How to Respond to an Offensive Comment at Work
What to Do When a Co-Worker Goes Over Your Head
What should you say or do if you find yourself in this situation? Is there a way to draw attention to the comment without putting the other person on the defensive? And are you risking your reputation, job, or career by speaking up?
How to Manage a Toxic Employee
What can you say and do when someone tries to sidestep you? How should you address it with your colleague?
How to Mentally Prepare for a Difficult Conversation
If you can’t fire him, how do you respond to his behavior? What feedback do you give? How do you mitigate the damage he inflicts?
How to Disagree with Someone More Powerful Than You
When you’ve resolved to talk through a difficulty with a colleague, it’s tempting to have the conversation immediately. No better time than the present, right?
How to Tell Your Colleague You've Dropped the Ball
Your boss proposes a new initiative you think won’t work. Your senior colleague outlines a project timeline you think is unrealistic. What do you say when you disagree with someone who has more power than you do? How do you decide whether it’s worth speaking up? And if you do, what exactly should you say?
No matter how hard you try or how many hours you work, you’re likely to disappoint a colleague at some point. You won’t be able to make every deadline or fulfill every commitment. But what if you have to let something slip that’s especially important to one of your peers? How do you tell them that you’re going to let them down?