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  • Save your help for those who ask

    Q. I've been doing well in my career for a long time. Lately, however, I'm noticing that when I attempt to point out pretty obvious problems, a lot of people either cut me off or get angry at me. I think it's my responsibility to pass on what I've learned to people less experienced. Why am I getting punished for trying to be helpful?
  • To get what you want, ask 'how' not 'if'

    Q. At work I try hard to be polite. When I would like something I ask others if I can do what I would like. Most of the time they refuse, I feel frustrated and I don't understand why my polite approach isn't working. Is there a better way to ask people to...

    Learn to discern whom to mentor

    Q. I've managed employees at organization for 20 years and consider myself an exceptional mentor. What I find frustrating is how often my employees both don't appreciate my help and don't use what I have to offer. Can you explain why people are often so...

    Want great employees? Set them free

    Q. I have a new part-time hire whom I like and who is good at his job. The problem is he is acting burdened when I ask way in advance for him to work any overtime. He knew this was a condition of his job. How can I talk to him about this issue? A. You...

    Be here now for workplace success

    Q. I always hear about the power of being in the present and can see the "now" might have spiritual benefit. I fail, however, to see how being present can help me make more money or advance in my company. Plus, when I attempt to be more present I tend...