I founded www.workplacecoachblog.com (still active) & ran for 39 years a nationally respected management consulting firm; authored four books, Beating the Workplace Bully, AMACOM 2016 & Solutions (both rated 4.8 stars out of 5 on amazon.com). I've written a "dear Abby for the workplace" weekly newspaper column for 38 years, love answering coach questions.

Lynne Curry

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Recession Fears Loom; Here’s How to Avoid Being Laid Off & What To Do If You Are | Workplace Coach Blog

Recession fears loom; here's how to avoid being laid off and what to do if you are

    Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

    Working for an Alcoholic Boss & Expecting to Be Fired Tomorrow | Workplace Coach Blog

    Working for an alcoholic boss? Expecting to be fired? Here's what you need to realize about alcoholic bosses. And you may want to quit.

    Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

    The Con Artist’s Gift: You Lose Your Fear Baggage | Workplace Coach Blog

    When a con artist takes advantage of you & you stand up for yourself, you can lose your fear baggage and this is a true gift to yourself

    Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

    Betrayed by a Cut-throat Coworker; How Do I Make a Comeback? | Workplace Coach Blog

    Betrayed by a cut-throat coworker; how do I make a comeback? Clear steps & strategies for regaining control of your career.

    Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

    If An Expected Question Throws You, How You Can Recover and Get Back In the Game | Workplace Coach Blog

    If an unexpected job interview question throws you, here's how you can recover and get back in the game

    Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

    Handling An Attack By A Resentful Coworker Who Expected the Promotion I Got | Workplace Coach Blog

    How to handle a public attack by someone who expected the criticism I got

    Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

    Boomerang Employee: Deciding Whether or Not to Return to a Former Employer | Workplace Coach Blog

    boomerang employee: deciding whether you want to a former employer: key questions to ask yourself

    Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

    Quitter’s Remorse: I need to admit the truth | Workplace Coach Blog

    Quitter's remorse: I quit a good, imperfect job for a horrid one; what to do now?

    Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

    Zoom Hiders: What Does It Cost Them? | Workplace Coach Blog

    Zoom Hiders: Camera Shy or Disengaged? What it costs hiders & how managers can get the video cams on.

    Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

    My Supervisor Doesn’t Have a Life | Workplace Coach Blog

    Supervisor doesn't have a life, if you can't change him, here are 2 easy fixes

    Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

    5 Statements Never to Make to a Bully | Workplace Coach Blog

    5 statements never to make to a bully & why

    Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

    Negotiating a Raise with a Manager You Don’t Trust | Workplace Coach Blog

    Negotiating a raise with a manager you don't trust -- what works, what doesn't

    Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

    Easter and Ukraine | Workplace Coach Blog

    Easter and Ukraine. If you believe in stopping evil, act today.

    Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

    Confess, please | Workplace Coach Blog

    Confess, please, was it you who sent this surprise gift from the Easter Bunny?

    Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

    Procrastination Blues: 5 Strategies for Saying Goodbye Forever to the Procrastination Blues | Workplace Coach Blog

    Say goodbye to the procrastination blues: 5 strategies that work

    Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

    The Ukraine Invasion: Actions You Can Take Today to Help Those Suffering | Workplace Coach Blog

    The Ukraine Invasion: actions you can take today as employers, coworkers and individuals to help those suffering

    Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

    Are We Brave or Quiet? | Workplace Coach Blog

    Ukraine: Are we brave or quiet? What do each of us, including me, need to do and say to help?

    Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

    Restoring Trust in the Workplace: | Workplace Coach Blog

    Restoring, building, maintaining trust: 4 concrete steps to take today

    Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

    Treasure Trove of the Valuable, Interesting & Fun | Workplace Coach Blog

    Those of you know the blog well know that I normally post 3 to 4 interesting articles weekly. That was …

    Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

    Love your job but hate your boss? | Workplace Coach Blog

    7 action steps when you love your job but hate your boss

    Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

    Ready to Quit? Which of These 5 Reasons Fits? | Workplace Coach Blog

    Ready to quit your job? Which of these 5 reasons fits? Each suggests a different path.

    Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

    Job Hunting Has Changed: You Have Leverage | Workplace Coach Blog

    job hunting has changed; you have leverage; how to find the job you want

      Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

      Love your job but hate your boss? | Workplace Coach Blog

      7 action steps when you love your job but hate your boss

      Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

      Looking for Mr. Goodboss | Workplace Coach Blog

      Looking for Mr. Goodboss, tough love coaching if the problem is you

      Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

      Torn Between Two Jobs: How do you decide? | Workplace Coach Blog

      choosing two jobs, what factors do you need to consider

      Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

      Win a Promotion, Lose a Friend | Workplace Coach Blog

      win a promotion; lose a friend; new supervisor problems with former coworkers

      Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

      New Year, Old Job, New You | Workplace Coach Blog

      When you don't get the promotion you want and deserve, ask these questions, take these actions and find your next chapter

      Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

      New Year: Your Voice is Needed | Workplace Coach Blog

      Writing: your voice is needed. What can you uniquely say and what it's so very important.

        Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

        Fired for Not Getting Vaccinated: My Employer’s Happy New Year’s Present | Workplace Coach Blog

        Fired for not getting vaccination; what to tell prospective employers? And should you reconsider?

        Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

        Former Employee Now Supervises Me; Rules Commander Style | Workplace Coach Blog

        Question: Several months ago, one of my former employees returned to our company as my immediate supervisor. It’s been hell …

        Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

        Are We Walking Yet?: Catch the Eyes | Workplace Coach Blog

        Personal trainer collie Zeke patiently waiting — except for the eye-lock he has on the leash he deftly laid on …

        Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

        Office Politics 201: Let Go of What You Can’t Control & Guard Your Heart | Workplace Coach Blog

        Question: I knew I might regret telling my manager the truth. I just didn’t know how much. The problem is …

        Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

        Dodge a Bullet: 29 ?s to Ask Your New Employer and Yourself Before You Say “Yes” to a Job Offer | Workplace Coach Blog

        The best career advice: questions to ask a prospective employer before you say "yes" to a job offer

        Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

        Want to Improve Your Conflict Skills? Here’s Free Coaching… | Workplace Coach Blog

        Want to improve your conflict skills? Here's free coaching, dig into your stories.

        Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

        Just for Fun | Workplace Coach Blog

        Just for fun, a poem with humor; when do you figure it out?

        Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

        You Didn’t Tell the Truth Before; Start | Workplace Coach Blog

        Tell the truth, you didn't tell the truth before, start now

        Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

        Whoops, You Stepped In It: Messy Situations & Answers: New Rules for Workplace Behavior | Workplace Coach Blog #

        Whoops, You Stepped In It: Messy Situations & Answers: New Rules for Workplace Behavior

        Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

        Start a Conflict Discussion The Right Way - Workplace Coach Blog

        Start a conflict discussion the right way: the words to use (& not use) & the tone to set

        Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

        The Wounded Rhino and the Scorched Earth Arsonist: the 2 fiercest bullies - Workplace Coach Blog

        7 bully types, more about the 2 toughest, the wounded rhino and the scorched earth arsonist and what they're like

        Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

        Personality Conflicts Decoded: Explaining People Who Drive You Crazy & the Ones You Drive Crazy - Workplace Coach Blog

        Decoding personality conflicts: a useful framework for the styles & types that most clash, that helps you understand what's going on.

          Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

          2579.34 miles in 602 days for 4.2846 miles per day - Workplace Coach Blog

          Walk 4 miles a day...grab a partner

          Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

          What will you do with that extra hour today? - Workplace Coach Blog

          That’s right, it’s a gift. Of life. If you’re like me, living in Anchorage, at first you mourned the fact …

          Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

          Meet My Personal Trainers - Workplace Coach Blog

          From my blog to you--here's what's happening.

          Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

          3 Strategies for Turning the Tables On a Bully - Workplace Coach Blog

          3 strategies for outsmarting & turning the tables on a workplace bully

          Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

          2 Funny Stories for Turning the Tables on Bullies - Workplace Coach Blog

          Outsmarting workplace bullies, real-life strategies that work to outsmart the bullies in your life or workplace

          Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

          Is It Time to Leave Your Job? - Workplace Coach Blog

          Is it time to leave your job? What if your job is "good"?

            Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

            Own Your Piece of the Action - Workplace Coach Blog

            Conflict resolution strategies: begin with owning your piece

            Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

            What We Need to Get Through This - Workplace Coach Blog

            What we need to get through this. Working together. Healing ourselves first.

              Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

              Changing the World: Your Role - Workplace Coach Blog

              changing the world, what you CAN do, be the change you want to see

              Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

              I Lied on My Resume; What Happens If I Get Caught? - Workplace Coach Blog

              What happens if you lie on a resume and get caught?

              Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

              If I quit because my employer mandates vaccinations, can I get unemployment? - Workplace Coach Blog

              How does quitting your job because you won't get vaccinated impact your chances of getting unemployment

              Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

              I Don't Want to Return to Our Corporate Offices; Will My Decision Cost Me Future Promotions? - Workplace Coach Blog

              remote employees risk losing promotions and being left behind

              Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

              Is It Time to Leave Your Job? - Workplace Coach Blog

              Is it time to leave your job? What if your job is "good"?

                Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                I Have to Go Back to Work, but No Employer Gives Me a Chance - Workplace Coach Blog

                When you can't get hired because of your personal life, here's what to do

                Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                LIstening as if you mean it, how would you rate your own skills?https://lnkd.in/gF3ZgJW #listeningskills #listening #personalcoaching #...

                Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                The Pandemic’s Silver Lining: You Work for Yourself - Workplace Coach Blog

                Freelance, contract, and gig work: the pleasures & the challenges

                Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                What Stops You from Saying What You Want to Say? Is It Worth It? - Workplace Coach Blog

                What stops you from speaking up; get over it.

                Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                After What He Did...Who Could Blame Me? - Workplace Coach Blog

                When you own your part in a conflict, you can resolve the conflict

                Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                My Name Keeps Me From Getting Hired; What Can I Do? - Workplace Coach Blog

                What to do when you can't get hired because someone with same has legal problems

                Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                Making the Case for Teleworking - Workplace Coach Blog

                teleworking: talking your employer into letting you telework

                Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                When the Workplace Sniper Won't Let Up - Workplace Coach Blog

                Tactics that work for handling workplace snipers

                Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                Today's Supreme Court Ruling May Ultimately Impact You - Workplace Coach Blog

                Venting on social media & free speech; today's U.S. Supreme Court ruling may impact you

                Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                Propel Yourself Into a New Job, Promotion or Raise...with a bit of work...even if you're stuck @ home - Workplace Coach Blog

                MOOC courses can propel yourself into a new job, promotion or raise even if you're stuck @ home

                Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                Handling the Emotional Roller Coaster Some People & Situations Inspire - Workplace Coach Blog

                conflict management strategies that work to handle the emotional roller coaster

                Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                Can My Manager Make Me Keep My Webcam On? - Workplace Coach Blog

                Can your manager make you keep your video on during team meetings?

                  Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                  Does Your Job Make You Sick? - Workplace Coach Blog

                  Does your job make sick? Here's what to consider and what you can do about it.

                    Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                    Entering a Job Market Pounded by the Pandemic - Workplace Coach Blog

                    Finding a job after college graduation; key strategies for landing a job

                    Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                    Absentee Manager Leaves Employees Hanging - Workplace Coach Blog

                    Problem manager leaves employees hanging; 4 strategies that work

                    Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                    How to Move Past an Employer's Betrayal - Workplace Coach Blog

                    Question: I was laid off last week, along with two other employees, without advance warning or severance. I received a …

                    Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                    Writing a Pandemic-updated 2021 Resume - Workplace Coach Blog

                    writing a 2021 updated resume that passes the employer's screening software

                    Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                    The Past Hangs On: the baggage that compromises your career/life - Workplace Coach Blog

                    Dropping emotional baggage to free your brain and work life

                    Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                    Cut-throat Manager Suing Me for Torpedoing Her Career - Workplace Coach Blog

                    being sued by a former cutthroat manager

                    Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                    Interviewing in COVID Times - Workplace Coach Blog

                    How to prepare for a job interview in COVID times, from virtual interviewing to masks to new procedures

