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Surprising Research Says Negative Feedback Is Effective (and We Might Even Prefer It)

Surprising Research Says Negative Feedback Is Effective (and We Might Even Prefer It) | Career Insights | Scoop.it

Few people like hearing bad news about themselves. Getting a tough performance review or being called out for a mistake challenges our status and triggers feelings of shame, frustration, and helplessness. Negative feedback floods the brain with stress-inducing hormones that raise our threat awareness and causes a momentary loss of executive functioning.

If an unfavorable report makes you think you’ve lost your mind, it’s probably because you have.

But before we write off the criticisms we receive from bosses and friends, here’s the surprising part about negative feedback: It might actually be good for us.


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Andrea Ross's curator insight, July 28, 9:09 PM

As long as feedback is given constructively then it's a win win situation. It's when it's delivered the wrong way when problems arise and people feel threatened. This is a topic I cover in my Billing Manager course in Singapore so if you would like to nail this skill then please reach out. 

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Why ‘well done’ shouldn’t have to be the hardest words

Why ‘well done’ shouldn’t have to be the hardest words | Career Insights | Scoop.it
Never mind the difficulties of giving negative feedback – managers are having a hard enough time providing upbeat comments to their staff. They could be missing a trick

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The competitive advantage of deliberate practice

The competitive advantage of deliberate practice | Career Insights | Scoop.it

One of the most critical competitive advantages for any organization is the skill level at which their people have important conversations. Interpersonal interactions, whether customer-facing, coaching, diversity & inclusion or leadership, can positively or negatively affect an organization more than a marketing campaign, a recognizable logo, a great product, or a good price.
 
Business leaders look to L&D to deliver this competitive advantage across the organization with the expectation of a greater return on their investment every year.

We are about to witness a fundamental shift in the way L&D organizations deliver on this mandate. To be an expert at an interpersonal skill, whether internal or client-facing, knowledge of the process is only half of the equation.

Converting knowledge into a skill, or crossing the ‘know – do’ gap will be the new strategic objective for leadership and L&D.


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3 Small Things Every Person Can Do to Reduce Stress in Their Office

3 Small Things Every Person Can Do to Reduce Stress in Their Office | Career Insights | Scoop.it

In a world of tight deadlines, it’s no wonder that some of your stress might seep out and affect your colleagues. But — because they’re under pressures of their own — you risk perpetuating a vicious circle, where you mirror and magnify each other’s frenzy.

You can’t control their behavior, but you can take charge of your own. There are obvious ways to tamp down the stress you inflict on others, such as refraining from yelling or making sarcastic comments. But those are only the most visible ways one risks alienating one’s coworkers; to truly stop the office pathology, you have to look deeper. Here are three subtle but powerful strategies to ratchet down the pressure and ensure you’re not subjecting your colleagues to undue stress and frustration.


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Chris Atkinson on how to engage and inspire

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Check out this interview with Elysian's Chris Atkinson in Training Journal
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12 Important Career Lessons Most People Learn Too Late in Life

12 Important Career Lessons Most People Learn Too Late in Life | Career Insights | Scoop.it
Here are the 12 best career lessons everyone should take to heart early in their careers.

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Presenting With Impact - Minutehack

Presenting With Impact - Minutehack | Career Insights | Scoop.it

Presenting is an art form that's all about connecting with audiences. Time to pack away that tired 50-slide PowerPoint?

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13 Signs That Someone Is About to Quit, According to Research

Dressing up more than usual isn’t one of them.
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Should You Apply For Your Dream Job If You're Not Qualified?

Should You Apply For Your Dream Job If You're Not Qualified? | Career Insights | Scoop.it

There it is: your dream job. There’s just one problem. You don’t meet all the qualifications.

 

It's a conundrum. Should you channel your inner life coach and go for it? Or should you follow the rules and wait until you have the right experience or credentials? If you sit it out, you may miss a great opportunity. On the other hand, you don’t want to waste your time or, worse, alienate hiring managers by wasting theirs.

