Developing HUMAN Skills

Developing HUMAN Skills

Dear Dr. Graham:Your last post hit me hard. When “Agitated in Atlanta” described his suspicions that his boss was planning to make undesirable staffing changes, it was like I was hearing myself talk. Based on my latest performance review, I suspect I have...
Making Your Current Job More Fulfilling

Making Your Current Job More Fulfilling

Dear Dr. Graham: I am lucky. I have a job that pays well and works well for my life. I can fulfill my office responsibilities and still have time to do the things that are important to me, like spending evenings with family, pursuing hobbies and traveling.Since I know...
Challenging the stories we tell ourselves

Challenging the stories we tell ourselves

Dear Dr. Graham:I’ve heard rumors that my boss is planning to move two people off the team I manage. I think that’s true because she recently said she’s thinking about reorganizing, and she spent some time one-on-one with my team members. I’m worried this is the...
Taking Over from an Unpopular Leader

Taking Over from an Unpopular Leader

Dear Dr. Graham:Your previous newsletter about following a respected leader was especially interesting, because I also recently assumed a new position where I’m expected to make significant changes. But I’m following a leader who wasn’t viewed positively. In fact,...
Taking Over from a Beloved Leader

Taking Over from a Beloved Leader

Dear Dr. Graham:Last week I took on a new leadership role, replacing Denise, a long-time, beloved manager. While Denise introduced me warmly before her retirement party, I can tell her team doesn’t trust me. They worry I won’t do everything like Denise did.Of course,...
Make Change by Experimenting

Make Change by Experimenting

Dear Dr. Graham:My manager and team repeatedly tell me that I don’t speak up enough in meetings. They say it’s important for me to make contributions in a group setting. I know I need to follow that advice, but I’m really afraid that if I ever start talking, I will...
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