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Gifting and Getting Feedback

Grace de Rond | Posted 11.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Grace de Rond

I was sitting in the yard one day when my 7-year-old son came out of the house and sat down beside me. I kept looking at his face, thinking that som...

5 Crucial Considerations to Help You Better Steward Criticism

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 11.18.2015 | Business
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

We often discuss how to be better stewards of time, money, and resources, but have you ever considered the importance of stewarding criticism?

Why Do I Read My Article's Comments Section?

Brent Stoller | Posted 11.20.2015 | Media
Brent Stoller

This was huge for me. For seven years, I'd been sending out my writing, hoping someone somewhere would take notice. I'd been fortunate to be featured on some terrific websites, but none with the notoriety of Yahoo.

What Should Andrew Do?

Samie Al-Achrafi | Posted 09.18.2015 | Business
Samie Al-Achrafi

Andrew got into the office and fired up his laptop. He made himself a coffee and took a deep breath, as he prepared for the day ahead. Andrew joine...

Ditch These 4 Bad Habits to Free a Closed Mind

Susan Steinbrecher | Posted 08.25.2015 | Business
Susan Steinbrecher

The way you communicate as a leader will grow significantly when you adopt the following principle: People have positive intentions. There are rare exceptions, but people for the most part want to be respected and appreciated for their contributions in life.

Is My Feedback Motivating? Part 2

Susan Fowler | Posted 08.21.2015 | Business
Susan Fowler

You might be feeling sad or even angry if you read Is My Feedback Motivating? Part 1 of this three-part series. You may outright disagree with the assertion that personalized feedback is risky and potentially undermines a person's optimal motivation.

Lessons from Amazon about the Importance of Thriving at Work

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 08.19.2015 | Business
Paula Davis-Laack

Simply using the word "together" can have a profound impact on how work teams operate. New research by Priyanka Carr and Gregory Walton shows that using social cues that signal an invitation for folks to work together can fuel intrinsic motivation even when people work alone.

Stopping the Should've, Could've, Would've

Thuy Sindell | Posted 08.12.2015 | Business
Thuy Sindell

How do you stop the "should" conversation and move it to one of commitment and change?

Is My Feedback Motivating? Part 1

Susan Fowler | Posted 08.12.2015 | Business
Susan Fowler

Does giving feedback cause you to toss and turn at night, procrastinate on delivering it, disappoint you when it doesn't make a difference, or frustrate you because it instigates an argument?

Increase Success: Help Others to Get an A+ in Life

Scott Halford | Posted 08.04.2015 | Business
Scott Halford

The art of leadership and the gift of being an incredible human being is to adopt the mindset of helping others get an A in life. It might make some of the most jaded among you bristle a bit to be "so nice" when all you want to do is be efficient by barking orders about what to do and how to be. In the long run, that is not efficient at all.

Make Your Feedback Personal

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 07.07.2015 | Business
Naphtali Hoff

I remember once sitting around the table with my faculty advisory committee. The committee consisted of four teachers from different grade levels and disciplines within the school and was designed to offer me feedback on various programs and change initiatives as well as be my ears on the ground.

Young and Entrepreneurial: Lessons Tip'd Off CEO Akshay Oberai Learned From A Successful Exit

David Ongchoco | Posted 06.13.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

We caught up with Akshay on what he learned from his Tip'd Off journey, from the day he started it to the day it got acquired. While admittedly, it was a very hard decision for Akshay and his cofounders to sell Tip'd Off. They just couldn't let go of this opportunity of a successful exit, with their investors and employees in mind as well.

3 Reasons Saying 'Good Job!' Isn't Good Enough to Motivate Your Team

Kim Pisolkar | Posted 06.04.2015 | Business
Kim Pisolkar

When someone tells you "good job", what can you actually do with that? Sure, it's nice to hear, but don't you want to know more information? For instance, what exactly was good? What should you continue doing? What might you need to do differently next time?

What Shark Tank Can Teach Us About Feedback

Ilya Zeldin | Posted 06.30.2015 | 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 06.23.2015 | 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 06.20.2015 | 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

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.