Last time we discussed how to best give criticism. Now it's time to get to the really fun stuff: how to receive criticism well. Our talk was inspired by Courtney Seiter’s The Art And Science Of Giving And Receiving Criticism At Work.It's never fun to hear about what you're doing wrong, but if you are open to feedback and have colleagues willing to be open and honest, you'll … [Read more...]
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In our most recent team meeting, we talked about how to best give and receive criticism — particularly at work. Our talk was inspired by Courtney Seiter's The Art And Science Of Giving And Receiving Criticism At Work.Our brains tend to do two things when we receive criticism:Our brains view criticism as a threat to our survival. We remember criticism strongly but … [Read more...]
Many of us are obsessed with originality. However, many of the biggest leap forwards in industry happen not due to originality but from copying.Jacob Laukaitis writing at Fortune provides several examples.Uber “copied” Lyft’s ridesharing model. Facebook “copied” Foursquare’s check-in feature (that’s just one example from Facebook. We could create an entire list of … [Read more...]
In our last team meeting, we discussed the way people think — particularly when it comes to hearing something new.In particular, we delved into Oren Klaff's Pitch Anything: An Innovative Method for Presenting, Persuading, and Winning the Deal where he discusses how to present new info in a pitch and dealing with “Crocodile Brain.”A great pitch is not about procedure. … [Read more...]
Since 2013, Ken Whittier has been a strength and conditioning coach with Mike Boyle Strength & Conditioning (MBSC) in Massachusetts. Voted one of America's 10 best gyms, MBSC is known for their high-quality sports performance training and their devotion to helping clients achieve other fitness goals, like weight loss.MBSC provides group-based and individual training … [Read more...]