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When Your Coworker Wears Too Much Perfume

When Your Coworker Wears Too Much Perfume

Dear Joseph, How should I respectfully approach a co-worker about her pungent perfume? I can tell she’s been down the hall even after she’s been gone for five or ten minutes. The scent lingers and is foul to me; after encountering it I begin to feel nauseous. She’s a very…

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More Productive in 2021: 4 Things to Stop Doing and 4 Things to Start Doing

More Productive in 2021: 4 Things to Stop Doing and 4 Things to Start Doing

It’s 4:55 and you’re ending your workday. You need to transition out of work and leave to pick up dinner for your family. As you…

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How to Train a Resistant Coworker

How to Train a Resistant Coworker

Dear Scott, I am in the process of training a coworker. When I give her an assignment, she gives me a snarky reason why she…

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The Short Story Behind Crucial Conversations

The Short Story Behind Crucial Conversations

Dear Joseph, What had the biggest impact on you writing Crucial Conversations? Signed, Backstory Dear Backstory, Thanks for asking! Your question gave me a chance…

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8 Tips for More Effective Meetings

8 Tips for More Effective Meetings

Dear Justin, In our organization we are meeting more than ever but our meeting effectiveness is down dramatically. The issues we see include: No clear…

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