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  • To excel in your career, learn how to dream big

    Q. I pride myself on not being a difficult or picky person. However, at work I find I often end up with the projects my coworkers don't want. I'd like to create a better quality of work life but don't want to be demanding. What strategies can I use to...
  • Intuition is key to uncommon success

    Q. I often hear that timing is critical to workplace success. I do try to analyze the best moment to take action at work but find myself paralyzed by all the possibilities and a lack of complete data. How do I figure out timing as I navigate my complex...
  • Avoid the 'fight to be right' to get results

    Q. I'm an avid reader of this column and am puzzled by why you so often recommend telling coworkers they are right in an argument. I think the truth is important. I always speak my mind. Do I have to pick between making my point and being effective at...
  • Want a promotion? Make mistakes

    Q. I have a job where the same thing never happens twice. I end up making a lot of mistakes. My boss says mistakes are just part of the learning curve, but I get so upset I shake when I realize I screwed up. How can I develop more self-confidence? A. You...
  • Best interpersonal tips for the workplace of 2013

    Every December, as the year draws to a close, I condense the most important advice I've given over the past year. Here's wishing that you start off your New Year loaded with presents that will help you be present to all of the opportunities waiting for...
  • The advantages of being low maintenance

    Q. I have tried to use advice you give in this column to help me get more help at work. However, I keep getting feedback that I'm high maintenance. In every job I've had, people seem to like me at first. Then they start avoiding me. I make sure I give...
  • To succeed, set aside ego

    Q. My workplace seems wackier than usual recently. I've had several people just blow up at me and tell me all the ways I'm doing a bad job. I try to explain my position but they just keep criticizing me. Is there any way to deal with someone who just...
  • 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,...
  • Stop getting hurt in workplace jungle

    Q. My boss is mean, rude and ungrateful. I have been nothing but nice and hard working and he just seems to get worse. I have coworkers who are also rude, and he seems to leave them alone. Why is being nice making me a target? How can I get my boss to...
  • Fix workplace burnout

    Q. My company has been in crisis mode for about three years now, and I am thoroughly burned out. I don't want to be seen as lazy, but I need a break, vacation and some life balance. At first, I was productive with the long hours, but now I make repeated...
  • 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...
  • Focus on results not getting apology

    Q. I have to work with another team and manager who treats me and my team badly. I keep trying to get him and his team members to see that the way they act is unprofessional. The manager gets huffy and his team members get hostile. How can I get them to...