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  • How to invent a dream job

    Q. I don't think the job I want is in the want ads. Does that mean I can't make money doing what I want? A. Most hybrid or emerging jobs are not in the classifieds. Especially when people reach the middle of their careers, they can find themselves with...
  • Want to shape up workplace? Change your approach

    Q. I am so tired of unappreciative bosses, difficult coworkers and demanding customers. I work hard to communicate effectively and be helpful. Can't other people be bothered to learn to behave decently in the workplace? A. No, as you have observed not...
  • Top Interpersonal Edge Tips for 2012

    As loyal readers know, at the end of each year I summarize the advice I gave over the year into one practical wisdom-packed column. Thank you for sharing your struggles, insights and victories! So, dear readers, here you go, and Happy Interpersonal...
  • Managing stupid people tricks

    Q. My organization has tripled the number of employees I supervise, and I'm exhausted with how many stupid mistakes they make. I make every effort to train them and yet they still manage to misunderstand nearly everything I say. How can I make the job...
  • How to defuse whining at the office

    Q. I work in an industry where it seems like everyone has a graduate degree in whining. I listen to so many complaints on a daily basis it makes me want to quit. What can I do to get people to stop whining and act like they are older than two? A....
  • Create 'learning organization'

    Q. I know I misunderstood something one of my employees said and overreacted. We used to have a great relationship. Now he hardly looks at me. I really don't want to have to admit I was wrong? How can I fix the relationship and still keep my pride? A....
  • What do women want?

    Q. I have a female manager who is newly promoted and seems to be constantly disappointed in me. She asks me a lot of questions but doesn't give many directions. I tell her the truth when she asks me if I have time to schedule a meeting or do a project,...
  • Martyrdom is not a path to workplace advancement

    Q. I have sacrificed a lot for my current job and company. Unfortunately, I don't see an equal amount of reward coming from my boss or organization. She seems to take all the extra work I do as expected. If I'm going to work this hard, I want some...
  • Body language can make or break career

    Q. How do I understand nonverbal communication at work? I've read books on body language, but I am still pretty confused. Are there any easy guidelines to help interpret what body language means? A. Western culture mostly associates the physical body...
  • Time management tips for the overloaded

    Q. Our company has gone through major changes the last five years. Every change seems to mean that I get more responsibility. I'm so overloaded right now that I could work round the clock and still not get everything done. Do you have any time...
  • Guarantee good luck at work

    Q. I see people who seem to be born with a rabbit's foot in their pocket that works. They show up at the right time, say the right thing, and usually get what they want. Are they lucky or smart? A. People who seem to be born under a lucky star are...