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  • Solve interpersonal problems rather than recycling them

    Q. I am overwhelmed in my job and often don't have time to deal with people who are incompetent, huffy or wasting my time. When I try to get other people to focus on the job, they often look upset and I still don't get them to be productive. How can I...
  • 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...
  • 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-...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Want a blissful job? Start small

    Q. I know what my dream job would be and I want to go directly after my ideal career. The problem is I have no idea how to get to my goal. I alternate between thinking I'm stupid, thinking I lack courage, and believing other people are just luckier. How...
  • Sharing your feelings won't boost your effectiveness at work

    Q. I've been through quite a bit of therapy, and I believe it is important for me to be honest with my feelings at work. The other day I told a coworker he was hurting my feelings, and he just got mad. Isn't the point of mental health to know how you...