10 Reasons Why Your Feedback Falls on Deaf Ears

February 04 , 2016

Leadership is about developing people, and that includes giving difficult feedback to employees about their performance. Leaders who see corrective feedback as a partnership with their employees and an opportunity to encourage their growth and development reap great rewards in employee...

Filed Under: Communication, communication, Feedback, Leadership, professional development, Relationships

Think Grammar Doesn't Matter? It Could Be Holding You Back From a Promotion

May 28 , 2015

Many people think that once they leave school, they don't need to worry about grammar. In the real world, most people will just figure out what you mean ... right?

Filed Under: Career Advice, Cognitive Ability, cognitive ability, Feedback, Insights, insights, Uncategorized

Unemployment at 7-Year Low: Much Work to Do

May 18 , 2015

The job market recovered in April after getting roughed up in March. The Bureau of Labor Statistics said 223,000 new jobs were added last month, matching consensus estimates. As it turns out, March was worse than initially reported-only

Filed Under: Feedback, Hiring, hiring, Job Search, job search, Layoffs, layoffs

When You’re Not The Manager 'Type,’ How Do You Move Up The Corporate Ladder?

February 19 , 2015

Filed Under: Best Advice, best advice, Feedback, Insights, insights, Your Career, your career

Making Feedback Pay Off

April 07 , 2014

Feedback frightens me. It probably frightens you, too. When we pour intense energy into a project, we don't want blunt opinions of our (supposedly) finished work. We crave pure praise from bosses, colleagues or customers. Even minor criticisms can be hard to take. Harsher responses feel like a kick...

Filed Under: Best Advice, best advice, Feedback, Insights, insights, Success, success

Why Providing Critical Feedback Can Be A Gift

February 27 , 2014

Rarely are managers, in any field, well prepared to deal with employees who need corrective input. In fact, we’ve heard all too often how the whole idea of being critical strikes a note of "being mean," "acting arrogant," or "hurting someone’s feelings."

Filed Under: Best Advice, best advice, Feedback, Professional Development, professional development, Your Career, your career