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  • 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...
  • Don't fall prey to the office psychopath

    Q. I work with a guy who's very smart, superficially charming, a pathological liar, and who appears to have zero interest in how he impacts others. As long as he gets away with his manipulation, he smiles and shamelessly pulls another con. In the...
  • You can turn complaints into solutions

    Q. I manage a customer service department with a demanding clientele. Between the whining of our customers and the whining of my employees, I'm surrounded by negativity. By the end of the day, I'm exhausted. Is there a better way to manage all the...
  • Save your help for those who ask

    Q. I've been doing well in my career for a long time. Lately, however, I'm noticing that when I attempt to point out pretty obvious problems, a lot of people either cut me off or get angry at me. I think it's my responsibility to pass on what I've learned...
  • To get what you want, ask 'how' not 'if'

    Q. At work I try hard to be polite. When I would like something I ask others if I can do what I would like. Most of the time they refuse, I feel frustrated and I don't understand why my polite approach isn't working. Is there a better way to ask people to...
  • Learn to discern whom to mentor

    Q. I've managed employees at organization for 20 years and consider myself an exceptional mentor. What I find frustrating is how often my employees both don't appreciate my help and don't use what I have to offer. Can you explain why people are often so...
  • Want great employees? Set them free

    Q. I have a new part-time hire whom I like and who is good at his job. The problem is he is acting burdened when I ask way in advance for him to work any overtime. He knew this was a condition of his job. How can I talk to him about this issue? A. You...
  • Be here now for workplace success

    Q. I always hear about the power of being in the present and can see the "now" might have spiritual benefit. I fail, however, to see how being present can help me make more money or advance in my company. Plus, when I attempt to be more present I tend...
  • Spot narcissists before they hurt you

    Q. I swear that half the people I work with lack empathy and are arrogant and completely self-absorbed. What can I do so they don't make me miserable? A. Research reveals that most narcissists are aware of their self-absorption. Start by asking a...
  • Butterfly breeze trumps Godzilla strategies at work

    Q. I actually have some free time at work, and I am attempting to look busy. What can I do with my downtime that will pay the biggest dividends in the future when it comes to avoiding issues with others? A. Look around at everything in your workplace...
  • Reflections for a new year of success in work and life

    As we face a new year full of resolutions, persisting problems and new challenges, here are a few ideas to unwrap that might help you at work. Don't let ghosts of the past ruin your future. What we decide to do with what happens to us is more important...