How to Ask “Are You a Racist?” in An Interview

How to Ask “Are You a Racist?” in An Interview

Q:  Call me naïve, but in the last year I’ve realized there are apparently more people with sympathetic views about white supremacy than I imagined. I certainly want to avoid hiring someone with those views, but I don’t suppose I could just ask someone “are you a...
Employee With Delusions of Grandeur?  How to Handle

Employee With Delusions of Grandeur? How to Handle

Q:  I’m supposed to do a yearly evaluation of an employee I’ve supervised for only three months.  From what I’ve observed, she’s a so-so performer and needs improvement in most areas.   The problem:  She thinks she’s doing great.  I’ve overheard her being confident...
Getting Interrupted at Meetings?  Try These Tips

Getting Interrupted at Meetings? Try These Tips

Q:  Last week you talked about all the studies that show that women are interrupted more often than men, and that this originates from an unconscious bias both genders have about women.  Is there something women can do to lessen interruptions? or can you suggest  how...
Newsflash: Women Get Interrupted More (Unconsciously)

Newsflash: Women Get Interrupted More (Unconsciously)

Last week, we discussed the sexual harassment stories in the news recently.   Today I wanted to discuss something much more subtle that I think all of us (both men and women) engage in:  Our unconscious bias regarding the role of women in our society. For instance, at...