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  • Uncommon success a matter of attention to detail

    Q. I have a lot of good intentions at work, but most of my ideas sound great at night and are forgotten by 9 a.m. I read about people who do great things and wonder how they heck they deal with the little stuff. How can I get ahead on the big goals when...
  • Obsession with perfection won't help career

    Q. When I make mistakes at my office, I'm my own worst enemy. I replay my errors, talk about them when I get home, and some nights even dream about what I did wrong. My boss is perfectly happy with my performance, but I see how I can do a better job. I'...
  • Let customer be 'right' to get conflict resolved

    Q. I've tried to explain to an important customer that he misunderstood our policies when he hired my company. The customer can't admit he was wrong and is now talking to my boss, and I'm in trouble. How did this end up as my fault, and how can I get...
  • Courtesy is an advantage, but one few display

    Q. Whatever happened to common courtesy? I'm a marketing consultant, and I notice increasing number of people who don't return phone calls, who expect my time for free, and who don't even show up for scheduled meetings! How do I handle such common...
  • To land a job, walk a mile in employer's shoes

    Q. I've been looking to get a better job and can't figure out how anyone gets hired these days. I send my resume into the technical black hole of computer websites and never hear back from a human being. How can you get a new job when you can't even...
  • Don't bemoan problems at work; learn to solve them

    Q. Why does work seems to be one series of constant problems? I thought once I had been in my field for a while, I would have most of the big challenges figured out in my workplace and could relax and coast. Instead, every day something I never expected...
  • The brilliance of first impressions

    Q. I do an enormous amount of hiring for my organization. After a decade of interviewing, I notice subtle signs right away that tell me how good a potential employee will be. The problem is I feel guilty that I'm not giving people a chance if I jump to...
  • Intuition is key to uncommon success

    Q. I often hear that timing is critical to workplace success. I do try to analyze the best moment to take action at work but find myself paralyzed by all the possibilities and a lack of complete data. How do I figure out timing as I navigate my complex...
  • To fin best career opportunities, you must venture off current map

    Q. I'm finding myself increasingly bored in my job. I am good at it and have been doing it for several years. I can see new opportunities for me but even looking for a new job involves the risk of making my current employer mad. Is there a way to enrich...
  • Turning a nervous breakdown into a personal breakthrough

    Q. I've been in a stressful industry for a long time and am very successful. However, lately I find myself exhausted, bored and irritable about even small problems. Many people have commented that I'm not acting like myself. I wonder if I'm cracking up....
  • Courage is a muscle - use it!

    Q. There are many people I admire in my career, but I think they were all born with a whole lot more courage than I was. I know they had to risk failing or looking foolish or being disappointed. Do you think that some people just start out with more self-...