Ask the Mompreneur: Go ahead and ask; you have the power
Lately, there’s been a lot of chatter around “asking,“ from musician Amanda Palmer’s controversial TED talk last year on “The Art of Asking,“ to the recently released book by Michael Alden, “Ask More, Get More.“
Teacher has trouble saying ’no’
QUESTION: Saying “no“ is really hard for me, so I end up with way too many commitments.
Pros and cons of raising the minimum wage
Like most Americans, I love nothing more than curling up in my favorite chair with a warm cup of coffee and a copy of the latest Congressional Budget Office report.
Balancing Act: Social media help co-workers bond
When Brian Goldberg learned on Facebook that he and a co-worker had a mutual love of craft beer, he invited him to lunch at a sports bar where his own favorite brand was on tap.
Your Office Coach: Avoid discussing forgetful employee’s pregnancy
QUESTION: One of my employees claims to be suffering from “pregnancy brain.“
Loss of job clubs makes the hunt harder
Six years ago, the last time Holly Swyden was job hunting, there were a couple dozen job transition support groups meeting in churches and schools in the Kansas City area.
Real estate Q&A: Tenants still living in foreclosed home
QUESTION: I recently bought an investment property at a foreclosure auction.
Watercooler: No, it's not 'just a joke' or a 'compliment'
Karla L. Miller writes an advice column on navigating the modern workplace. Each week she will answer one or two questions from readers.
Recovering from bad first impressions at a new job
Question: I think I made some mistakes with my new staff when I started this job, and they now seem to lack confidence in me, which has been communicated to my boss.
Your Office Coach: Think twice before leaving ’bad’ job
Question: Let me just say that I hate working with the public.
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