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3 Ways To Bring Yourself Back To Reality

Tasha Eurich, Ph.D. | Posted 04.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Tasha Eurich, Ph.D.

As human beings, we have to be careful not to deny reality when it hurts our happiness, health and success. We must accept things are they are, not as we wish them to be.

Lessons Learned From Painful Post Interview Feedback

Suzanne Grossman | Posted 04.01.2014 | Business
Suzanne Grossman

While it never feels good to hear something critical about our presentation skills, it is an opportunity to learn and better prepare for the next time.

It's Feedback Time

Tom Fox | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics
Tom Fox

Sheila Heen, a leadership coach who focuses on negotiation and decision-making in the workplace, recently co-authored the book "Thanks for the Feedbac...

Employee Engagement: The Key to Unlocking Your Team's Potential (Infographic)

David Hassell | Posted 03.07.2014 | Business
David Hassell

The stress and loss of productivity that comes with turnover can be detrimental to any business. Research shows that 30 percent of employees are likely searching for a new position online when they should be working, ultimately affecting your bottom line.

The Annual Performance Review: #FAIL

David Hassell | Posted 04.16.2014 | Business
David Hassell

What began as a staple of corporate process persists decades later as a rather unexamined policy. Why do we still use this antiquated method of collecting information and evaluating employee performance?

Our Ego Is the Enemy of Self-Awareness

Sara Canaday | Posted 04.12.2014 | Business
Sara Canaday

As a proponent of emotional intelligence, I'm often asked to explain this complex and sometimes-elusive concept. Simplifying emotional intelligence is...

Giving Effective Feedback Means Knowing When Not to Give It

Deborah Grayson Riegel | Posted 04.07.2014 | Business
Deborah Grayson Riegel

If your goal is to eat someone's dignity for lunch, you probably need to rethink your feedback strategy.

J is for Judgment

Rajesh Setty | Posted 03.20.2014 | Business
Rajesh Setty

Judgment is "the ability to make considered decisions or come to sensible conclusions." My first startup taught me a lot of lessons in the world of...

Can You Hear Us Now? Ethnic Spa Goers Are Speaking

Linda Harding-Bond | Posted 03.17.2014 | Black Voices
Linda Harding-Bond

For ethnic spa goers, many times the preliminary conversation to determine what we use on our skin, why we use it and what we expect to achieve from our facial is omitted. Were you aware that such a conversation should even take place?

Improve Your Performance With Rehearsal

Laura Butler | Posted 03.04.2014 | Women
Laura Butler

Remember the old adage, practice makes perfect? We're expected to show up and be perfect at a moment's notice. Maybe it's time to learn from that old adage and give yourself the opportunity to rehearse and practice to improve your work and life.

The 12 Business Books to Read in 2014

Adam Grant | Posted 02.16.2014 | Books
Adam Grant

Here are a dozen books with big implications for the world of work that are likely to make a splash in the coming year.

Are You Always Reacting to Life Instead of Responding to It

Deborah Kimmett | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
Deborah Kimmett

Have you got a project on the go that is beating you? How do you react to feedback? Do you let it defeat you? Or are you able to let things simmer and be playful?

Debunking the Original Idea Myth

MaryEllen Tribby | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
MaryEllen Tribby

There are a few techniques for producing great product ideas. These techniques work for every aspect of your business, from new product ideas to brainstorming your marketing campaigns.

Letter From a New Economy Consumer

Stephanie Michele | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Stephanie Michele

Everyday there are thousands of marketers competing for my time. I am consuming data and information at an alarming rate both online and off. When I am at my computer, on average I am switching tabs or functions more than twice every 60 seconds.

Wow. Ouch. Thanks: How to Hear Feedback Without Fighting It

Deborah Grayson Riegel | Posted 12.10.2013 | Business
Deborah Grayson Riegel

In three crisp and direct sentences, my tween daughter gave me a piece of critical feedback (yes, meant both ways) about my behavior towards her, and a subtle warning about the potential impact of my behavior on my business. It was short but not sweet.

Can I Give You Some Feedback?

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

One of the greatest benefits of exchanging feedback is that it promotes intimacy, trust, respect and appreciation in relationships.

Beyond Input - What Happens When Nonprofits Really Engage The People They Serve?

Willa Seldon | Posted 11.03.2013 | Impact
Willa Seldon

By involving students in tracking their own progress and setting their own goals, Friendship engages students and parents as partners in the design and implementation of the performance management system.

Whose Idea Was it Anyway?

MaryEllen Tribby | Posted 09.10.2013 | Business
MaryEllen Tribby

Very often, being first with a new product is not the best way to get started. In fact most successful entrepreneurs made their fortunes selling products similar to those others were already offering. Here are techniques for producing great product ideas.

Are You Listening to the Wrong Feedback?

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 07.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

One of the secrets of success is knowing which feedback to listen to, and which feedback to ignore. Here are three litmus tests to determine whether your feedback-giver is a valid source.

3 Things Successful, Happy People Do Differently

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 06.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

You don't need a good job, a great education, lots of money or the perfect family to start implementing these ideas. The faster you start acting like a happy, successful person, the faster you'll become one.

Negative Feedback: Confidence Crusher Or Motivating?

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 04.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

According to recent studies, you shouldn't worry so much when it comes to pointing out mistakes to someone who is experienced. Negative feedback won't crush their confidence, but it just might give them the information they need to take their performance to the next level.

Fear of Criticism

Hulya Aksu | Posted 03.25.2013 | Women
Hulya Aksu

I am the first person to admit that I don't like to admit my flaws or failures when they are pointed out by someone other than myself. But, if you criticized me the right way, I may actually listen and not be offended.

The Surprising Career Disconnect in Today's Ultra-Connected Workplace

Sara Canaday | Posted 10.28.2012 | Business
Sara Canaday

Gone are the days when we would carve out time every Friday morning to meet over breakfast with a seasoned adviser. Today, we rarely have time to reach out for sound advice and candid guidance.

Are We Ignorant About Our Personal Success?

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 10.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

If you want to be more successful -- at anything -- than you are right now, you need to know yourself and your skills. And when you fall short of your goals, you need to know why.

How Do You Give Feedback to Top Performers?

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 09.19.2012 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

The key issue to recognize in giving feedback to top performers is that the "no news is good news" feedback approach is not an effective management technique for handling your superstars.