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Toxic chemistry at work? Here’s a fix-it formula

August 17, 2012

A middle-manager client of mine was upset when her boss told her that he had hired a new team member. She had known he was looking for someone but had expected to be part of the interview process. “I have to work with this person, sit next to them in a cubicle, I should have […]

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Ground down by the job? Take steps to rebuild your self-confidence

June 15, 2012

Globe & Mail Barbara Moses, Ph.D, is an international speaker, work/life expert, and best-selling author of Dish: Midlife Women Tell the Truth About Work, Relationships, and the Rest of Life. Ask people about their worst career experience and you will hear many different stories. Some will feature bad bosses, toxic colleagues or greedy management. Others […]

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Does your boss play favourites?

May 11, 2012

Globe & Mail Barbara Moses, Ph.D, is an international speaker, work/life expert, and best-selling author of Dish: Midlife Women Tell the Truth About Work, Relationships, and the Rest of Life. When one of my clients arrived at work one day, she noticed some of her colleagues were particularly well-dressed. At noon, she watched them all […]

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Mothers – Step back and let your children forge their own career paths

March 09, 2012

Globe & Mail Barbara Moses, Ph.D, is an international speaker, work/life expert, and best-selling author of Dish: Midlife Women Tell the Truth About Work, Relationships, and the Rest of Life. Four midlife women get together, and their talk quickly turns to what their twentysomething children are doing with their lives. One boasts that her daughter […]

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Breaking Free of the Midwinter Blues

February 10, 2012

Globe & Mail Barbara Moses, Ph.D, is an international speaker, work/life expert, and best-selling author of Dish: Midlife Women Tell the Truth About Work, Relationships, and the Rest of Life. Same old assignments, petty office politics, squeezed budgets, irritating colleagues – at this time of year, it’s hard not to feel as dark about your […]

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Why We Need Contrarians in the Workplace

January 14, 2012

Globe & Mail Barbara Moses, Ph.D, is an international speaker, work/life expert, and best-selling author of Dish: Midlife Women Tell the Truth About Work, Relationships, and the Rest of Life. There’s no question that Steve Jobs, the late co-founder of Apple Inc., and Christopher Hitchens, the late author and pundit, each left indelible marks. But […]

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Going down: Dealing with demotion at midlife

December 07, 2011

Globe & Mail Barbara Moses, Ph.D, is an international speaker, work/life expert, and best-selling author of Dish: Midlife Women Tell the Truth About Work, Relationships, and the Rest of Life. At a recent dinner, two friends who have hit midlife lamented they are now back to doing the same kind of work they did decades […]

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Moving On After a Setback At Work

November 09, 2011

Globe & Mail Barbara Moses, Ph.D, is an international speaker, work/life expert, and best-selling author of Dish: Midlife Women Tell the Truth About Work, Relationships, and the Rest of Life. Early in my career, I worked in an extremely nasty environment. By the time I quit, my confidence was in such tatters that when my […]

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The networking gender gap, and how to bridge it

October 14, 2011

Globe & Mail Barbara Moses, Ph.D, is an international speaker, work/life expert, and best-selling author of Dish: Midlife Women Tell the Truth About Work, Relationships, and the Rest of Life. A man walks into a restaurant. During the minute it takes him to reach his table, he stops to talk to 10 people. A woman […]

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Self-confidence Can Be A Double-Edged Sword

September 21, 2011

Globe & Mail Barbara Moses, Ph.D, is an international speaker, work/life expert, and best-selling author of Dish: Midlife Women Tell the Truth About Work, Relationships, and the Rest of Life. To listen to a 30-year-old man I recently counselled, you would think careers were kind of like dim sum – everything is on offer and […]

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