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Help readers be more effective in the workplace with improved communication skills. Daneen Skube's Q&A business advice column helps readers handle any situation, whether involving a co-worker, boss, employee or client. The column provides simple, practical answers to everything from how to handle a passive-aggressive co-worker to how to tell your boss you've messed up. It's advice that gives readers a competitive advantage at the office. Great for classifieds.
Interpersonal Edge Samples
Q. I am very nice at work and starting to suspect that nice is a bad idea as a workplace strategy. A. Yes, you are failing to realize that the workplace is a contest about respect, not popularity.
Q. My company has been in crisis mode for about three years now, and I am thoroughly burned out. A. The only way you'll convince your manager that breaks are good for productivity is to demonstrate the effect of the break you are going to plan.
Q. I work with someone who just loves obsessing about petty details. A. Yes, your colleague has an anxiety disorder. Anxiety disorders have two parts: biochemistry and psychology.
Q. I have an employee on my team who is charming and always trying to get me to give him extra goodies.
Q. No one seems to be noticing all the good work I have done. A. No, unless you make coworkers aware of what you do and require a certain level of appreciation, you almost certainly will not get it. Gratitude is a hallmark of high mental health.
Q. My boss is mean, rude and ungrateful. A. Unfortunately, human beings often treat people they fear better than people who behave well.
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