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  • How to invent a dream job

    Q. I don't think the job I want is in the want ads. Does that mean I can't make money doing what I want? A. Most hybrid or emerging jobs are not in the classifieds. Especially when people reach the middle of their careers, they can find themselves with...
  • 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,...
  • How to tell you're working with a narcissist

    Q. One of my resolutions this year is to be a better judge of character of those I work with. I'm often unpleasantly surprised by the bad behavior of bosses, employees and customers. Since you are a people skills expert, I wanted to know if there was...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • How to train a touchy employee

    Q. I have a new employee that defends herself and feels attacked every time I try to coach on doing her job better. She is adequate at her job but needs to get better at thinking for herself and noticing details. How do I train her without insulting her?...
  • Helping others in the office is a way to help yourself

    Q. The advice in your column often seems geared to avoid making other people uncomfortable. My job is hard enough without having to walk on eggshells about other people's feelings. Since the tools you teach seem to be tricky to learn and take time, how...
  • How to fix workplace problems through time travel

    Q. I often find myself with problems I can't predict at work that make my workday rotten. I notice you offer ideas on how to see problems coming. Is there any technique I can use to spot problems before they ruin my day? A. Yes, write a list of the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...