sorry – or do you find yourself giving a long list of reasons because
you feel so guilty?
skirt’ – and it’s thwarting your chances of getting a promotion.
women apologize too frequently and lack confidence in their abilities, a
report on daily mail reads.
Ann Francke, chief executive of the Chartered Management Institute, said:
‘Take this example – a woman is late for a meeting.Young woman in office Rather than just sitting down and getting on with the meeting, they say:
“I’m so sorry. I had to take the kids to school or the dog
was sick.” They over-explain. A man would just say “Sorry I’m late”,
sit down and get on with it. It is a phenomenon known as being a “sorry
According to the report, women don’t think they need to publicise their achievements, while men will broadcast theirs.
‘Women sit there thinking the work I am doing is so great someone will come along and they’ll put a tiara on my head.At the next desk, a young man … has no embarrassment about jumping on his desk and saying to the boss: “Look at me. Aren’t I fabulous?”’