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  • 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...
  • Cope with death at work

    Q. My wife recently died from cancer and I am finding it difficult to care at all about my work. I need the income and don't want to be fired. How can I cope with this loss and still do my job? A. You can cope with this loss by realizing that in the long...
  • Get uncooperative coworker to help

    Q. My manager wants me to work with a guy who never follows through on what I ask him to do. Then my manager blames me for not getting my work done. I have tried to tell my coworker that he needs to cooperate with me or I'll get in trouble, but he doesn't...
  • Want more money? Read this

    Q. I'm in a field that is not highly paid. I'm tired of working long hours and doing hard work for a small paycheck. Is there any way to take my current skills and make more money? A. Yes, stop thinking of yourself as your job title. Instead, redefine...
  • Is 2012 the end of work?

    Q. I keep hearing about the Mayan prophecies, reading about increasing global issues, and hearing prophecies of economic and worldwide doom. Should we even be trying to get ahead in a world that may be ending? A. Yes, since most of us are seriously...
  • Key to sustaining achievement is avoiding burnout

    Q. My job requires long hours, lots of stress, and social events with clients. Lately, I find myself chronically exhausted and catching every cold. Friends are always talking to me about taking care of myself. How do you balance that with a demanding...
  • Listen for heart of message

    Q. I have a coworker who is always giving me advice and trying to help me. I am good at what I do and tired of being insulted by this condescension. How do I get him to back off and quit assuming I'm incompetent? A. You can get him to back off by...
  • The secret to office time management

    Q. Seems like every day I have 90 items on my to-do list and nothing gets done. Instead, my boss, coworkers and clients end up giving me 90 more tasks. I feel completely overwhelmed. Is there any trick to time management in the workplace? A. Yes, there...