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We were recently quoted in the Wall Street Journal about Age in the Workplace

Read the Wall Street Journal article: To Look Young at Work, Hiding Your (Child's) Age - Working parents who mix with young colleagues may hesitate to reveal they have teenagers by Sue Shellenbarger.

  With adoptions, blended families, second marriages, third marriages, children’s ages are just not relevant anymore” as an indicator of a person’s age, says Karen Kaufman, president of the Kaufman Partnership, Philadelphia, Impression Management consultants.  Link to the article

Executive Presence

Hard to Define but Obvious When Missing

By Karen D. Kaufman, MSOD The phone rings at The Kaufman Partnership and a Vice President of Human Resources is on the line. “We have a talented individual that we want to promote and they have the business skills but they are missing something. Can you help”?   This concern is common — and in board...

Impression Confessions

When do you think you started managing your impression?

By Karen D. Kaufman, MSOD When I ask this question in company seminars, I get a variety of answers from high school, grade school, first job…really? As I have reflected on this question myself, I started managing my impression when I realized that as a young child I could influence my parents in different ways,...