Category Archives: Workplace

Reality Check: Suggestions for the Workplace Feud

Last post, I described a workplace feud between Millie and Billy that’s gotten out of hand. What to do? Dr. Glasser suggested that the need for power is a basic human need. Because “power” is such a charged word, I … Continue reading

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Reality Check: The Workplace Feud

Do you remember the old western movies that featured families fighting each other for generations? The original dispute is long forgotten, but the hatred continues. Feuds aren’t confined to families, and one place where they are particularly unhelpful is in … Continue reading

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Reality Check: Relationships and the Bottom Line

When we talk about improving relationships, you might think it’s touchy-feely advice for personal relationships. However, we have business relationships, too. Is your workplace filled with good relationships? Or does it have its share of poor, dysfunctional relationships? Pretty much … Continue reading

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Reality Check: If you can’t get out of work….

Work; if you can’t get out of it, you may as well get in to it. Recently, I’ve focused on unhappiness at work. My suggestions come from the general principle that if you want change, you can either change your … Continue reading

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Reality Check: Improving the Workplace from Within

If you are unhappy at your workplace and would like to change that situation, there’s a variety of choices available to you. Mind you, the choices may not necessarily be attractive. But choices exist, nevertheless. One consistent suggestion is that … Continue reading

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Reality Check: Can you change your workplace reality?

Unhappy at your work? Want it to be better? Don’t know what to do? Sadly, you’re not alone. And while misery might love company, knowing that others share your misery doesn’t help you every day as you trudge off to … Continue reading

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Reality Check: Just doing my job…

“If only I could go to work and just do my job…” Do you ever think like that? Does your version of that wistful statement end with a “but”? If so, you are not alone. There’s plenty of disgruntlement to … Continue reading

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Reality Check: Joe’s New Job

Joe’s employment history could be described as “spotty.” It’s not that he can’t find work; Joe is able to get hired relatively easily. He’s articulate and presents himself in an interview as being pleasant and intelligent. However, Joe has developed … Continue reading

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Reality Check: The Reluctant Leader

In a workplace, folks sometimes find themselves “promoted” into a position they’d really rather not have, but perceive that they have no choice but to accept. Shelly has been appointed the informal leader of her team. At the time, it … Continue reading

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Reality Check: Quality for Life

My introduction to Dr. Glasser’s work was accidental. Wherever there are miserable people, Dr. Glasser encouraged learning and using choice theory. He counseled and wrote about relationships, marriage, families, addictions, health, and schools. There’s also plenty of misery in workplaces. … Continue reading

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