Giving Feedback

Feedback can be difficult to give to others. Receiving feedback can be even more difficult to accept. In both circumstances, negative feedback, or constructive criticism, is the most difficult to give or receive. Our natural instinct is to avoid or procrastinate providing negative feedback. My own rule of thumb for providing feedback, especially negative, is

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We Have Not Because We Ask Not

The next time opportunity knocks at your door, open the door and see what happens. Or better yet, be the one to knock first. Sometimes we get so wrapped up in our own imagination of what might go wrong that we fail to leave our comfort zone and give that desire a try. Of course rejection is not fun, but neither is beating yourself up for not even trying. If you keep trying and do your best, eventually you will see positive results. When you accomplish that desire, your satisfaction will be worth all your effort. Continue Reading

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Words have power

Inspire Others

“We look into mirrors but we only see the effects of our times on us—not our effects on others.” ~ Pearl Bailey My family and I were moving with the crowd of fans toward the entrance gate of a minor league baseball game. From the distance I heard someone calling out my name. I stopped

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Succession planning

Lessons Learned from the Boss – Part 1 “Work yourself out of a Job”

Your work manager has profound influence over your professional development. A great manager can have a positive impact on your growth in skills, knowledge, and attitude. When a manager takes a genuine interest in the success of the employee, that manager will invest time and energy into developing employees in their current position while preparing

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