                    Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                    Up Against a Workplace Street Fighter: 7 Traps to Avoid - Workplace Coach Blog

                    7 traps to avoid when a bully or workplace street fighter tries to flatten you

                    Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                    Former Manager Says "Fire Them All"; Separating Fact from Fiction - Workplace Coach Blog

                    Toxic workplace; former manager slings mud; decide for yourself

                    Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                    Success in the Pandemic: Blog/Writer Secrets - Workplace Coach Blog

                    Wendy Lalli video’s interview for how I came to write Love.com, Beating the Workplace Bully, Managing for Accountability, my newspaper …

                      Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                      My Public Speaking Nightmare is About to Become True - Workplace Coach Blog

                      even if you're not a public speaker, these tips can help you succeed

                      Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                      Worn out. Skeptical. Disengaged. - Workplace Coach Blog

                      'When employees no longer trust employers, what happens when trust dies?

                      Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                      Can Our Manager Take Away a Promised Perk? - Workplace Coach Blog

                      Can a manager take away a promised perk? Should a manager do it? As an employee, what can you do?

                      Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                      Operations Manager Rules By Intimidation - Workplace Coach Blog

                      operation manager rules by intimidation--what are your options--leave or prove it

                      Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                      Snappy Comebacks WHEN You Need Them - Workplace Coach Blog

                      When you work around bullies, snipers and gossipers, you need to be able to toss back comebacks under fire

                      Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                      Boorish Manager Said "I Blew It Out of Proportion" - Workplace Coach Blog

                      When a problem manager tries to intimidate you & your manager says "you blew it out of proportion," what are your options?

                      Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                      Stopping a Coworker Who Makes Your Job a Living Hell - Workplace Coach Blog

                      Problem with a coworker who makes your job a living hell? 3 strategies

                      Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                      COVID Career Reset - Workplace Coach Blog

                      COVID changed you; change your career

                      Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                      Clueless Coworker - Workplace Coach Blog

                      Coworker insults me and argues when you ask her to stop

                      Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                      Your Employee Right to Schedule Sanity v. Your Employer's Rights - Workplace Coach Blog

                      Can your employer just adjust your work schedule or do you have employee rights?

                      Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                      The Unemployment Benefits Claim Surprise: The Hidden Cyber Scam - Workplace Coach Blog

                      Targeted by an unemployment benefits claim cyber scam; actions to take immediately

                        Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                        If You Knew the True Story - Workplace Coach Blog

                        If you knew the true story you'd understand

                        Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                        The Blame Shifter - Workplace Coach Blog

                        Question: I admit it. I snap at coworkers. And sometimes customers. Maybe once a week. Not a lot. Only when …

                        Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                        Zoom Meetings a Train Wreck & Yikes, Breastfeeding? - Workplace Coach Blog

                        Effective Zoom meetings and breastfeeding on Zoomn

                        Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                        The Right Way to Apologize - Workplace Coach Blog

                        4 steps to an an effective apology

                        Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                        Can I Recover From My Supervisory Mistakes? - Workplace Coach Blog

                        How to recover if you make the classic new supervisor mistakes

                        Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                        Hate Office Politics? Have to Work Under Your Underqualified Former Coworker? - Workplace Coach Blog

                        Office politics, you can choose not to play, and if so, you may be out of the game

                        Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                        An Applicant’s Bad Date (or Worse) Behavior Torpedoes His Job Offer - Workplace Coach Blog

                        Withdrawing a job offer if a current employee tells you an applicant date-raped her

                        Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                        COVID Knocks...Don't Let It In the Door - Workplace Coach Blog

                        COVID Knocks, a short story in 101 words; don't let it in the door!

                        Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                        Racism in the Workplace - Workplace Coach Blog

                        Racism in the workplace; skills & strategies to create respect & break down "us" versus "them"

                        Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                        The Price You Pay for Avoiding Conflict - Workplace Coach Blog

                        You can't afford the price you pay for avoiding conflict.

                        Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                        Polarization is Killing Our Country: 7 Concrete Steps to Heal - Workplace Coach Blog

                        6 steps for healing our polarized, divided country; the stakes are high; we can heal our divide

                        Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                        When Your Boss Asks You to Lie - Workplace Coach Blog

                        Maintaining your ethics when your boss asks you to lie. How to tell the truth and keep your boss happy at the same time--in the short run.

