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  • Tough Feedback: 4 ways to deliver it like a pro

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    As business owners and team members, we all have to deliver tough messages. At some point, we will have to say the equivalent of that dreaded line, “We need to talk . . .” Why are such conversations so difficult that we’ll do anything to avoid them? I’ll admit, I don’t like having tough conversations. […]

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  • Weekly Roundup #2

    Welcome to the Cultivate@Work Weekly Roundup. Each week we’ll scour the Internet for stories and ideas of how people cultivate winning relationships at work and share them in this blog. It’s perfect for anyone interested in applying the ideas and techniques from Cultivate. The Power of Winning Relationships by SkyeTeam CEO Morag Barrett.

    In this week’s roundup we look at empathy and trust, and how to increase these qualities in your team. We also take a look at workplace culture and what are some ways to combat the toxic workplace.

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  • Johari Window Juju

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    We are often asked to help clients improve their skills in difficult conversations and giving feedback – delivering those messages that might be scary to deliver and tough to hear. Here’s a little tip that might help take some of the stress out of those interactions. It’s an oldie but a goodie and I use […]

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  • No News Is Bad News. Why We Avoid Feedback.

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    When you hear the word feedback, what do you think of? Typically, it refers to comments made about the performance of someone. “Feed-forward” is the work accomplished, and feed-back is an opinion on that work. What’s another way to think of feedback? Couldn’t it be turned around? Isn’t it possible that those you supervise feed […]

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  • Will You be my Mentor?

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    In an article, Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg has said you cannot just ask somebody you admire to be your mentor, you must establish a two-way relationship first. I have to agree with her advice. A mentoring relationship needs both a foundation of trust, and to provide something of value for both participants—the mentor and the mentee.  Without […]

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  • How to effectively answer questions in a presentation.

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    How to effectively answer questions during a presentation can be a sensitive issue.  Here are some tips on how to handle the different types if questions you may encounter: 1. The one you hoped to avoid – well to be honest, if there is a question that you were expecting but hoped no one would ask […]

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  • Performance Reviews: True or False

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    When you think of performance reviews, what comes to mind? Here’s a quick quiz to see where you stand: 1. The performance review is best time to share new information with employees. True False 2. When conducting a performance review for someone who is doing well, it is best to be encouraging and say things […]

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  • Performance Reviews: Tips for Supervisors

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    Performance review time can result in frustration for line managers who are suddenly faced with finding time to review their teams. But hang on there, it shouldn’t be a surprise, you know what the review cycle is for your company. If you have left it to the last minute then shame on you. Effective performance […]

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  • How to Prepare for Your Performance Review

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    In our work with clients across the globe we often hear complaints and frustration when it comes to completing performance review information. I think it goes back to our time at school when we were given the dreaded report card to take home to our parents.  We quickly scrambled through the pages (in my day […]

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  • What to do with Performance Reviews

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    http://dilbert.comhttp://dilbert.com/strips/comic/2007-05-31/ It’s that time of year when a collective groan is heard across the nation.  Performance Review time is upon us and for the next few months employees are scrabbling to find the time to meet the deadlines and fill in their self assessments.  Managers loathe them, employees resent them, where did we go wrong […]

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