Gena’s Free Coaching Session: My manager and colleagues caught me telling a lie. What should I do?

Periodically readers bring up thorny workplace situations and ask me, "What should I do?" These "Free Coaching Sessions" are how I document that advice so...
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Quiet-quitting is a bad career strategy

Since the Spring of 2022, there has been a lot of media coverage about a phenomenon called "quiet-quitting." While some content creators suggest that quiet-quitting...
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Imposter syndrome: Take back your power and ask for manager support

"Imposter syndrome" is real, but it has two components: the feelings of inadequacy that can come from one's own psychological makeup and the feelings of...
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3 career strategies for bouncing back after a layoff

I've coached many people after they had been laid off. Most go through stages one can liken to the stages of grief, and each person's...
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Become a Fixer: How Leaders Maximize Return-on-Influence (R.O.I.)

In an earlier blog post I wrote about how employees need to behave in order to thrive in social business environments. Then, I was re-reading...
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Don’t Get Caught Between Fishbowls! Part 2

In the first post in this series “Don’t Get Caught Between Fishbowls – Part 1,  I talked about the general unease we are all experiencing...
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