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  • Speak up if you want gratitude

    Q. No one seems to be noticing all the good work I have done. I am very good at my job, tackle the hard projects, and even help out when my coworkers are swamped. Do I just work for an unusually ungrateful organization? A. No, unless you make coworkers...
  • Multitask and avoid workplace ADD

    Q. I'm starting to wonder if I have ADD at work. At home I can focus fine, but I get into my office and the demand to multitask makes my brain numb. By lunch I am so overwhelmed I just sit at my desk and stare. What do you tell your executive coaching...
  • Steer clear of "dragon" wars at work

    Q. I have a new job that I love. My boss just took me aside and told me there was a female manager who thinks I dress inappropriately and don't do my job well. I can tell she doesn't like this woman one bit. I want to take feedback well, but I'm not...
  • Don't get even at work; think about ways to get ahead

    Q. I get angry at work because people rarely do what they should. I end up picking up the pieces. My boss recently told me my coworkers think I'm creating a hostile workplace. Well, I think they are not doing the job they're paid for. Am I right? A. Yes,...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Identify root of workplace problems

    Q. I'm generally overwhelmed by the number of problems I face at work every day. I've been to time management classes. I know how to prioritize. I still see no way to actually fix the mountain of issues that face me every Monday morning. Is there some way...
  • Make boss 'get real' about expectations

    Q. My boss has ridiculous expectations about what I should do at work. I'm getting exhausted from him telling me to "fly" and me having to explain why I can't. Is there any diplomatic way to get a boss to get real when it comes to expectations of...
  • Is there fast track to success?

    Q. I've been working in my field for about 10 years and am frustrated at my slow progress. I keep reading in books and magazines about clever people who leaped over obstacles on a fast track to success. Is there a secret to getting to the top quickly? A....
  • How to handle a paranoid colleague

    Q. I work with someone who always finds the worst possible interpretation for anything anyone does. I've had bent over backwards trying to make this guy feel safe, and to see that I have good intentions and am not out to get him. Nothing works. How do you...
  • Break free of office war

    Q. One of my coworkers is the most oppositional, stubborn and argumentative people I have ever met. If I say black, he says white. I spend half my day arguing with him and the other half trying to point out why he doesn't have his facts right. How do I...