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July 21, 2015

5 Tips to Stop Complaining and Start Creating

“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Don’t complain.” – Maya Angelou In his book “The No Complaining Rule,” […]
August 5, 2015

Workplace Communication: Keep it Real

People are intrinsically built to disguise their emotions; it is human nature. However, this clouds communication and can create hindrances in the workplace. In order to be an […]
October 16, 2015

Want to communicate more clearly? Repurpose the SMART methodology.

We’ve all heard of SMART goals. The acronym (short for Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Timely) works to help us hone in on what we’re really […]
January 8, 2016

Ditch this term to immediately improve your feedback.

Can I give you a little constructive criticism? Ok, rest easy. I’m not actually going to give you constructive criticism. I know. It was a mean […]
January 21, 2016

Good feedback is not all about improvement

Last week I wrote about why constructive criticism doesn’t work. Now I’m moving on to yet another misconception that gets in the way of using all […]
February 3, 2016

Put down your sandwich. I need to give you some feedback.

This is it – the third (but definitely not last) myth in my series “Feedback Myths: What we think is helpful, but isn’t really helping.” Last […]