When you are in a leadership role, you are frequently in the position of giving other people critical feedback. And in criticism, as in comedy, timing is everything. When you’re giving constructive feedback (including positive feedback, although I’m focusing on constructive criticism below), try to give that feedback as soon as possible. Here’s why: The […]
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One of the realities of business is not everyone loves what we propose. Sometimes that’s a reflection of our failure to learn as much as we can about what they really need. Other times, it’s a reflection of the client’s indecision. When clients don’t know what they want, they often use the proposal process to […]
In today’s world, we’re inundated with technology that’s supposed to help us work smarter, play harder and live our best lives. Although they do offer some advantages, the unintended consequence is that we’re more distracted than ever, and there’s pressure to reply more quickly to emails, texts, and social media messages. Combined with the “normal” […]
As the Levi-Strauss company prepares to re-join the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) today, employees of the NYSE are being encouraged to wear jeans to work. Normally that’s a no-no, but their trying to get into the jeans spirit, apparently! I figured it was only a matter of time before casual dress made it back […]