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  • INTERPERSONAL EDGE, For release 02/02/14

    Q. I get such wonderful insights and practical ideas from being an avid reader of your column and found myself wondering if you yourself ever make any New Year's resolutions. If you do, how do you pick what you want to improve and how do you implement...
  • 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...
  • Dealing with adversity: Vent privately, accept reality and get to work

    Q. I often see better choices I could have made after a crisis at work has passed. Is there a way I can pay more attention before and during a predicament? A. Even the most successful business men and women in history constantly faced adversity. The...
  • Acting well is important in face of adversity

    Q. I've had adversity after adversity in the last two years. Just when I think I've entered a stable state at work, everything and everyone changes. I'm exhausted, cranky and fantasizing about telling everyone off. Is there any technique you teach for...
  • Coworkers respond to consequences, not nagging

    Q. I am completely baffled why people around me at work don't change when I explain how their actions are causing me problems. I am articulate and repeatedly express that it is upsetting when they drop the ball. How can I do a better job of explaining the...
  • To be more effective, ask 'How?' and 'What?' -- not 'Why?'

    Q. I'm a very inquisitive person and always ask people I work with to tell me why they want things a certain way. My boss is telling me I'm creating a hostile work environment. Is there a problem with asking why? How can I get good information, and why...
  • Use carrots not sticks with 20-something generation

    Q. I'm a manager in my 50s with a lot of employees in their 20s. I'm getting to the point where I don't want to hire a younger employee because they don't seem to listen, they want rewards without earning them, don't seem to see what needs to get done,...
  • 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...
  • Let go of fantasies about how workplace 'should be'

    Q. I'm in my 50s and starting to notice that most of the beliefs I had about work in my 20s were wrong. Many people break promises, hard work often doesn't get rewarded, and the truly responsible employees often get in trouble. How can I cope better...
  • How to foil the office bully

    Q. A recently hired employee is being bullied by the employee who trained that person. The boss does nothing to discourage the bully. My husband thinks I should ignore it. I want to do something but not to put my job in jeopardy. The only advice I gave...
  • Negotiate for results rather than empathy

    Q. I consider myself a good communicator. When people hurt my feelings at work, I let them know they are upsetting me. What I don't understand is why other people get so defensive and annoyed when I am just being clear. How can I get people to listen to...