                        Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                        COVID quarantines us, but doesn't stop us - Workplace Coach Blog

                        COVID quarantines us but doesn't stop us.

                        Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                        You Lost Out; The Promotion You Felt Was Yours Went to Someone Else - Workplace Coach Blog

                        Dealing with career setback so they're temporary, not permanent & so you win the next promotoin

                        Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                        If It's My Supervisor Who Creates the Problems, Can I Keep My Job? - Workplace Coach Blog

                        When it's the supervisor who creates the problem, what recourse do I have if I get fired?

                        Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                        My Job is at Risk from an Alcoholic Boss - Workplace Coach Blog

                        When you work for an alcoholic boss, realize you can't change their behavior

                        Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                        Sexually Suggestive Texts From A Senior Manager You Can't Afford to Tick Off - Workplace Coach Blog

                        Sexually suggestive texts from a client you can't afford to tick off

                        Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                        5 people problems and how to solve them – Medical Office Manager

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                        Dealing with Ms. Snark...Wait...Who's the Problem? - Workplace Coach Blog

                        Anger management and office politics

                        Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                        Failure Is Not An Option: How Not to Let Anything Throw You Off Your Game - Workplace Coach Blog

                        Playing your A game when you're frustrated; how to tunnel through or use frustration energy.

                        Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                        Getting Your Mojo Back: Motor Through Set-backs to Joy - Workplace Coach Blog

                        Deal with setbacks in life, get your mojo back and find joy

                        Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                        Make Your Career Dream a Reality - Workplace Coach Blog

                        What are your career goals and dreams? Make them happen.

                        Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                        Director Has Ice Water in Her Veins - Workplace Coach Blog

                        What can employees do when they work for a problem boss?

                        Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                        When You Work for a Clueless Manager who Doesn't "Get It" - Workplace Coach Blog

                        What can an employee do when s/he works for a clueless manager who doesn't get it; how can s/he take the message higher?

                        Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                        Make Something Special Happen in 2021 - Workplace Coach Blog

                        Make something special happen in 2021; this is the year to realize your dreams's; 3 effective strategies

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                        What Employees Want for Christmas 2020: Someone Who “Gets It” (part 3 of a series) - Workplace Coach Blog

                        Employee engagement, morale and productivity rests on empathy--how do you build into your workplace?

                        Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                        You Worked for a Crook Who Fired You Abruptly? Don't Waste Time Badmouthing Your Ex-boss; Explore Your Legal Options. - Workplace Coach Blog

                        After years of hard work, you're fired abruptly for no reason, and he took advantage all along

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                        Framed by a Vengeful Coworker - Workplace Coach Blog

                        When you've been framed by a coworker who put the moves on & you said "no"

                        Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                        Love/hate relationship with my boss - Workplace Coach Blog

                        Question: My boss and I have a love/hate relationship. He’s a good guy and smart but rough around the edges. …

                        Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                        Avoiding a Meltdown: When Something Has To Give & You Fear It's You - Workplace Coach Blog

                        When you're close to a job meltdown, how to balance the stress you take on

                        Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                        Who Needs to Take Action When Your New Colleagues Make It Clear You Are Not Welcome - Workplace Coach Blog

                        Who needs to step to the plate when mean girls target a new employee?

                        Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                        Social Media Attention: how to honestly attract viewers - Workplace Coach Blog

                        Social media marketing: real, honest, authentic & of value to your customers

                        Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                        If You're Cyber-bullied, Here's What To Do - Workplace Coach Blog

                        It happened You thought it only happened in the movies or bad spy novels. Now, it’s happened to you. Unknown …

                        Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                        Making the Best of Winter Despite COVID: because of you, we overcome the despites; thank you - Workplace Coach Blog

                        We got this despite the challenges, the is much that's good, though it takes effort and help

                        Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                        What makes a bully & can they change? - Workplace Coach Blog

                        Can bullies change, can victims change, what makes a bully?