 

It’s a tough question, but you should almost always err on the side of "go for it," says career expert Cynthia Shapiro author of What Does Somebody Have to Do to Get a Job Around Here? 44 Insider Secrets That Will Get You Hired. After all, everyone has to take a job that stretches skills if they want to move ahead. Before you do, these career coaches and recruiters recommend asking yourself these six questions.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, November 27, 2016 4:48 PM

Recruiters weigh in with some surprising advice on the importance of being qualified to get the job you want.

Adele Taylor's curator insight, November 28, 2016 4:23 PM
I think the percentage should be closer to 75 - 80% match before applying for your dream role, but overall a good read.
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Four Times When Aiming For "Good Enough" Is A Great Productivity Strategy

Four Times When Aiming For "Good Enough" Is A Great Productivity Strategy | Career Insights | Scoop.it

Of course, we all want to do our very best work. But is there a difference between simply striving for solid quality and obsessing so much over every last detail that it becomes completely counterproductive? To put it simply: yes—a big difference.

 

While I never want to be the one to discourage you from putting your all into something (hey, your dedication is admirable!), there are a few specific instances when it’s acceptable to stop chasing absolute perfection.

 

"Uh, like when?" is likely the question you’re asking yourself now. Well, here are four times you have permission to stop fixating and just settle for plain ol’ good enough.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, November 22, 2016 4:37 PM

Sometimes one option isn't any better than the other. You just need to commit to one and move on.

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Its great :)
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25 Excellent Pieces of Advice That Most People Ignore

25 Excellent Pieces of Advice That Most People Ignore | Career Insights | Scoop.it
When you hear good advice, you should always do two things: Take it in and pass it on.
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5 Steps for Effective Conflict Resolution  

5 Steps for Effective Conflict Resolution   | Career Insights | Scoop.it
Conflict is opportunity.  Although many of us find conflict stressful, conflict has many benefits.

As a mediator, I have witnessed the strong emotions produced by conflict.  I have also seen how conflict dealt with in a healthy way can enhance our problem-solving capabilities, increase productive communication, promote self-awareness and build relationships.  When we avoid conflict or become confrontational or aggressive, this erodes relationships and creates feelings of resentment.

Conflict is a natural part of the human experience.  Conflict is not wrong or bad; it does not mean you are failing.  Conflict shines a light on something that is not working, so use this opportunity to learn about yourself and others.

The next time you are facing a conflict, consider these five steps when formulating your response:

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14 habits of exceptionally likeable people

14 habits of exceptionally likeable people | Career Insights | Scoop.it

"Napoleon Hill is the grandfather of self-help authors, inspiring the likes of Oracle founder Larry Ellison, media mogul Oprah Winfrey, and performance coach Tony Robbins."


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Tips For Sustaining Peer-To-Peer Recognition | HR C-Suite

At first glance, recognition programs might seem easy to implement, but, in practice, they can often lead to feelings of resentment or frustration from employees. Instead of fostering a better, more affirming workplace, they may end up producing exactly the opposite effect. Has this been the case in your company culture? If so, you’re not […]
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What I Wish Someone Told Me Before I Started My First Job

What I Wish Someone Told Me Before I Started My First Job | Career Insights | Scoop.it
Being resourceful is important, and job descriptions always change.

