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  • Being ignored? Speak up!

    Q. I work as a traveling teacher spread throughout several districts. My office is in a building where I attend weekly morning meetings. The group that is part of these meetings has frequent lunches that I'm never invited to. Should I even say something...
  • Espresso for your career

    Q. I am bored out of my mind with my job. Don't get me wrong; I'm grateful to have a job, but I've been doing the same thing for years and could do it in my sleep. How can you regain some enthusiasm for a job that you've been doing for years? A. There...
  • Help people play the game of work

    Q. Most people in my workplace definitely don't play well with others. I am so tired of doing all the work to keep people on track. I'd like to let people deal with the consequences of their bad behavior. Where at work does it make sense to help people...
  • Shift your perspective, and your results will shift as well

    Q. I'm an optimist about human behavior. I think most people mean well and are kind. Yet in the workplace I am constantly surprised by the thoughtless behavior my coworkers and customers will pull without blinking an eye. What am I missing, and how do I...
  • Build buzz for future goals

    Q. I like to live each day at a time. I'm pretty laid back and like to be spontaneous, but I'm in my late 30s and my career is not thriving. How can I start getting the promotions and the salary I want? A. If you want to move up a corporate food chain,...
  • Help coworker choose diversity, not soap box

    Q. I work with somebody who is a strict vegan. Not a problem except that when we have a party, go out to lunch with customers, or eat in the break room, she gives us judgmental looks and comments about meat. I don't mind her making a choice for herself,...
  • Change bad habit before it starts

    Q. I know I have some bad habits as a manager, but I don't typically see them until after I've created a conflict. How can I get ahead of these behaviors and try to stop myself before I create more problems for myself? A. There are three critical steps...
  • 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...
  • Shape up flaky coworker

    Q. I have a coworker who seems incapable of commitment. She tells me she will help with a project and doesn't show. She is late for meetings. She doesn't get back to me when I ask her about future planning. I'm tired of picking up her dropped balls. Is...
  • Dealing with silly improvement campaigns

    Q. I work part time as a receptionist for a company that uses our branch as a training ground for management. When things are going well for the current management team, why do they begin to focus on the lowest paid staff and the things they can do to...
  • Brilliant interview questions for prospective hires

    Q. I am being asked to do more and more hiring of new employees for my team. We have a standard set of interview questions, but people don't always tell the truth. Especially when it comes to interpersonal skills, I have trouble screening for quality...