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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Grumpy feelings can lead you to effectiveness

    Q. I just turned 50, and I feel like I'm turning into a grumpy old woman at work. Everything and everyone is irritating to me! The weird thing is even small things bug me more. Do you think this is just menopause or is something else going on? A. Hormone...
  • The power of not knowing

    Q. I've been in my job for 20 years. When I started in my career, I thought I knew just about everything. Now most days I wrestle with how much I don't know. How do you deal with getting good enough at what you do to see how much more you don't know? A....
  • To solve problems at work, focus on desired outcome

    Q. The longer I am in my career, the more I see doing well in my job boils down to superb problem solving. The trouble is that I can clearly see what is not working but really struggle to come up with a new approach. Do you have any tips to improve...
  • Don't let holiday blues get you down

    Q. What is the best way to handle the stressed-out coworkers and customers I am handling over the holiday season. People seem irritable, irrational and touchy -- not exactly the happiest time of the year. Are there strategies for coping with a 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...
  • Manage hearts to manage heads

    Q. I manage many entry-level positions that are mostly staffed by twentysomethings. Many of them are so opinionated, entitled and touchy that it is hard to work with them. How can you motivate and manage people who are so certain that their point of...
  • Want a new career? Explore new hobbies

    Q. I'm in my 40s and wondering if I picked the wrong career track. I don't know what else I might want to do, but I feel bored and irritated more often than I ever did when I was young and idealistic. What should I do? A. When I advise clients in a...