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  • Want brilliant employees? Hire an intern

    Q. I am in charge of bringing entry-level employees into my company. Our turnover is a thing of wonder. Is there any way to do a better job screening before I make a commitment to hire and end up disappointed? Watching new employees come and go is...
  • How not to unwittingly start workplace gender war

    Q. I am a guy in a field with a lot of executive women as my peers. I've noticed women and men really do seem to come from different planets. Are there any general tools women and men use so our differences don't become a battle ground? A. Yes, women and...
  • How to tell you're working with a narcissist

    Q. One of my resolutions this year is to be a better judge of character of those I work with. I'm often unpleasantly surprised by the bad behavior of bosses, employees and customers. Since you are a people skills expert, I wanted to know if there was...
  • Taming the green-eyed monster on the job

    Q. I'm having enormous career success and have some envious coworkers who are making up lies about me. Sometimes I defend myself and counter the lies. Sometimes I stay quiet. How do I deal effectively with envy about my hard-earned success? A. People who...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • How to fix workplace problems through time travel

    Q. I often find myself with problems I can't predict at work that make my workday rotten. I notice you offer ideas on how to see problems coming. Is there any technique I can use to spot problems before they ruin my day? A. Yes, write a list of the...
  • Sick of next 'big idea'? Get results instead

    Q. I work for an organization that seems to be committed to the next Big Idea. It has vision statements, abstract goals and no specific plans. I'm a relatively new hire and trying to be successful. Is there a way to succeed when I have no idea what my...
  • 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....
  • A funny answer turneth away stress

    Q. I work in a job where my team can be deadly serious. Everybody gets stressed, curt and hostile. The other day I said something funny in a meeting and the whole mood lightened. Will I still be taken seriously if I cut the heavy mood with humor...
  • Top Interpersonal Edge Tips for 2012

    As loyal readers know, at the end of each year I summarize the advice I gave over the year into one practical wisdom-packed column. Thank you for sharing your struggles, insights and victories! So, dear readers, here you go, and Happy Interpersonal...