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  • Helping employee understand the meaning of 'no'

    Q. I have an employee that treats "no" as little more than a speed bump. He just goes faster and pretends I didn't say anything. Also, if I give him an inch on any policy, he figures the policy doesn't even apply. I have had repeated conversations where I...
  • 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...
  • The art of getting what you want through concession

    Q. In a recent column, you wrote, "Most people around you will actually give away what they originally wanted if you will just let them be right." I can't understand how your scenario could possibly work. It sounds as though if I disagree with a colleague...
  • Stop workplace drama queens

    Q. I am so tired of the personal drama in my workplace. It seems like a lot of my coworkers constantly search out any reason to go on and on about what is unfair, or how people are mean, or they never get what they deserve. Honestly, I'm fine with problem...
  • 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...