The Careerist

Preventing Burnout

We are continuing to publish stories researched and written before the COVID-19 crisis, such as this one.   Burnout is super common among today’s workers. Here’s how we can protect ourselves. Q: Going to work used to be great, but…

Getting On Board

You’ve been offered a seat on an executive board. Should you take it? Q: I’ve been asked to serve on an executive board for a local charity. I’m flattered but worried I don’t have time. What are some pros and…

The Partridge Family

Inspired by the “12 Days of Christmas,” we look at common office concerns that arise during the holidays The holiday season is a lot like a string of tangled tree lights. There is the promise of wonder and sparkle, true,…

Banish Bullying

Work-related bullying is shockingly common. Those at the top can stop it. Q: I’m COO and take workplace culture at our company seriously. How would I know if workplace bullying is happening? People seem unlikely to share details with me…

The Careerist: Shake It Off

Pleased to meet your hot hand teeming with staph bacteria! Q: I’ve suffered from three colds in three months. I’m sick of getting sick and want to stop shaking people’s hands entirely. Is that rude? A: You could offer up…

Top Priorities First

But you can’t put off forever those minor things on your To Do List that must be done. Set aside regular times for them and then reward yourself. Q: I’m torn. Is it better to bang through my to-do list,…

The Vulture Swoops In

Our department is great about sharing food with each other. What we hate are colleagues from other departments grabbing our food before everyone on our team has had a bite. Q: I read your advice about the food pushers, those…