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  • 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...
  • Build buzz for future goals

    Q. I like to live each day at a time. I'm pretty laid back and like to be spontaneous, but I'm in my late 30s and my career is not thriving. How can I start getting the promotions and the salary I want? A. If you want to move up a corporate food chain,...
  • Steer clear of "dragon" wars at work

    Q. I have a new job that I love. My boss just took me aside and told me there was a female manager who thinks I dress inappropriately and don't do my job well. I can tell she doesn't like this woman one bit. I want to take feedback well, but I'm not...
  • Brilliant interview questions for prospective hires

    Q. I am being asked to do more and more hiring of new employees for my team. We have a standard set of interview questions, but people don't always tell the truth. Especially when it comes to interpersonal skills, I have trouble screening for quality...
  • Change bad habit before it starts

    Q. I know I have some bad habits as a manager, but I don't typically see them until after I've created a conflict. How can I get ahead of these behaviors and try to stop myself before I create more problems for myself? A. There are three critical steps...
  • Fix workplace burnout

    Q. My company has been in crisis mode for about three years now, and I am thoroughly burned out. I don't want to be seen as lazy, but I need a break, vacation and some life balance. At first, I was productive with the long hours, but now I make repeated...
  • Helping employee understand the meaning of 'no'

    Q. I have an employee that treats "no" as little more than a speed bump. He just goes faster and pretends I didn't say anything. Also, if I give him an inch on any policy, he figures the policy doesn't even apply. I have had repeated conversations where I...
  • 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...
  • Stop boss' son from ruining company

    Q. My boss's son thinks he is God and is suppose to become a partner. He's ruining the policies, workplace and general morale. Is there any way to stop him without losing my job? A. The power to stop this guy actually lies only with his father. However,...
  • End the gravy train for 'special' employee

    Q. I have an employee on my team who is charming and always trying to get me to give him extra goodies. He wants extra time with me, special treatment or for me to bend the rules for him. I'm exhausted trying to manage him. How do I let him know his gravy...
  • Inspire generosity in coworkers

    Q. By nature I'm a rather envious person. When I notice coworkers getting advantages I don't, I tend to obsess. I find my coworkers are tight-lipped and often unhelpful. How can I get more support from my work team? A. You'll get more support from your...