How do you handle an incompetent boss? Reader C wonders… Corporette is my top go to blog for advice on anything career related. I haven’t found much on dealing with an incompetent boss though. Could you consider doing a post on how to handle a thoroughly incompetent boss? It’s almost worse than incompetent – she … Read More about The Incompetent Boss
Which work style do you have? Which is best for your personality and career?
What do you do when your assigned mentor is a bitch? Reader C wonders… I have a question about female competition in the workplace. I am a young legal assistant at a larger law firm and have had a string of disheartening interactions with a female coworker. Although she was assigned to be my mentor … Read More about What To Do When Your Mentor Hates You
Everyone has a naturally productive time of day — here’s how to make the most out of it!
Reader B writes with a great question: should she leave her well-located office and move to a bigger one down the hall? There is a large office that has been vacant in our firm for 9 months or so (another associate was let go). I have a small office, but I like the location of … Read More about Is the Best Office BIG or Well-Located?
When your boss won’t delegate, how can you move to the next step? But how can you grow your own skills when working with this person? When I got this question from Reader E a while ago, I knew just the woman to ask: Jodi Glickman, the author of Great on the Job: What to … Read More about When Your Boss Won’t Delegate
I was reading an article recently and came across this quote: “Someone told me not long after I moved to New York that in order to succeed, you have to understand which rules you’re supposed to break. If you break the wrong rules, you’re finished. And so the easiest thing to do is follow all … Read More about Which Are the Rules to Break?
How do you get a lazy secretary to work harder for you — or how do you complain about her to the Powers That Be without seeming petty? Reader E, a reader from New Zealand, has this very problem… I share my secretary with my supervising partner, however he hardly uses her and often if … Read More about The Lazy Secretary
Reader E has a question about bad habits at the office, from nail biting, cuticle picking, hair twirling, and more… I must not be the only nail biter/ cuticle picker. What do all the over-eaters, hair twirlers, nail-biters do? I think it’s incredibly unprofessional to be nibbling at my hands all day…. Great question, E! … Read More about Bad Habits and the Office