Workplace Coach

Question: I recently landed a dream job as general manager. On my first day, I began individual meetings with each of 12 employees. The hostility I received from one employee stunned...

Question: I had to walk away from my office this morning because the comments my coworkers were spouting about gun rights and homosexuality were too much for me. I’m seriously thinking...

Question: When my immediate supervisor was promoted to run another division, I thought upper management would move me into his spot. They didn’t. Instead, they hired someone from outside our company...

Question: Soon after I started a job as an HR generalist, my new peers came to me saying, “I don’t envy you, your boss is evil.” During my hiring interview, this...

Question: Our organization is in charge of remodeling a facility for an organization that serves disabled people. We recently held a client briefing outlining our plans and experienced an awkward incident....

Question: When ABC excluded Carly Fiorina from Saturday night’s debate, it ignited a fierce dispute among several of our employees. The arguing broke along male and female lines, and two men...

Recently one of my employees began to argue with me and another employee in a staff meeting. When I told him to stop, he argued more loudly and it became an...

‘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?...

President & CEO of The Growth Company, Inc., Lynne Curry brings her clients a track record in management consulting; Board, manager and employee training; human resources and organizational strategy consulting. Founder of...