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9 Things To Do To Avoid Career Disasters

9 Things To Do To Avoid Career Disasters | Career Insights | Scoop.it
"Success is where preparation and opportunity meet." -Bobby Unser

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Birkbeck Careers & Employability's curator insight, April 12, 7:38 AM
How alert are you to job opportunities? Are you happy waiting patiently until they somehow drop into your lap like Manna from Heaven or are you being proactive and attending to the things that need to be attended to? You may be a passive candidate and not be actively looking for a job right now, but it is still a good idea to do some housekeeping and have things up to date and tidy so that if you did have an epiphany of some kind and decided to change career, or perhaps things changed in relation to your job security, looking for a job would not be such a jarring experience. Jeff Altman gives you his tips on what you need to be paying attention to. Even if you don't do anything right now - keep this on your thought agenda until you find time. Your future self will thank you for it!
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Your Career Q&A: 4 Ways to Make a Fast Start on a New Job

Your Career Q&A: 4 Ways to Make a Fast Start on a New Job | Career Insights | Scoop.it
These four guidelines will get your new job off to a stellar start.
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A Surprisingly Easy Way To Get Your Foot In The Door

A Surprisingly Easy Way To Get Your Foot In The Door | Career Insights | Scoop.it

One of the most frustrating aspects of job searching is feeling like you’ve already reached out to everyone you know. You’ve asked every contact you can possibly think of if you could buy them a cup of coffee—from your first boss to that former co-worker you didn't even particularly like. Yet, you’re still just as far away from a new role as you were when you started.

I know it sounds too good to be true, but there is another way to expand your network, meet new people and make meaningful connections.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, March 16, 6:59 PM

When you've tried to network with everyone you know and have no leads, try this approach of searching LinkedIn to find more people based on skills you have.

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Book review: Corporate Energy: How to engage and inspire audiences

Book review: Corporate Energy: How to engage and inspire audiences | Career Insights | Scoop.it

'Everyone can learn from this book, believe me!'


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Jose Luis Yañez's curator insight, February 27, 6:34 AM
Book review: Corporate Energy: How to engage and inspire audiences
 
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7 Ways​ To End Every Meeting ​On ​A Positive Note​

7 Ways​ To End Every Meeting ​On ​A Positive Note​ | Career Insights | Scoop.it
How you end your meetings can make the difference between whether your team's time was wasted or well-spent.
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How To Get Interviews In 2017

How To Get Interviews In 2017 | Career Insights | Scoop.it
Resolve to take an active approach to getting interviews and meetings. Don’t wait passively for the opportunity or ad to show up or the recruiting firm to call. Actively find people in a position to hire you within your target organizations, and then reach out. Here's how this is done.
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Why are some millennials so anxious about saving for retirement?

Why are some millennials so anxious about saving for retirement? | Career Insights | Scoop.it
Blame it on aggressive public policy – and an aging society, says one professor

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Science Proves Saying These 3 Words Will Improve Your Performance

Science Proves Saying These 3 Words Will Improve Your Performance | Career Insights | Scoop.it

“Life is ten percent what you experience and ninety percent how you respond to it.” ― Dorothy M. Neddermeyer


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Birkbeck Careers & Employability's curator insight, November 17, 2016 8:21 AM
Words have power. We all have that small voice inside of us at a conscious or semi-conscious level commenting on everything we try and do. It is a fickle thing and can move between being our strongest ally to being our worst and cruelest enemy- it knows exactly which buttons to press! It affects our performance and, in negative mode, ramps up our pre-performance anxiety until the thing you feared becomes a self-fulfilling prophesy. This article shows you how you can actively manage your internal noise by changing the way you talk to yourself. Shift the focus from a negative and often irrational internalised speech to a positive, realistic one. William James introduced the concept of Neuroplasticity  back in 1890 and today modern Bio-Science widely accepts it. Appropriate positive thoughts can rewire parts of our brain that stimulate positive feelings. Where does your thinking lead you?
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10 Workplace Trends You'll See In 2017

10 Workplace Trends You'll See In 2017 | Career Insights | Scoop.it
These trends are based on hundreds of conversations with human resource executives and workers, a series of national and global online surveys and secondary research from more than 160 different primary and secondary research sources, including think tanks, consulting companies, non-profits, the government and trade associations.

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What nobody tells you about becoming the boss

What nobody tells you about becoming the boss | Career Insights | Scoop.it
The good, the bad and the unexpected of getting promoted to the top.
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