Simon Gibson

Office Politics 101: We only hire internally

It is important to note there are genuine advantages to promoting from within.

Office Politics 101: The wrong employee is being forced on me

We went through the application process, including an interview, and now he wants me to select a woman that was not my first choice.

Office Politics 101: Moving on up?

Q: I’ve been offered a significant promotion with my company, but it will require I move to a town where I don’t know anybody.

Office Politics 101: My boss is the retiring type

I like my boss – but he’s retiring. I’m very anxious about working with his successor.

Office Politics 101: My boss is very disorganized!

Other managers have even blamed me for the late completion of projects. Your advice, please!

Office Politics 101: Let’s talk about me — again

There’s a woman in our office who is totally self-absorbed. She’s quite a good worker but is only interested in talking about herself.

Office Politics 101: I have to lay someone off!

Do nothing until you have investigated the entire matter by speaking with your manager and the HR department.

Office Politics 101: What’s in a name?

I’ve been given a nickname – and I don’t like it.

Office Politics 101: Neither a lender nor borrower be

A co-worker borrowed money and won’t pay it back. What should I do?

Office Politics 101: Advice on the promotion

I’ve just been promoted to manager of our small five-person department. Any advice for me?

Office Politics 101: Bored at work, but nervous about leaving

Q: I’m bored at work! Every day is tedious and predictable. I sometimes think about making a career change, but then I get nervous. I’m a single mom in my early 40s. Do you have any advice for me?

Office Politics 101: Distracted by the way they dress

Q: I work in a medium-sized office with about 20 staff. There…

Office Politics 101: Petrified of the Peter Principle

Q: I accepted a new position last month, which looked great on…