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How to Deal with a Negative Work Environment

​In the challenging environment, we find ourselves today – with a daily balancing act from home to work and work to home – walking into a negative work environment is the last thing you want to fac...

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How can I help my staff accept a new manager following the death of his predecessor?

​Question: I own a medium-sized marketing firm with a team of 20 people. Four months ago, one of our managers died. He was a superb employee and fantastic at motivating his team and boosting morale...

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I know I am being managed out of my HR job by firm’s new owners – what should I do?

​Question: I’ve enjoyed my role as Head of Human Resources with a large tech company for five years. A year ago, the company was taken over and the new owners brought in their own executives. Since...

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My manager is being cold with me since I got my promotion. What should I do?

​Question: I was offered a promotion recently and I am now working equally alongside a manager who trained me when I moved to the company five years ago. Since I was promoted, she has become cold a...

I have to fire an employee – how do I approach this situation with confidence?

​Question: I have been a manager of a software company for a number of years. I have successfully dealt with a number of issues, such as confronting people on their performance, etc. However, a mor...

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I’m in my 50s and desperate to quietly upskill to keep up with my tech-savvy younger staff

​​​I am a female in my late 50s and am enjoying my work at my job in the media sector. There are a lot of younger employees coming into the workplace with IT skills that are far superior to my own....