This question from one of my readers is an especially sensitive one: Dear Melissa, At a group meeting, a younger man told an inappropriate joke of a sexual nature.
Dear Melissa, Working in close quarters, one of the groups chitchats all day long which is very distracting to the others in the area. I sometimes join in, but they
When I was in corporate America, I never worked 40 hours in the office. Never. I still got promoted and I still got results. But I never made it a
When I was in my late 20s, I was working at my first corporate job. During my annual performance review, my boss said I was pushy, aggressive and overbearing. I
Like most teenagers, my first real job was at a fast food restaurant: Taco John’s to be exact. It wasn’t illustrious, but it paid the bills. Then one evening, it
With the onslaught of media about sexual harassment and abuse, I want to make sure women (and girls) have the language skills they need to stay in control during uncomfortable
Men and women communicate differently. Of course, personality matters and no two people are the same. But overall, I’ve noticed that these differences between the sexes can have a significant
When my daughter was about six years old, I witnessed a communication dilemma that had the power to negatively affect her life forever. So, I put a stop to it.
Leaders are supposed to engage and inspire people. But sometimes they come off as jerks. Most don’t do it on purpose. Often they have a lot on their plates and
Managing can be easy when staff is engaged, deadlines are being met and the bank account is growing. But every office leader will face difficult situations that can disrupt the