Projects & Initiatives

AFMW Projects and Initiatives

The AFMW has embarked on several initiatives and projects over the years. These aim to either shed further light on the issues that we advocate for, or assist medical women both professionally and personally. If you are interested in conducting research or undertaking a project that is in alignment with our mission, we are very willing to assist.

Projects & Initiatives

20 Bad Habits That Can Hold You Back

From Business Week and Executive Coach Marshall Goldsmith comes 20 common bad habits that can hold you back from achieving the leadership heights you aspire to:

  • Winning Too Much: The need to win at all costs and in all situations—when it matters, when it doesn’t, and when it’s totally beside the point.
  • Adding Too Much Value: The overwhelming desire to add our two cents to every discussion.
  • Passing Judgment: The need to rate others and impose our standards on them.
  • Making Destructive Comments: The needless sarcasms and cutting remarks that we think make us sound sharp and witty.
  • Starting with “No,” “But,” or “However”: The overuse of these qualifiers, which secretly say to everyone, “I’m right. You’re wrong.”
  • Telling the World How Smart We Are: The need to show people we’re smarter than they think we are.
  • Speaking When Angry: Using emotional volatility as a management tool.
  • Negativity: The need to share our negative thoughts, even when we weren’t asked.
  • Withholding Information: The refusal to share information in order to maintain an advantage over others.
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Career Development

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Professional Contribution

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