Get off your pedestal! Are you open to receiving feedback?

Most managers say that are open to feedback. And sometimes that’s true. But you know as well as I do, managers are often negligent in soliciting feedback, or they do things that indicate they aren’t open to it even if they say they are. Even managers with honorable intentions can mess this up.  I believe managers understand…

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Better to give than receive? Not when it comes to feedback in the workplace.

Providing feedback is one of those ‘must-do’ activities for effective leaders. Yet we don’t talk about receiving feedback very often, and I believe that is just as important. Over the last few weeks, I’ve been witness to a number of constructive — and unconstructive — exchanges of feedback. Providing feedback is critical, but how it…

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Healthy workplaces can happen by doing small things

Managers set the tone for healthy environments Does it seem ludicrous that there could be such a thing as the nation’s healthiest community? Or that you could live in it? On one hand, it does seem impossible. But on the other hand, why not? What’s stopping it from happening? If everyone had a commitment to taking…

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