Problem Solving

You may not realize it, says executive coach Jenni Prisk, but your boss might love to have you as his or her mentor.
You’re mortified to discover that the key numbers you gave your boss for his big client pitch earlier today were flat-out wrong. How do you minimize the damage to your reputation? Follow these 3 steps.
“Small, ongoing conflicts” increase by three to five times the chances that you’ll come down with a stress-related illness. So, take these “small, ongoing steps” to reduce stress at work and at home … and keep yourself healthy:
This executive coach confirms what you’ve always thought:  Your boss expects you to read his mind. Here’s what else he expects, but probably hasn’t told you …
Every day is filled with interruptions, distractions, emails, ringing phones and a flood of incoming information. Yet, certain events each day are different from everything else…
Consider yourself lucky if you can ever focus on your work for more than 12 minutes at a stretch. Use this plan to handle the interruptions you can’t avoid.
To survive in your workstation, you may have unconsciously adapted to many small inconveniences. Take a few minutes to analyze your surroundings, and you’ll see how small changes could add up to a major improvement to your work space … and your mood.
Here’s a quick gift of tips to get back seconds, minutes, even hours. After all, we’re entering the season that’s more demanding on our time than we ever thought possible!

Our Readers Write

January 1, 2005 Categorized in: Problem SolvingWorkplace Etiquette

This content requires a subscription. PLEASE LOGIN Email Address: Password:   I forgot my password Subscribe today to get: The nation’s premier newsletter for administrative professionals Unlimited access to — updated daily! Skill-building online training, plus valuable forms, templates, skills assessments and more Expert advice on office technology, business communication, workplace politics and personal […]
Do you have a great idea but can’t overcome a "problem" your boss sees with it?
"Jean" had been battling with an executive secretary at admin meetings but felt ambushed the morning she was accused of timecard fraud.
The most effective spot to place a reminder may not lie within the system you commonly use.

Take direct aim at technical problems

January 1, 2005 Categorized in: Problem Solving

Even if IT support doesn’t appear anywhere in your job description, office mates may tap you to troubleshoot their computer problems.