Kirsten Salyer

Kirsten Salyer

Kirsten Salyer

Kirsten Salyer is a Senior Editor at Ladders, based in Geneva, Switzerland. She can be reached at

Articles by Kirsten Salyer

future of work

How ‘onlyness’ makes us powerful

Stop holding yourself back.


What the working class can teach America’s professionals

They have an important message about the role of work.


How to let go of email anxiety and be more productive

Let go of the idea of "inbox zero."

the whole human

The dark downside of our pursuit of happiness at work

Are you putting too much stock in being happy at work?

office culture

How to create an engaged work culture

Make values as clearly defined as performance.

future of work

TheSkimm founders: ‘You never stop learning’

'Success is something that is constantly evolving.'

The Whole Human

How to spot lies and uncover the truth at work

Thinking critically about facts is essential.

The Whole Human

Smelly foods, fingernail clippings, and why we need manners at work

We spoke to an etiquette expert about what not to do.

Levelling Up

How video games can help you succeed at work

They can teach you how to level up in life.

the whole human

‘I overcame burnout. Here’s how you can too.’

We live in a driven and distracted world, and management is not recognizing the effect on workers

Words at Work

How swearing at work can help you succeed

Profanity can be a powerful tool in the workplace.


I gave an elevator pitch in an elevator, and it worked—sort of

In a world filled with so much information, it's time to rethink the prepared networking speech.