5 Tips For Delivering Constructive Criticism

It’s not easy to hear that you’re doing something wrong. The term “constructive criticism” can sometimes feel like nothing more than a euphemism for something much more dire when you’re on the receiving end. But, there is quite a spectrum …

The Best Teams Have Women on Them

Working in groups is part of everyday life, both personally and professionally. For instance, a family must work as a unit to maintain an orderly household, and, likewise, professionals must utilize teamwork to accomplish company goals. So, what makes a group successful? One study found the secret ingredient: the more women, the better.

How to Give Negative Feedback

No one likes negative feedback -- either receiving it, or giving it. In fact, we might hate giving constructive criticism more than getting it; leadership development researchers Jack Zenger and Joseph Folkman found that while 92 percent of respondents to a survey valued corrective feedback, most managers felt uncomfortable giving it. Comfort levels aside, it's obviously unlikely for performance to spontaneously improve, without direction from leaders. So what can you do, as a manager, to offer negative feedback that leads to positive results?

How to Take Constructive Criticism

No one likes hearing less-than-positive things about themselves, but if you work at a company that does performance reviews, sooner or later, you'll have to hear about your "opportunities for growth" as well as your shining achievements. If you want to get promoted or get a raise, you'll have to learn to take what you hear and make it work for you.

When Your Boss Is Terrible

Do you have a boss that perpetually blames you for his shortcomings, blowing up at you any chance he gets? If so, then you're in good company. A Gallup poll found that bad bosses are the No. 1 reason people quit their jobs.