Category Archives: work relationships

Should Your Work Speak For Itself?

  You work hard. You got the education and training required to be great at your job. You are a subject matter expert. You care about what you are doing. You think that you are quite good at what you do, and that things should go well for you. And … Read more




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How to Get Things Done When You Feel Powerless: Karen Steinberg Interviewed by Heather Stagl

On March 19, I was a guest on “The Change Agent’s Dilemma: How to influence change without authority,” a blog-talk radio show hosted by Heather Stagl of Enclaria LLC. The show explores the different ways to influence organizational change, from the point of view of someone who is not calling … Read more




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Showing Emotions at Work–The Possibility Practice in The New York Times Career Couch

In September of 2012, I contributed to a New York Times article in Eilene Zimmerman’s Career Couch column. The article, “Finding the Roots of Your Office Anger” poses many questions about how to deal with emotions in the workplace. One question the article poses is, “How does suppressing emotions at … Read more




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Rejection Therapy -The Possibility Practice in Bloomberg Businessweek

Do you fear rejection? Become a nervous wreck when the possibility arises, or try to avoid it all together? Think there is nothing else to do? Check this out: A man named Jia Jiang decided to be rejected once a day for 100 days – that’s right, intentionally rejected for … Read more




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Should you control your emotions (at work)?

I had the pleasure of talking with Eilene Zimmerman from the New York Times a few weeks ago.  She wanted to talk with me about my take on emotions at work – specifically anger and outbursts – for her Career Couch column.  We discussed a variety of scenarios in which … Read more




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Freelancing? Meet your boss.

Are you pining to leave your job so you don’t have to report to a boss, so you can be a free spirit and practice your craft as you see fit, without the confines of business and having to deal with work relationships? To finally be out on your own? … Read more




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