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  • How to fix a depressing workplace

    Q. My workplace is a depressing environment. The cubicles are grey, close together and plain. I often leave work feeling flat, low energy and gloomy. Is there anything I can do to make my surroundings less dismal? A. Yes, there is a lot of research...
  • An edge for discouraged job seekers

    Q. I'm in my 20s and I'm discouraged about how to give myself any advantage in such a competitive tough job market. Are there strategies you recommend to clients who are struggling to get the attention of potential employers? A. Yes, surprisingly the...
  • Want Promotion? Don't Work Long Hours!

    Q. I have been working overtime with no extra pay for about five years with absolutely nothing to show for it. I thought hard work was rewarded by companies. What am I doing wrong? A. Promotions are a tricky mix of advanced interpersonal skills,...
  • Not LinkedIn -- can you still get a job?

    Q. The extent of my technological savvy is that I have an email address. Do you have to join all the Internet networks to get a job these days? A. No, a job is still a matter of connecting with the person who needs your services and proving you are the...
  • Finish year with promotion

    Q. There is a promotion available in my department. I've worked hard and excelled, but I am concerned I won't be the first person considered. I am an introvert and tend to be quiet in meetings. How do I make sure my name is in the running? A. Make sure...
  • Drooling over career daydream? Try it on!

    Q. The last few years have been really hard in my industry. I find myself increasingly daydreaming about opening a surf shop on some distant tropical island or a restaurant anywhere but here. My friends tell me I'm having a mid-career crisis. Is there any...
  • Gratitude is the best workplace power tool

    Q. I'm trying to move ahead in my company and have been reading a lot of success books. What do you consider one of the best attitudes to cultivate that are common to people who get ahead in corporations? A. Gratitude is one of the most effective...
  • Inspire generosity in coworkers

    Q. By nature I'm a rather envious person. When I notice coworkers getting advantages I don't, I tend to obsess. I find my coworkers are tight-lipped and often unhelpful. How can I get more support from my work team? A. You'll get more support from your...
  • Have it all -- just not at the same time!

    Q. I am part of a networking group of professional parents that talk quite a bit about "having it all." I have three small children, a demanding job and a good marriage. I don't want to be a pessimist, but I see no way to juggle all three roles...
  • Success means multiple career plans

    Q. I'm attempting to do career planning for 2012. However, every time I think I have a plan, something changes in my industry. How do you plan when you have no way of knowing what changes are going to occur in your organization and field? A. You can cope...
  • How to get employee into counseling

    Q. I have an employee that seriously needs some psychotherapy. He is touchy and defensive, and he alienates his coworkers. He is also brilliant and productive. How do I bring up the topic without making him believe I'm questioning his mental health? A....