few of the women asked for more money instead of accepting the initial offer (p.3) Most female peers do not even know we could ask for more. The Imposter Syndrome keeps us in the dark about our potential income and promotional opportunities.
How are Canadian women faring on the income scene?
Is the Canadian gender income gap greater than that of other countries?
Many Canadians believe that the gender gap has been dealt with. Yet the gap in income between men and women in Canada remains at 19 per cent. Canada ties with the U.S. for 11th spot and earns a “C” grade. The gender income gap ranges from a low of 8 per cent in Norway to a high of 29 per cent in Japan.
The Conference Board of Canada in 2010 reports, http://www.conferenceboard.ca/hcp/details/society/gender-income-gap.aspx
Trust me, ask for more money in your next negotiation. Think twice about supervising your old boss – it’s kind of tricky.