                        Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                        Supervisor Confessed His Romantic Feelings for Me - Workplace Coach Blog

                        Supervisor stepped over the line when he confessed his romantic feelings

                        Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                        Sticking My Neck Out & Asking You To Say What You Want In This Book - Workplace Coach Blog

                        A how to guide for managing for accountability

                        Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                        How Can I Remain Neutral in the Cold War Between My Supervisor and Co-worker? - Workplace Coach Blog

                        Question: My co-worker, “Aly,” texts on her cellphone held under her desk, surfs the Internet, fakes going to the bathroom …

                        Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                        1036 miles since COVID began - Workplace Coach Blog

                        We started walking to defeat COVID; we'll never stop.

                        Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                        Turning the Tables on Workplace Bullies - Workplace Coach Blog

                        Outsmart workplace bullies by turning the tables on them

                        Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                        Save Your Career From a Vindictive Manager's Targeting: Here's How - Workplace Coach Blog

                        Handling a bully manager without losing your job or reputation

                        Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                        Does banter cross the line or does political correctness kill the fun? - Workplace Coach Blog

                        Banter and political correctness, are the victim or the problem?

                          Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                          What to do when your boss treats everyone badly - Workplace Coach Blog

                          Actions to take when you work for a bad boss

                          Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                          Decoding Personality Conflicts - and who you drive crazy - Workplace Coach Blog

                          Fixing personality conflicts by understanding the 4 key personality types.

                          Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                          COVID Powerlessness...or "we got this!" - Workplace Coach Blog

                          If you're feeling COVID fatigue or powerless over COVID, take control over yourself.

                          Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                          These Homeless Men in South Africa Turned Lockdown Into a 'Life-Changing' Agricultural Project

                          A group of men in a COVID-19 homeless shelter in South Africa turned the lockdown into a successful agricultural project, here's how.

                            Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                            My Manager Wants Me to Compromise My Ethics - Workplace Coach Blog

                            When your manager wants you to do the wrong thing, how do you keep your job?

                            Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                            Trouble at Wilderness Lodge - Workplace Coach Blog

                            Domestic violence IS your business

                            Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                            Scared to Tell My Boss He Needs to Lose Weight - Workplace Coach Blog

                            Can you tell your boss the honest truth? Or is it better to just shut up?

                            Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                            Turned Down for a Job Despite Being More Than Qualified - Workplace Coach Blog

                            Question: I’ve been looking for a job for two months without landing one.  It torches me that I’ve not even …

                            Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                            Passed Over for a Promotion I Deserved - Workplace Coach Blog

                            Passed over for a promotion you deserved

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                            Don’t Take a Bad Job; Ask These ?s First & Reference Check The Supervisor - Workplace Coach Blog

                            How to choose the right job

                            Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

                            I told a little white lie; my boss hasn't figured it out - Workplace Coach Blog

                            Ethics, lying and doing the right thing.

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                            My co-workers think I slept my way to the top. I didn't, but the rumors are taking their toll - Workplace Coach Blog

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                              My Coworker Barges In, I Had Enough, I Swatted Her - Workplace Coach Blog

                              Question: My coworker barges into my office when I’m on the phone with customers and interrupts me with questions, derailing …

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                              My Job Bores Me To Tears, But I Don't Dare Jump - Workplace Coach Blog

                              Question: For the last eight months, I’ve tried everything I can think of to make myself like my job. Nothing …

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                              I Was Laid Off; Now That My Employer is Hiring Do I Get My Job Back? - Workplace Coach Blog

                              Question: My employer laid me off due to COVID-19 in April. The job scene is a disaster. I get up …

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                              My Coworker Wants Me to Join Forces in Getting Rid of Our Supervisor - Workplace Coach Blog

                              Question: My co-worker and I had a horrible blowup last week. She invited me over to dinner. After dinner she …

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                              I Supervise An Employee So Different From Me I Can't Get A Read On Him - Workplace Coach Blog

                              Question: I inherited three new direct reports when our management team downsized. One of them worries me. I don’t understand …

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                              My Employer Asks Personally Invasive Questions; Do I Have to Answer? - Workplace Coach Blog

                              Question: My employer emailed me a health status questionnaire that’s due Friday. I’m used to and feel okay about questions …

