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  • Effective parenting can help kids succeed financially

    Q: I have young adult kids getting ready to enter the work world. I see so many parents who end up supporting their kids financially. Are there approaches you teach that help kids become financially independent and succeed in their chosen careers? A:...
  • Become your own executive coach

    Q: I'm often my own worst enemy. Especially when I face challenges, I speak to myself in really mean-spirited ways. Then I end up feeling resentful and doing nothing. How can I break this vicious cycle? A: We all carry around an enormous amount of self-...
  • You can calm the inner demons that feed chaos in the workplace

    Q: Is it my imagination, or do more people seem to be losing their minds in workplace settings? When I watch how often people make stupid decisions, I can't understand what they're thinking. Is there any way you can get people to act in a more sane way at...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Make office adversary your new best friend

    Q: There's one guy in my office who drives me up a wall. He's self-centered, arrogant and always putting others down. I've tried rising above it, but that doesn't work. I try feeling sorry for him and that doesn't work. The truth is, I'd like to tar and...
  • Being 'abnormal' could preserve your peace of mind

    Q: I'm senior management and have a stressful job with a lot of responsibility. I'm also juggling kids, a marriage, friends, family and life logistics. Last year, my blood pressure skyrocketed and I kept getting sick. How do normal people juggle all these...
  • Don't let negative thoughts block your road to success

    Q. For me to be a success, I have to get my current boss to promote me. I've tried a million things to curry favor, impress my boss, and do stellar work, but no promotion is in the offing. How can I get the opportunities I want and get my boss to see my...