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A Pint for Lunch

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Karen,

I travel a great deal in my job. In England everyone has a ‘pint’ with lunch. My company has a policy that prohibits reimbursing for alcohol. What should I do?

Jeff, IN

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Resume Sorting

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Karen,

I recently placed an employment ad and received hundreds of replies. Would you provide some advice for helping me get through this mountain of resumes and make the right hiring decision?

Mary, PA

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Top Two

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Karen,

 

One of my staff people is driving me NUTS!  She makes a million mistakes and every time I think we’ve gotten past an issue, it pops up again.

 

Jeff, PA

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Three Strikes

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Karen,

 

Help! I’m ready to kill one of my employees! He keeps making the same mistakes and every time I think we’ve gotten past an issue, it pops up again.  What should I do?

 

Bill, DE

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Promoted Over Friends

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Karen,

 

I have been promoted to manager and now supervise my former coworkers. Do you have any tips to make this transition go smoothly?

 

Christine, PA

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Fire the Bottom 10%?

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Karen,

 

Our new executive director just instituted a policy that requires me to fire the bottom 10% of my staff each year. While I do currently have one staff member who is underperforming, I have difficulty working this way. What should I do?

 

Dan, IL

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What does Authentic Empowerment Mean? Part 2

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Note: This is part 2 in my response to Pat.

 

Karen,

 

In a previous newsletter you mentioned authentic empowerment. What does this mean?

 

Pat, PA

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