Dear Sharon – May 2019

Q. I am a small business owner. I currently have eight people on my team, all of whom work very hard, day in and day out, to grow the firm. My challenge is this – my competitors, which are all considerably larger than I at this point (I’ve only been in business five years) are […]

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Dear Sharon – April 2019

Q. My company has been really focused on culture the past two years and I am happy to report it is working, with one exception. Our top sales performer is a serious problem. His ego is huge, and he is not a team player at all. It is obvious to everyone that he believes he […]

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Dear Sharon – March 2019

Q. I am so sad, one of my most beloved teammates just quietly told me that she has been diagnosed with cancer. The prognosis does not sound good. She’s asked that I keep it quiet for now until she figures out the next steps. I just don’t know what to do or how to help in […]

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Dear Sharon – February 2019

Q. I have a co-worker that overall, I work well with, except for one issue. This gentleman in our office is a “Trump Basher” and makes no bones about sharing his opinion freely whenever there is an opportunity. Honestly, I’m not a fan of   President Trump’s personally but I don’t exactly share all his views. […]

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Dear Sharon – January 2019

Q. I’ve been following your column and I’ve been wanting to write in, maybe in an attempt to not feel so alone. I am a senior ranking leader in a respected company. From all outward appearances, I am successful and confident. Here’s my challenge. I’m exhausted, and feel like such a fraud. Most times, I […]

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Dear Sharon – December 2018

Q. There is no easy way to say this: I suck at hiring. For every 10 hires, I maybe keep one! My interviewing skills obviously are not great. Any tips that you can share so I can stop wasting my money on bad hires? A. Before you beat yourself up, hiring is not easy and has changed […]

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