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  • 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...
  • Want more money? Read this

    Q. I'm in a field that is not highly paid. I'm tired of working long hours and doing hard work for a small paycheck. Is there any way to take my current skills and make more money? A. Yes, stop thinking of yourself as your job title. Instead, redefine...
  • Is 2012 the end of work?

    Q. I keep hearing about the Mayan prophecies, reading about increasing global issues, and hearing prophecies of economic and worldwide doom. Should we even be trying to get ahead in a world that may be ending? A. Yes, since most of us are seriously...
  • Key to sustaining achievement is avoiding burnout

    Q. My job requires long hours, lots of stress, and social events with clients. Lately, I find myself chronically exhausted and catching every cold. Friends are always talking to me about taking care of myself. How do you balance that with a demanding...
  • Listen for heart of message

    Q. I have a coworker who is always giving me advice and trying to help me. I am good at what I do and tired of being insulted by this condescension. How do I get him to back off and quit assuming I'm incompetent? A. You can get him to back off by...
  • 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...
  • Best of 2011

    As many of you sit underneath brilliantly lit trees today opening gifts from "Santa," I'd like to add a few gifts for you to unwrap and launch you into 2012 with more peace, power and productivity. As my loyal readers know, I review my best advice over...
  • The secret to New Year's resolutions

    Q. Everyone in my office is vowing to give up coffee, gossip or bad work habits. Mostly I just find these conversations depressing. I know that, come February, no one will be reaching any of these goals. Is there any way to create a goal for change that...
  • Secret to exceptional customer service

    Q. I'm a manager of a customer service department and have spent hours training my team both internally and hiring outside customer service consultants. The problem is that many customers seem to think being a jerk is an interpersonal technique. The worst...
  • Want revenge? Consider the cost first

    Q. I was recently fired from a job I loved because I had a coworker I thought was a friend who undermined me with my boss. I just landed a new job with a competing company. I find myself obsessing with ways to ruin my coworker's career the way he ruined...
  • 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...