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  • Secrets to succeeding at New Year's resolutions

    Q. Seems like January is always a good time to evaluate my habits and attempt to set up better goals. I'd like to work on everything from keeping my desk cleaner to not saying snarky things in meetings. Seems by February every year, all my good intentions...
  • Burned out and can't retire? Here are some tips for a recharge

    Q. I'm 63 and have been working my whole life. I'm completely burned out but know I can't afford to retire. I'm afraid my attitude is going to start affecting the quality of my work. How can I recharge my interest in my career? A. You can recharge your...
  • Flying off handle won't create change

    Q. I am one that flies off the handle and there is a big reason I do. I'm interrupted so much that when I am trying to speak, if someone doesn't interrupt me, I actually stutter. I've spoken up and it still happens. Any suggestions? I'm starting to hate...
  • Don't fall for fantasy in the workplace

    Q. My team and my manager work with a charismatic supervisor who is always telling lies about what he's going to do for our company. My team and manager hang on every word he says, make excuses for why he doesn't deliver, and then look forward to his next...
  • 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...
  • Helping others in the office is a way to help yourself

    Q. The advice in your column often seems geared to avoid making other people uncomfortable. My job is hard enough without having to walk on eggshells about other people's feelings. Since the tools you teach seem to be tricky to learn and take time, how...
  • 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,...