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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • How to spin a bad reference

    Q. During an interview, how do you handle it if your last supervisor will give you a less than glowing reference? Am I doomed? A. You are not doomed, but you will need to consider other referral sources within your last organization or contemplate...
  • 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,...