Workplace Coach

Question: I’ve known “John” since fifth grade. He had career success in his twenties, but it’s been downhill for him ever since. Recently, he got laid off, let me know he...

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...

  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...

  “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...

Question: When I quit my job, I didn’t give notice, and it wasn’t a friendly parting of ways. My former boss was a jerk and a bully, and I finally decided...

Harvey Weinstein. Bill Cosby. Roger Ailes. Bill O’Reilly. Uber executives. And maybe someone you know. How can these men not “get it?” How do they get away with sexually harassing those...

Question: When Alaska’s recession forced me to look for employment in a new state, I applied for every job I could find that made sense. My criminal justice BA got me...

The following article by Dr. Lynne Curry was originally published in January 2018 Social Space Magazine, a publication of the Lien Center for Social Innovation, Singapore Management University;https://socialspacemag.org/bully-be-gone-what-is-workplace-bullying-and-why-does-it-matter. We have all met...

  Question: Until last week, when the physician’s wife and office manager fired me, I worked for a Midtown Anchorage medical clinic. She called it an “employment at will” firing. When...

On Sunday, Sept. 10, a single minute after an intruder arrived at Anchorage’s Aurora Paint, the owner was shot in the head. Three days later, police found three men dead at an Anchorage precious-metals shop....