ART, ANTIQUES AND COMPETENCE

  Dear Mr. Molloy:   My husband is a cardiac surgeon and has just been appointed head of cardiac surgery at a major hospital. He was given this position because he is a surgeon with a wonderful record. The doctors with whom he worked appreciated him because if someone...

NASTY NERD TO NICE GUY

This has been edited extensively because it contained words and phrases that I refuse to use.   Dear  You Blank-Blank:   When I found out you were writing a blog I knew I had to write. In 2003 I went to a high school class reunion and one of the people who showed up...

EXECUTIVE WOMEN

Dear Mr. Molloy:   I am one of several women in the executive suite of a Fortune 500 hundred company. Two months ago I became assistant to one of the vice presidents which means if I do my job well I will become an officer in the company.   I come from a small town in...

REAL ESTATE SALES & CREATIVE MINDS

Dear Mr. Molloy:   I am a real estate salesman and have been managing the Commercial Sales Department in my firm for almost 7 years. My standard uniform in the winter   consists of gray slacks and a navy sport jacket. When I’m dealing with corporate types,...

HANDLING DIFFICULT PEOPLE

Dear Mr. Molloy:   I am a man in his mid-30s and have just been elected to the school board in my town. In the course of campaigning I visited both blue collar workers and young professionals in their homes. The one thing I noticed was the better educated parents were...

BEING BALD & WHAT KIDS DON’T KNOW

  Dear Mr. Molloy:   One factor which you have not discussed that would probably interest many readers is the effect of baldness on a businessman’s image. Being bald I wondered if it is better to wear a hairpiece or to live with your baldness.   Having this...

WHEN YOU MOVE & THE IMPACT OF POPULARITY TRAINING

  Dear Mr. Molloy:   I am a software engineer and have finally been asked to move to corporate headquarters. It means money and prestige right away and hopefully bigger and better things in the future.   Corporate headquarters is in San Francisco. I’ve only...

THE NEED FOR AN INEXPENSIVE BUSINESS WARDROBE

Dear Mr. Molloy:   You wrote the other day that the new suits being pushed by the fashion industry were not what we once called serious suits. They did not include the colors and designs recommended in your books. You then went on to suggest that anyone who needs a...

RADIO TO TV & OUT OF SCHOOL AND OUT OF WORK

Dear Mr. Molloy:   I have been doing a radio show for the last 12 years on handling personal finances and have been fairly successful.. I have been offered a local TV show which will start in two months. I was given the show because I wrote a book on the subject but...

A TEACHER’S IMAGE AND WOMAN WHO WANT TO MARRY

Dear Mr. Molloy: Three weeks ago I started teaching high school and to my surprise some of the male students intimidated me. My only teaching experience before was in junior high school and when I was challenged by a student I took them by the arm and brought them to...