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3.24.2014

Firing on All Cylinders

Dennis is one of those friends that, at times, speaks to me in a foreign language. If it were Norwegian, that’d be ok because I can actually speak a bit of that. The problem is that he speaks... Read More

3.17.2014

Three Steps to Team Effectiveness

We’ve all been on effective and ineffective teams.  It’s not surprising as the operation of a team is necessarily more focused on the team than it is on any individual team member. ... Read More

2.24.2014

Learning to reframe feedback

Early in my professional career, I was on the fast track. I had been promoted a couple of times and really thought a lot about my abilities. Next up was that coveted director position, which... Read More

2.18.2014

How to Manage Emotions When Giving and Receiving Feedback

Most of us have been the victim of a pretty bad “receiving feedback session” and to be honest, most of us have also given a few of those too.  It’s not surprising as both giving and receiving... Read More

2.10.2014

Six Ways to Give Feedback Effectively

Several decades ago, I eagerly awaited my first performance review with my boss.  As a newly minted mechanical engineer, I desperately wanted to make a positive impression and validate the... Read More

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