Gossip Girls (and Boys)

Scared of losing your job? Westchester-based Karen Berg, an executive coach who recently wrote Loud & Clear: 5 Steps to Say What You Mean and Get What You Want, suggests gossiping. “Ask questions during the course of casual hallway conversations with fellow employees,” she advises. “It’s amazing what people will tell you as part of chit chat.” We tried that and learned that our supervisor was out playing golf.