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Thrive Global: “Be specific.” With Merge Gupta-Sunderji

Last month, I was thrilled to bits (and deeply honoured) when Penny Bauder from Authority Magazine published an article titled Merge Gupta-Sunderji of ‘Turning Managers Into Leaders’: Giving Feedback; How To Be Honest Without Being Hurtful.  In it, I not

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Authority Magazine: How to give honest feedback without being hurtful

A short while ago, staff at Authority Magazine posed this question to me – How can you give employees honest feedback without being hurtful?  While that was the initial question, the interview posed several more questions, some about me, and

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How to reduce the effect of destructive criticism

Back in February, my professional colleague Patricia Morgan wrote a guest post on workplace resiliency, specifically on how resilient people have an attitude of gratitude, even during tough times.   Her post was received so well that I asked her to

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Need to have a difficult conversation with an employee?

Difficult conversations are just that … difficult … which is why so many of us keep putting them off. Has this ever happened to you? You have a problem or an issue you need to bring up with one of

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Feedforward – stay future-focused when offering feedback

Giving negative feedback to employees is one of the hardest things that leaders have to do, so I often offer up how-to tips and ideas on the blog. One of my (many) past suggestions has been to stay future-focused in

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Five things every leader should know about giving negative feedback

If you’re in a position of formal leadership, then it’s your job to offer feedback, both positive and negative, to your staff. The positive feedback is easy – it’s the thank you’s, the pats of the back, the kudos to

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