8 October

Getting tough – without getting nasty

Getting tough – without getting nasty

    – Every month, colleagues at your company’s other locations send you their headcount figures, so that you can compile a report for the whole of Europe. One particular colleague never sends her figures on the agreed date, you always have to send her a reminder. – A colleague discovered some information which you’re […]

10 October

Three ways to handle intrusive questions

Three ways to handle intrusive questions

  I expect we’ve all been there: you’re chatting to a colleague at lunch or a fellow participant at a conference when suddenly they come out with a question that you find much too personal. Perhaps How much do you earn? or When are you going to start a family? or Why aren’t you drinking tonight? Your first […]

7 October

When colleagues want more information than you can give

When colleagues want more information than you can give

  Are you sometimes asked at work for information you’re not in a position to provide (yet)? It can be a tricky situation. On the one hand, you don’t want to come across as uncooperative or overly secretive. On the other hand, if you don’t make it very clear that the matter really isn’t up […]