Posts Tagged "success"

This Is How To Use Negative Feedback To Be More Successful

Posted on August 4th, 2017 by The Learning Factor

Let’s face it: Negative feedback on your job performance can be a drag. Who likes to be told that their work could use improvement?


Research published in the Harvard Business Review provides some interesting insight into receiving and giving such feedback. While managers by and large avoided giving negative feedback or praise, employees craved it. And they weren’t looking for platitudes, either—57% wanted corrective feedback versus 43% who wanted praise. Seventy-two percent said that corrective feedback could improve their job performance.


Still, it’s one thing to think about that in theory—and another to hear from your manager, “We need to talk about your performance . . .” If you do find yourself on the receiving end of negative feedback or criticism, here’s how to cope.

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No one likes negative criticism, but it’s often what you need in order to grow. Here’s how to use it to your advantage.

This Is The Part Of Your Resume That Recruiters Look At First

Posted on May 29th, 2017 by The Learning Factor

If you want to land job interviews, your entire resume needs to be great, but only one part of it has to be really great. Think of it this way: recruiters and hiring managers are most likely to encounter your resume as an email attachment or a PDF you submit through a company’s online submission form, right? When they open the file, only the top half—at most—is going to fill their screen. That’s the part you need to lavish the most attention on. If you don’t give them a reason to scroll down and read more, it’s all over for you.

Here’s what it takes to make the best use of that high-value real estate.

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If you don’t have their attention in the first 10 lines, you probably never will.

4 Simple Things Every Team Wants From Their Leader

Posted on May 17th, 2017 by The Learning Factor

While it can be difficult to become a great leader and to achieve great things, practicing great leadership is actually quite easy. There is a tendency to overcomplicate or overthink what leadership is, but actually, leadership can be very simple. I have worked with teams all over the world, from dozens of cultures, and from different generations, Baby Boomers to Millennials, and I have found that if you provide these four simple things your team will appreciate you, follow you, and achieve great results.

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Leadership is simple. Don’t overcomplicate it.