I don’t know about you, but having to ask for a raise brings me to an instant state of anxiety.
Public speaking? No problem.
Singing off-key for five years in grammar school chorus? Whatever. Give me the microphone.
Parasailing to celebrate my divorce? No big deal.
Flying in a plexi-glass helicopter over a volcano? Bring it on.
Asking for a raise? <gasp!> Can I have my blankie?
So, imagine how happy I was to be able to schedule a Skype interview (below) with Dr. Diane L. Katz, Ph.D., author of Win at Work: The Everybody Wins Approach to Conflict Resolution. In her book (which I did receive for free – my required disclosure :-)), she covers many salient work related topics, such as conflict resolution, dealing with a micro-managing boss, and how to ask for a raise.
I couldn’t resist interviewing Dr. Katz about that last one – and she has graciously agreed that if any of my readers have any specific questions or need advice on a particular situation, she will be happy to offer back some advice if you post your question here!!
Take a listen to the interview (posted below), be sure to post any questions you may have, and check out her book and her website at http://www.theworkingcircle.com or her blog here (the book is also available at Borders, Barnes and Noble, and Amazon).
Have a super day –