Category Archive: Solution Saturday

Dear Dan: It’s Increasingly Difficult to Keep My Frustration from my Staff

Dear Dan, I just discovered your article entitled, “You Feel Things Your Team Shouldn’t Know About,” and I realized that I probably don’t do as good a job at this as I should.… Continue reading

Dear Dan: I Put Stuff Off and Work All Weekend

Dear Dan, I read and love your blog. Your post on procrastination hit home because I am a procrastinator. My director-level job involves deep-dive creativity, research, writing, deadlines, and teams. I’m good at… Continue reading

Dear Dan: My Boss Says I’m Off-Putting But I Don’t Agree

Dear Dan, I am a female professional working in government (I am not a manager but am in a position of influence and leadership). I have received feedback from my manager that I… Continue reading

Dear Dan: I Manage a Large Facility that’s very Negative

Dear Dan, What’s some advice to give a manager who leads a large facility that’s been very negative for many years? There are many complaints and no teamwork. Sincerely, Dealing with negativity Dear… Continue reading

Dear Dan: How Can I Prepare for a Larger Leadership Role

Dear Dan, I always enjoy your posts. Very insightful content without all the usual self-help fluff. I transitioned to a new career track in the last year where I am now an individual… Continue reading

Solution Saturday: Help We’re Stuck and Sinking

Dear Dan, Our organization is stuck. We’re losing energy and declining. What suggestions do you have for getting unstuck? Sincerely, Nervous about the future Dear Nervous, Thanks for your question. Apart from intervention,… Continue reading