Career Coaches Weigh in on Tricky Workplace Dilemmas
Respecting authority is no longer common place
It can be hard to know how to act at work. I want to be my relaxed, authentic self — but, sometimes, that comes off as way too casual.
For example, I once called my boss "dude." She's not that much older than I am, so I slipped into a more laid-back attitude that should probably be reserved for peers. I instantly felt like I had taken a step over that invisible line that divides the professional from the unprofessional. Since then, I've made a concerted effort to button up a little.
Luckily, Life Kit is here to help with these awkward workplace dilemmas. This summer, we asked you to send in your work-related questions, from dealing with a boss who has different political views to tackling age discrimination. Then we asked career coaches from the leadership training organization Embrace Change to weigh in and give concrete advice.
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