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In the span of every career, there will likely come a time when you must give difficult feedback to an employee or team member. Consider these tips when giving negative feedback.
• Set a positive intention. Although corrective action is sometimes necessary, don’t go into the conversation with the intention to reprimand. Go in with the intention to help the employee grow, rather than to show them they were wrong. Before you start the conversation, reflect on what you want your employee or team member to take away from
By using the brain’s natural tendencies to your advantage, you can actually influence other people's responses and decisions. Here are several tips to increase your odds of success in both business and social settings.
Remember that silence is golden. Silence often gets a bad rap for being “awkward,” but remaining silent can be used to your advantage. Don’t feel pressured to fill the void when you ask someone a question and they are slow to respond. Silence implores people to speak, so keep your lips sealed and wait for a response. You will usually get a more favorable outcome. This is a great tool in negotiations.
Consistently remembering names can be a beneficial way for you to distinguish yourself from other business connections. Next time you need to remember a name, give these tips a try.
• Ask again. Just be honest. If you can’t remember someone’s name after being introduced, ask for it again. If it’s a unique name or one you don’t recognize, ask its origin or how it’s spelled so you can write it down later.
When you’ve worked on a single project for months at a time, it’s easy to lose focus and motivation. Here are some tips to help you wind down and transition back into normal work mode.
Recharge Your Batteries – Large projects can be taxing, both mentally and physically. Give yourself some time to recover and regain your cognitive composure. Take a few days off to rest or spend time with your family, or take smaller breaks throughout your day.
Prioritize Tasks – When you’re depleted, it’s often hard to separate tasks that are urgent from tasks that are important. While you were focused on your major project, a backlog of work most likely accumulated and needs to get done. Before you dive into busy work, carve out some time to prioritize your tasks.
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