Welcome to the Workplace Coach Blog rebranded! The renowned Workplace Coach blog is your source for insights, solid information, on-target solutions and answers to your questions. Other than our well known principal Dr. Curry, several of our consultants blog on issues such as: leadership, management, supervision, career, co-worker and employee reality, with a dose of legal aspects of management with a touch of humor! So have a seat…lets begin!
Q. With all the media frenzy about sexual harassment, I feel like every man in America has a target on his back. All a woman has to do is cry sexual harassment, and even if it didn’t happen or supposedly happened years ago, the guy is toast. So now I have to live in fear that I’m going to tick off some woman who’ll get back at me by claiming I harassed… Read More
Here’s a question from one of our readers on http://www.WorkplaceCoachBlog.com: Dear coach, a year ago my husband received a great offer and we moved cities. I was able to keep my job as a remote worker. I worked remotely for a year and concluded I needed a job locally as remote work does not fit my personality. I had 2 offers and despite all the deep thoughts, I think I chose the… Read More
Q: When I landed my job, I thought I’d found a company I’d stay with for years. I liked my supervisor and every one of my new coworkers, and if my work wasn’t always interesting, it seemed a small price to pay for the work-family I’d found. I’ve never had much of a real family as both my parents were alcoholics and I’ve never married. But I’ve screwed up. Last Friday my… Read More
My dilemma: I was recruited for a board position in an organization I have been passionate about for years by our longest serving and most respected members. They nearly fawned over my accomplishments when they drummed up support for me. I resisted and didn’t think I’d done enough to warrant a board seat. But they said I “made good choices” and that they “trusted my judgment.” Additionally, they said our organization needed… Read More
Question: My coworker has a bad habit of opening her mouth and letting angry words fly. Recently, she ripped into our mutual supervisor in front of me. Our supervisor seemed taken by surprise but maintained her cool and handled the situation professionally. Afterwards, my coworker asked me what I thought. I think she expected me to ask why she’d said what she had. I didn’t. I felt she was trying to pull… Read More
Sex harassment – so obvious we think we know what it means and is. But do we? Which of these myths have you or others in your workplace believed? I never asked her for sex and so it wasn’t sex harassment. Who said sex harassment was about sex? Often, it’s about power and one individual’s desire to dominate another. Sexual harassment includes repeated insults, innuendos and touches that have little… Read More
“I didn’t see it coming.” Then, when it was too late, when the human resources department or your supervisor handed you a layoff or termination notice, you wondered how you’d let yourself be blindsided. You’d thought yourself a rising star, your talent immunizing you against negative consequences. You didn’t see the signals that warned you that you’d skated onto thin ice once too often. Now, you’re out. If you’d like to… Read More