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  • Success should be your goal, not self-esteem

    Q. When I tell my boss or coworkers that I need help or have a problem, they make it pretty clear I must be incompetent. I am so tired of being criticized if I'm not superhuman. How can I get them to stop being shaming when I can't meet their...
  • Get your kids ready for real work world

    Q. My teens are getting ready to go to college, and I see 20-year-olds having a terrible time getting jobs. Are there some tips you can give to help me get my kids ready for the real world of work? A. As much as we parents love to coddle kids, the rest...
  • Being ignored? Speak up!

    Q. I work as a traveling teacher spread throughout several districts. My office is in a building where I attend weekly morning meetings. The group that is part of these meetings has frequent lunches that I'm never invited to. Should I even say something...
  • 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...
  • Just say no to hiring personality problems

    Q. I recently hired a guy who is very smart, but I knew he was really self-absorbed and entitled. I thought his resume and skill set would be worth his demanding attitude. I'm finding that he is pawning projects off on coworkers, lying to me about what he...
  • 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,...
  • Martyrdom is not a path to workplace advancement

    Q. I have sacrificed a lot for my current job and company. Unfortunately, I don't see an equal amount of reward coming from my boss or organization. She seems to take all the extra work I do as expected. If I'm going to work this hard, I want some...
  • Body language can make or break career

    Q. How do I understand nonverbal communication at work? I've read books on body language, but I am still pretty confused. Are there any easy guidelines to help interpret what body language means? A. Western culture mostly associates the physical body...
  • Time management tips for the overloaded

    Q. Our company has gone through major changes the last five years. Every change seems to mean that I get more responsibility. I'm so overloaded right now that I could work round the clock and still not get everything done. Do you have any time...
  • Guarantee good luck at work

    Q. I see people who seem to be born with a rabbit's foot in their pocket that works. They show up at the right time, say the right thing, and usually get what they want. Are they lucky or smart? A. People who seem to be born under a lucky star are...