Workplace Coach

Monthly Archives: January 2016

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When our fledgling company swapped space in our office building with another tenant, the landlord cut our rent in half.  As a small business owner, I was so pleased that I overlooked the fact that our new office suite contained a door to which the landlord lacked a key. My staff and I decided to prop open the door until the landlord could locate the lost key. The next day, I brought… Read More

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Sex harassment — so common a term that everyone thinks they know what these words mean and what happens when accusations fly. Do you? He said he didn’t harass her. She said he did.  Often, sexual harassment happens behind closed doors and out of others’ eyesight. How do we unravel what happened?  If you’re in management or HR, or a co-worker wanting to come to another’s aid, you may want to know. After all,… Read More

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‘Mean girls’ can make the workplace difficult–but not impossible–to survive. The workplace mean girl. Have you tangled with one? Did you hold your own or did she ride roughshod over you? If you want to escape unscathed, learn to stop the mean girl in her tracks, root her out of your head and turn the tables on her. Don’t let her into your head Don’t let a mean girl rent space in… Read More