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  • When reality bites, adapt!

    Q. I spend a lot of time at work bitching in my head about the "way things are." I'm in my early 30s and disillusioned about all the ideals I started with in my career. The rules I played by in my 20s didn't get me where I want to go. Now I'm trying to reformat my expectations. Do you have any tips on how to deal with the fact that reality bites and how to be effective in situations you don't like?
  • Too much 'honesty' can breed animosity

    Q: I try to be truthful in how I respond to situations at work, but often my honesty seems to make matters worse. How can I navigate tricky workplace problems if just stating the facts from my perspective is counter-productive? A: You can navigate tricky...

    Working smart, not hard, is nothing to feel guilty about!

    Q. I've been dedicated and a workaholic regarding my job goals since I was a teenager. I went to graduate school, got a solid internship and have been climbing the food chain in my industry. The problem is, I'm in my mid-40s now and wondering what's wrong...

    Breakdown to breakthrough: Chaos at work could clear your way to a brighter future

    Q. Lately, I've noticed that situations at work are a lot more likely to be falling apart than falling together. I've worked hard to get where I am. I try hard to notice problems early, as you constantly suggest in your column. Do you think I have bad...

    Let your anger be a motivating force, not a self-defeating one

    Q: I work too much and feel pretty much underpaid and underappreciated. Promises were made when I first took this job, and none of these promises have been fulfilled. When I try to meet with my manager, he avoids me. I figure it's time to hit the job hunt...