Five Difficult Workplace Types–and How to Get Them to Cooperate

  One Way Stock via Compfight  By Judith Orloff MD The workplace is filled with difficult personalities–bullies, know-it-alls, rumor mongers… Our fallback reaction when faced with problem people at work is to either assert ourselves or walk swiftly in the other direction. But there’s a middle ground, a way of communicating that’s more effective, because Read More …

Dealing with a Workplace Bully

Whether it’s a jealous coworker that tries to undermine you or a supervisor who loves to yell, you’ll likely deal with a workplace bully at some point in your career. You may have a great job otherwise, but a single individual can make going to work everyday a dreadful experience. Luckily, there are a few Read More …

Merging Generations in the Workplace, the New Gen Y

Written by Wendy N. Powell, author of “Management Experience Acquired” In a perfect world, the workplace is like a family, with seasoned baby boomer and Generation X employees guiding and working alongside less-experienced Generation Y workers. With the Gen Y employees now solidly in the workplace, new challenges in the traditional quasi-work family are common. Read More …