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                              Not Sure What I'm Doing That Ticks Off My Coworkers: Is It That I'm Fast & Young? - Workplace Coach Blog

                              Question: I like my job. I work hard and fast. I want to get ahead. This irritates two of my …

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                              My Boss Cheats Customers But I Don't Want to Lose My Job - Workplace Coach Blog

                              Question: Three months ago, I finally found an employer that would let me work between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., …

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                              3 Bully Tricks & How To Evade Them - Workplace Coach Blog

                              Bullies play tricks and wield weapons so they can dominate and win. If you’ve been on the wrong end of …

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                              Unemployment’s Ugly Sibling: Underemployment-What To Do If You're Underemployed - Workplace Coach Blog

                              You’re lucky to have a job, except you don’t feel lucky. Perhaps you work parttime but need full-time work. You …

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                              Sex Offender On-site; What Do I Need To Do? - Workplace Coach Blog

                              Question: I work in a retail store undergoing a remodel in a mall next to other stores that teens and …

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                              Employee Thought He Deserved the Job I Landed...Now Gunning for Me - Workplace Coach Blog

                              Question: I recently landed a dream job managing a department for a strong, growing company. On my first day, I …

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                              A Performance Improvement Plan Means Your Manager Plans to Fire You, Right? - Workplace Coach Blog

                              Question: I’m been ordered to call you. Nothing personal against you, but I’m not having any. For the last year, …

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                              My boss asked for feedback and I told the truth. Big mistake. What now? - Workplace Coach Blog

                              Question: After my boss made a presentation to staff that fell flat, he came into my office, closed the door, …

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                              The Workplace Jerk - Workplace Coach Blog

                              You’ve met him. The coworker with an attitude. Who mutters nasty comments under his breath and takes pleasure in being …

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                                Bad References Haunt You: 2 Steps You Can Take Right Now - Workplace Coach Blog

                                Question: Our company isn’t doing well, and my current employer needs to lay me off. I’m on good terms with …

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                                Targeted: New Supervisor Wants to Run Me Off - Workplace Coach Blog

                                Question: Note: this post addressed a question that came in through the Ask a Coach section of this blog. Two …

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                                Failing Grade in Office Politics - Workplace Coach Blog

                                Note: This post responds to questions posed in the Ask a Coach section of workplacecoachblog.   Question: I’m getting a failing …

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                                When Politics Sours Workplace Friendships - Workplace Coach Blog

                                Question: I’ve had lunch daily with the same three co-workers for almost four years. We share everything and have stayed …

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                                Stopping a Bully Senior Manager Without Risking Your Job - Workplace Coach Blog

                                Question: I face a situation that has no easy answer and no good solution. As the newly hired human resources …

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                                Staying Upbeat at Work Despite an Emotionally Abusive Spouse - Workplace Coach Blog

                                Question: I work in sales and COVID-19 has knocked our business to its knees. I fear being laid off and …

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                                Protecting My Privacy from a Coworker's Prying Eyes - Workplace Coach Blog

                                Question: What rights do I have when my employer’s receptionist repeatedly invades my privacy by opening my personal mail?  I …

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                                When Your Boss is the Bully & Has All the Power - Workplace Coach Blog

                                Question: Soon after I started a job as an HR generalist, my new peers came to me saying, “I don’t …

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                                Employee Threw Me Under the Bus - Workplace Coach Blog

                                Question: I’m a new supervisor and one of my employees threw me under the bus even though I’ve repeatedly helped …

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                                We Don't Want to Quit Over Our Manager's Gross Habit, Can You Help? - Workplace Coach Blog

                                Question: If it wasn’t so petty and disgusting, this would be funny. Our small company has one restroom. A lock …

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                                My Job Is In Jeopardy Over A Comment I Made to a Friend On My Own Time - Workplace Coach Blog

                                Question: When my company promoted me to supervisor, my best friend took me out for a drink. That night he …

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                                Caught Job Hunting During the Workday - Workplace Coach Blog

                                Question: This morning my boss discovered I was job hunting during the workday. I have no idea how he figured …