Maintain your wits during conflict

  • January 30, 2018

Conflicts in the workplace are inevitable, but you can keep them from ruling your day. Follow these tips to maintain your control when conflict threatens to take over.

6 tips for delivering criticism

  • January 30, 2018

When somebody messes up or doesn’t live up to expectations, feedback is important so they can improve, but the criticism must be delivered in a proper way so the...

Field those snarky comments

  • December 19, 2017

Passive-aggressive and cynical comments can make life miserable and exhaust you if you’re the target of them. Here’s how you can stay strong in the face of...

Time to mediate an employee conflict

  • November 30, 2017

The goal of mediation is to help both sides work out a solution they can live with. Here are some do’s and don’ts to follow when you set up a mediation session.

How to handle a liar at work

  • November 21, 2017

We all tell lies and are lied to on occasion. Many times they’re insignificant untruths that can be ignored, but what do you do when you catch a co-worker in a whopper?

The cost of crude workplace racism: $125,000

  • September 29, 2017

A Minnesota company has agreed to settle charges that it allowed a white supervisor to harass two black carpenters with a steady stream of racial epithets and death...

4 ways to escalate a conflict

  • September 07, 2017

As you might already know, it’s quite easy to let what started out as a civil conversation turn nasty. Here are four surefire ways to turn a healthy debate into an...

Greet conflict with open arms

  • June 21, 2017

Jamie Dimon prefers to share information—strategic initiatives, financial results, etc.—with a wide range of employees. Through this inclusive approach,...

4 steps to keep conflict positive

  • April 19, 2017

Rather than let a simple debate or disagreement turn into an energy- and productivity-zapping waste of time, take this advice.

Manage a bully employee

  • December 28, 2016

When a bully employee dominates a meeting or other situation, here’s how to address the issue in the moment.

Don’t let work conflicts take you down

  • November 08, 2016

Whether it’s a co-worker who won’t stop walking off with your supplies or a serious dispute about a project, here are some steps that can keep conflicts from...

A better way to hear complaints

  • September 10, 2016

Chronic complainers can certainly drain your energy and time. However, some complaints are worthy of your attention, so you can’t silence them all. Instead, listen...

The Tracked Changes conflict

  • July 15, 2016

Over the past few years, Microsoft has tried to help us resolve our internal organizational struggles over Tracked Changes by offering different default flavors,...