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What Shark Tank Can Teach Us About Feedback

Ilya Zeldin | Posted 04.30.2015 | Business
Ilya Zeldin

The show is fascinating on multiple levels, but one of the ones that gets overlooked is the concept of feedback.

10 Signs Your Boss Doesn't Like Your Work -- and How to Change Things

Dianna Booher | Posted 04.23.2015 | Business
Dianna Booher

Clear, straightforward communication always trumps vague generalities that produce uncertainty, low morale and lower productivity.

The Problem With Asking for Feedback

Thuy Sindell | Posted 04.20.2015 | Business
Thuy Sindell

Everyone wants feedback, right? Wrong. Most people cringe at the thought. Although the term feedback has become mainstream in the world of corporate speak, giving and receiving it still ranks below going to the dentist for a deep filling.

Stop Asking Me for My Opinion

Liz Wainger | Posted 05.20.2015 | Business
Liz Wainger

Most companies these days seem to be in relentless pursuit of my opinion and attitude, yet the questions they ask really don't encourage conversation. Sometimes they just ask me to log on and "complete a survey." Neither approach encourages any deepening of a relationship.

More of North America's Favorite Mogul Runs and Groomers

Liftopia | Posted 05.16.2015 | Travel
Liftopia

We always try to get it right. But when it comes to pulling together a list of North America's favorite ski runs, it can be hard to touch all the bases.

Don't Get Fired. Get Feedback.

Jeremy Vandehey | Posted 04.15.2015 | Business
Jeremy Vandehey

It happened on a Wednesday. I was in my cubicle preparing for a meeting I felt unqualified to lead, nervously scribbling down an agenda. I was pumping myself up with the freshest single at the time, Like a G6, when I heard my boss shouting over the sea of cubicles, penetrating my ears over Far East Movement's fresh beats.

Making Stress Your Friend: It's All in Your Mindset

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 04.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

While it's no secret that sustained levels of stress are not good for your health, there is more to the stress story than "stress is bad." As it turns out, how you perceive stress is just as important as the amount of stress you're experiencing.

Three Ways to Get Good, Immediate Feedback

Rajesh Setty | Posted 03.27.2015 | Business
Rajesh Setty

There is an old saying -- "feedback is the breakfast of champions." I would make a small change. In my version, it would be -- "good feedback is the breakfast of champions."

Dealing With the Fear of Public Speaking: Seven Tips

Gadadhara Pandit Dasa | Posted 03.16.2015 | Business
Gadadhara Pandit Dasa

Even after 15 years and over one thousand lectures, I can't say that I've completely overcome the fear of public speaking. On some occasions, I still get some butterflies when I first get up in front of the audience.

The Workplace Communication Gap that No One is Talking About

Michael Papay | Posted 03.16.2015 | Business
Michael Papay

Employees want to be more than just employees. They want to be respected for their unique perspectives and experiences, feel connected emotionally to the purpose of their organizations and know how their contributions are driving their businesses forward.

10 Resolutions for Growth and Compassionate Living for 2015

Gadadhara Pandit Dasa | Posted 02.28.2015 | Religion
Gadadhara Pandit Dasa

Change requires hard work. Too often, in our endeavor for change, we bite off more than we can chew. We over commit and think that transformation has to be immediate and this is the mistake that will lead to disappointment.

Bob Dylan Got It Right

Hans Hickler | Posted 02.05.2015 | Business
Hans Hickler

Whether dealing with our families, our employees or with our customers, the story is the same - our character defines us - it defines us in our personal lives and in our lives at work. It is who we are.

Just Don't Do That!

Hans Hickler | Posted 01.12.2015 | Business
Hans Hickler

Don't do that! Just don't do that. Decide how you want to use your time... productively!

Why We Need to Seek Out Feedback -- Even When it Hurts

Karen Frankola | Posted 01.10.2015 | Business
Karen Frankola

The important lesson for her is that a boss who gives you specific, performance-based feedback is a tremendous gift. Here's how my conversation went with my wounded friend.

Emotional Intelligence: Cult or Competitive Advantage?

Sara Canaday | Posted 12.27.2014 | Business
Sara Canaday

Behavioral intelligence, social fluency, the ability to apply emotional intelligence -- these are the teachable skills that can launch people into greater professional and personal success.

Stop Defining Yourself as a Jerk!

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 12.21.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

These little sayings add up to our definition of who we are. I consider them a pile of behaviors that we define as "me." The more we talk, the more we define our unalterable essence.

Ask Your Employees These 4 Simple Questions to Elicit Productive Feedback

Susan Steinbrecher | Posted 11.23.2014 | Business
Susan Steinbrecher

As an entrepreneur or executive, you often get caught up in the "bigger picture" and the intricacies of your leadership role. But by doing so, it is possible to become disconnected from your impact on employees, customers and suppliers.

7 Ways To Communicate Online Without Sounding Like A Jerk

Simon Tam | Posted 11.23.2014 | Business
Simon Tam

How would we feel if our rants about co-workers trickled their way to a boss or major donor? Do we want members of our family seeing the comments that we leave on sites?

When Social Media Doesn't Matter: Four Reasons to Tune Out Feedback

Edward Muzio | Posted 11.16.2014 | Business
Edward Muzio

My point here is that in many situations, feedback -- be it the useful and actionable kind, the social media kind, or both -- isn't actually productive at all.

Behavioral Change as Simple as 1, 2, 3!

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 11.09.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

People often ask, "Can executives really change their behavior?" The answer is definitely yes. At the top of major organizations even a small positive change in behavior can have a big impact.

Getting the Most Out of Classroom Observations

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 11.05.2014 | Education
Naphtali Hoff

By following these suggestions, principals can set a more positive, focused and goal-oriented tone to the observation process. The result will be happier teachers and genuine sense of fulfillment, knowing that you are satisfying one of the most important tasks in your role as instructional leader.

Made With Love

Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells) | Posted 11.03.2014 | Business
Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells)

It is easy to forget the negative power of not saying something.

Mastering Your Life: How to Play the Game in Five Easy Steps

Tiffany O. Silver | Posted 11.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Tiffany O. Silver

Imagine this energy is like currency -- you get a certain amount each day, to create your now -- so you wouldn't want to fritter it away. Once you realize the impermanence of life, that the past and the future aren't able to be held because they do not really exist, you can only be present!

10 Surefire Reasons to Try Feedforward!

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 10.26.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

Leaders have to give feedback and performance appraisals have to be made. This is a given. Yet, there are many times when feedforward is preferable to...

How to Give Millennials the Feedback They Want (Without Adding Hours to Your Day)

Haydn Shaw | Posted 05.10.2015 | Business
Haydn Shaw

Millennials' expectations are different from the older generations'. Millennials grew up with highly involved parents coaching them, instant access online to grades, and thousands of texts with their friends.