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constructive criticism

How to Take Feedback Constructively

We’ve all been there.  You think you are working your hardest, bringing your “A-game” and someone stops you in your tracks with some constructive criticism.  Except sometimes it doesn’t feel helpful.  It can feel critical, or micro-managing, or any number of negative words that you may choose to see it as.  However, the way you […]

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deal with rejection

3 Productive Ways to Deal with Rejection

Rejection can come in many forms and can affect people in different ways.  The one piece of advice I try to give myself, and others, is to not take it personally.  This is easier said than done for many people though.  Putting yourself “out there”, whether it’s for a job, a relationship, a friendship, or […]

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motivating leaders

7 Qualities of Motivating Leaders

What are the best qualities you can think of in a leader? At some point in your life, you’ve worked for a truly great leader, or a truly awful one.  Whichever one you may have worked for (and hopefully you’ve had the opportunity to work for both), you probably have your own set of ideas of […]

effective communication

Keep Calm, and Communicate More Effectively

Feeling heard and understood is a basic need felt by most people.  Learning how to effectively portray your thoughts and emotions to others can be challenging for some, while it comes very naturally to others. Regardless of the ease or difficulty you feel when communicating, I am sure you can agree that it is among […]