During a recent manicure, my nail technician alternated between checking text messages, talking to co-workers and applying polish. The manicure took unusually long, and I came to realize that workplace distractions extend well beyond office workers.
Q: I work for someone who is generally uncivil. If I were calling names, I'd say he was quite a jerk. It's not personal; he is abrupt and abrasive with all of us, and while the substance of his feedback is generally on track, it gets lost in the tone. What can we do?
DETROIT - Detroit has always attracted outsiders who wanted to contribute to the city's growth. From architect Albert Kahn to civic rights activist Rosa Parks, over the decades numerous benefactors who hailed from elsewhere found in Detroit a stage for their best efforts.
Q: I'm at a turning point in my career and am trying to decide if I should move to a large corporate setting, stay with a smaller firm or take the entrepreneurial path. I have a good business idea but also have opportunities with existing companies. How to decide?