Archive for the ‘Work’ Category

#33 – Best of 2007

Monday, December 31st, 2007

Harriet Katz

Ring in 2008 with a look back at our favorite moments of Ask Dr. Harriet. Ken and I hope you get as much enjoyment from listening to the very best of 2007 as we had bringing them to you! We’re excited about what’s cooking for our second season. Happy New Year my friends! Thanks so much for your loyalty! ~ Harriet.

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#28 – Work Jerks

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

Harriet Katz

Every workplace has one – or six. They suck up to senior management. They steal your ideas and waste your time. They constantly criticize, spread malicious gossip and get good people in trouble. And that’s just minor bad behavior compared to the damage they can do. Fear not! Here are some simple steps you can take to detox your office environment.

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#25 – Clashing Generations

Thursday, November 8th, 2007

Harriet Katz

Our silver anniversary show explores how the inability to “feel the pain” of another generation has some workplaces rippling with turmoil. Why can’t Boomers, GenX and GenY make nice at the office? A few companies are proactively seeking the answer. Please take our listener poll. Pretty please? I have oodles of leftover candy for ya. Here kitty, kitty.

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Closing Gaps

Tuesday, November 6th, 2007

Last night I heard a great story about Matt. He was close to getting fired. Instead he got promoted. He ran into trouble speaking up at project meetings. He asked about costs. Where would the budget come from? What was the time frame? How would things work with competing projects? He was in operations. A detail person. He was a thorn in Laura’s side.

She was a senior member of the team. She is all about change and innovation. A big picture person. She makes things happen. Who was he to stand in her way? She let his manager know about her unhappiness. She went so far as to suggest Matt get a coach. If he didn’t shape up, he would need to look for another job.


Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

Sammy just got downsized. He’s devastated. What will he say to his partner? His kids? They depnd on him. He’s in his 40s. His manager has talked alot about youth. They’re cheaper. They’ve better computer skills. More savvy with Internet marketing. Less responsibilities. He’s worried he won’t ever make the same money. How will he live on less? No loyalty. No protection. No future.


Monday, October 22nd, 2007

I just heard from Sarah, an Alpha-Woman. Sarah’s in pain. Her husband John has shutdown. He hasn’t made decent money for over 6 months. Time passes. There’s no hope on the horizon.

The more time passes the less Sarah gets through to John. He disappears behind the newspaper. He hides glued to the TV. When confronted, his eyes glaze over. To add insult to injury, John does less and less around the house. He says he has no time. The more Sarah’s frustrated, the less she gets through to John.

#23 – Alpha-Woman, Beta-Man

Monday, October 22nd, 2007

Role reversal with a capital $. When she makes more money than he it can spell The End for some couples. Solution? R-E-S-P-E-C-T. Aretha had it right! Show milestone: 1200+ regular listeners and growing. Thank you, thank you!

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#22 – The Criticizer

Monday, October 15th, 2007

They are disciples of destructive dialogue, pervading harsh and hurtful words at work and at home. Motivators? HA! Exactly the opposite. Beware: The Criticizer.

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PTM Cast is here!

Saturday, October 13th, 2007

PTM Cast

I’m psyched! My newest podcast now has a home…

If you’ve ever wondered how career and life coaching really works, and whether it’s right for you, I think PTM Cast can sort it all out for you. Please give a listen let me know if this is useful, okay? Thanks, so much!


#16 – Balancing Act

Wednesday, August 8th, 2007

Work life, home life, yada-yada. Who shuttles the kids? Who does dishes? A best-of Tune in To Relationships with Dr. Harriet and Phil. Weetabix! Not just a U.K. fav. You too? E-mail me to say “I love Weetabix!”

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