What Good Feedback Looks Like

Authors: Craig Chappelow and Cindy McCauley Source: HBR According to a recent Harvard Business Review cover story, it’s rarely useful to give feedback to colleagues. The authors argue that constructive criticism won’t help people excel and that, when you highlight someone’s shortcomings, you actually hinder their learning. They say that managers should encourage employees to worry …

You’re Never “Done” With Personal Development

Author: Darius Foroux Source: DariusForoux.com I often hear people saying stuff like, “You don’t need to read non-fiction books anymore!” They pretend they somehow “graduated” from the whole personal development movement. “I stopped listening to podcasts,” is another one of those statements. Every time I hear something like that, one word comes to mind: Arrogance. …

Money Worries, and How to Keep Them from Holding you Back

Author: Jill Schlesinger Source: The Muse Here’s a question: Does thinking about your finances stress you out? Here’s another question: Does that stress permeate your work life, making it impossible to focus on day-to-day tasks, or more importantly, your longer term career aspirations? If it does, you’re most certainly not alone. And if it doesn’t, …

Show Off Transferable Skills to Successfully Change Careers

Author: Caroline Ceniza-Levine Source: Forbes At a recent workshop, one experienced professional asked how to package her skills to show employers that what she could offer was transferable to a new career. People do change careers – i.e., moving from one industry to a different one or moving from one role to another. Therefore, employers …