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Avoiding the panic room

Thursday, February 26, 2015 @ 7:00 PM | By Geoff Kirbyson

Gabrielle buzzes around the office, never pausing long enough to have a conversation of more than a few seconds, guzzling coffee, wolfing down snacks, and she’s always late for something more important.

Oh, she’s stressed all right. She’s a flurry of activity, her tension is contagious and she inadvertently quickens the pulses — and moistens the palms — of those around her, particularly junior employees.

Wait, do you know Gabrielle? You’re not alone. Virtually every workplace has somebody like her — just as often, they’re male...