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Jan
8
In the Office – Feeling guilty for not working weekends

Q. I’m working for a start-up and I feel guilty when I’m not working at night and on weekends because I know there is so much to do.  I’m starting to feel burnout; how do take time for myself and not feel guilty? 

A. Great question! Guilt is the burden …

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Dec
18
In the Office: Spending Too Much Time Meeting People

Q. Much of my work involves meeting with people inside and outside my company, which I enjoy but often that time is not productive for me.  I have a hard time saying no because I see it as part of my job which means I am doing the rest of

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Dec
4
In the Office – How do I find balance?

Q. My job is extremely demanding; how can I find a work-life balance?

A. Great question! Work-life balance is more of a counter-balance since it’s rare anyone can consistently split their time or attention 50/50. Even if you enjoy your work, it’s important to remember you teach people how to …

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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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