Workplace Coach

Question: I hadn’t expected to like the human services job I took four months ago when I moved to Alaska. My world in Florida, where I’d worked my way up to...

Question: I’ve been employed for two years in a stressful customer service position in a large company. Most of my co-workers are pleasant and hardworking despite all of our extreme workloads...

The first time you saw “Bill” appear to nod off during a staff meeting, you pulled him aside after the meeting. When you asked if he was OK, he said he...

Question: I’m generally cautious about who I friend on Facebook, because I want them to be a genuine friend. I said “yes,” however, when a co-worker I like and considered a...

Question: I’ve been extremely successful in my career. As a result, five co-workers who once worked alongside me now work under me. Two of them have trouble with the idea that...

Question: Our head of business development is a hard-charging manager who brings our company the new contracts we need to grow. Because none of our other managers have his skill set,...

Question: For the last month, my employer has been locked into a huge battle with another company. Over the weekend, I spent all day Saturday and most of Sunday researching public...

As soon as “Martin” passed his probationary period, he began missing deadlines. When you asked him “what happened?” he gave you a logical explanation, but one that threw two long-term employees...

Question: On my first day at my company, the co-worker I was hired to replace said, “Whatever you do, don’t make Bart mad.” “So, what will he do?” I asked, thinking...

Question: We’d like to terminate “Betsy.” She’s a mediocre supervisor, a gossip and a pot-stirrer. She frequently closes her office doors to “chat” with employees, including those who work under other...