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 …

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 …

How Scaling Yourself Down Can Scale Up Your Productivity

Author: Danny Schreiber Source: Zapier The following is a detailed write-up of a popular productivity talk delivered by Scott Hanselman. Visit his blog, hanselman.com, for more productivity tips. "Don't worry, just drop the ball." This counterintuitive advice is one of a dozen-plus productivity practices preached by Scott Hanselman, a program manager at Microsoft, author and …