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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...
  • 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...
  • Perspective and self-awareness will improve attitude at work

    Q. There are some specific recurrent problems in my job that I am obsessing about. I end up feeling frustrated, stuck and powerless to come up with solutions. Are there just some situations you can't improve, or am I looking at the problem without the...
  • A-plus performance depends on accountability

    Q. The largest problem I have at work is with other people. Every time something goes wrong at my job, I'm staring at someone who did something stupid, incompetent or thoughtless. How do you approach problems that are someone else's fault? A. The only...
  • Customer not always right, but he's never wrong

    Q. I've tried to explain to an important customer that he misunderstood our policies when he hired my company. The customer can't admit he was wrong and is now talking to my boss, and I'm in trouble. How did this end up my fault? A. Implying, hinting...
  • Is courtesy no longer common?

    Q. What happened to common courtesy? I'm a marketing consultant and I notice increasing number of people who don't return phone calls, expect my time for free, and don't even show up for scheduled meetings! How do I handle such common rudeness? 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...
  • Politeness in workplace doesn't cost, it pays

    Q. I'm told I'm gruff and perceived as difficult at work. The truth is I focus on getting the job done. I watched a news show yesterday about how people at work sabotage you when they don't like you. In the show, the baristas at coffee shops even gave...
  • 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...
  • 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...