office

Nov
20
In the Office – My Colleague is Rude

Q. I care a lot about the people on my team, so it’s frustrating when one of my “intellectual” colleagues with whom we collaborate talks down to them, is rude and insulting to the group.  What can I do to improve the situation for me and my team?  

A.  Great

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Nov
6
In the Office – My Direct Report is Confrontational

Q.  I have a very hardworking yet confrontational direct report.  I find when we disagree I take responsibility for the disagreement to prevent the situation from escalating and in hopes she takes some responsibility as well, but she doesn’t.  How can I get her to see her role in a

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Oct
23
In The Office – I’m a Perfectionist!

Q. When working on projects, planning events and even corresponding with people, I like to make sure it’s perfect.  The challenge is I know I spend more time than necessary which is preventing me from getting all my work done.  What can I do?

A. A high attention to detail

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Oct
9
In The Office – I’m Burned Out!

Q. Although I get two weeks vacation each year, our company is struggling, so this year I didn’t take my vacation. I’m totally burned out and still don’t feel like I can leave without risking my job; what do I do?

A. Your dedication, although commendable, is detrimental to you

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Sep
11
Work Smarter Not Harder

When working with a new business client, I always ask “who is your ideal client?”  The answer I hear most often is, “anyone who will pay me” or I’m given a varied and unconnected list of client profiles. It’s no wonder that people have issues with client retention, when they …

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