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Behavioral Change as Simple as 1, 2, 3!

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 09.09.2014 | 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 09.05.2014 | 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 09.03.2014 | 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 09.02.2014 | 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 08.26.2014 | 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 08.20.2014 | 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.

"Yes, But" - The Evil Twin to "Yes, And"

Karen Hough | Posted 08.12.2014 | Business
Karen Hough

"Yes, and" is a powerful tool for collaboration, negotiation and effective communication. The concept of "Yes, and" comes from the improvisational sta...

No Excuses!

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 07.29.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

Genuinely apologizing is one of the most magical healing, restorative gestures a person can make. Without the apology, there is no recognition or acknowledgement that mistakes have been made, there is no announcement that you intend to change, and most importantly, there is no emotional contract between you and the people you care about.

How to Tackle Negative Feedback and Still Feel Great

Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells) | Posted 07.24.2014 | Business
Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells)

We know it is hard to change behavior. But trust us, you can do it. We can not remember the last time we had a fight or argument with someone. But we constantly learn new things and we end up knowing the nicest people all over the place, also if we start out on a rough path!

What Can I Do to Be a Better...?

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 09.01.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

In my experience, there are a hundred wrong ways to ask for feedback and one right way. Most of us know the wrong ways. We ask people, "What do you think of me?" "How do you feel about me?" "What do you hate about me?" or "What do you like about me?"

Resist the Rescue!

Nora T. Akins | Posted 08.27.2014 | Business
Nora T. Akins

Some managers, especially those new to the role believe they need to know everything. They see themselves as the answer-man or the go-to-person. This thinking unnecessarily reduces one's confidence and works against the role of manager, coach or leader.

11 Traits That Block Success for High-Achievers

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 08.24.2014 | Business
Paula Davis-Laack

For as long as I can remember, I have been driven and achievement-oriented. It started when I was six, playing tee-ball for the first time. I got a ...

Tell Me I Suck, Please

Sean Smith | Posted 07.29.2014 | Business
Sean Smith

There is a beauty about objective feedback. Sometimes it hurts, but it's objective, and it means something. If you can take negative feedback, even when you want to emotionally retaliate, it will do eons for what you can achieve.

3 Ways To Bring Yourself Back To Reality

Tasha Eurich, Ph.D. | Posted 06.08.2014 | 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 06.01.2014 | 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 05.26.2014 | 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 05.06.2014 | 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?