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Feedback is the Breakfast of Champions: 10 Tips for Doing it Right

Feedback is the Breakfast of Champions: 10 Tips for Doing it Right

Whether from bosses, spouses or friends, it’s not easy to hear about our shortcomings. And letting others know how they can do better is almost as uncomfortable. Feedback can stir up all kinds of self-doubt, defensiveness and career worries – and if handled poorly, it can go radioactive.

But I think about feedback differently. For me, it isn’t about pointing out others’ weaknesses; on the contrary, it’s about helping them eliminate stumbling blocks in order to build on their strengths. That’s why I call feedback “the breakfast of champions.”

And it's essential. Operating without feedback is like driving a car with no speedometer, learning to cook without ever tasting your food, or playing basketball without a scoreboard.

 

Why You Need To Put A Candy Dish On Your Desk Today

Why You Need To Put A Candy Dish On Your Desk Today

It never occurred to me that bringing cookies to work and having a candy dish on my desk are forms of networking.

I brought in cookies and brownies from my dad’s restaurant for my co-workers. Everyone loved them because they are not your average run of the mill cookies and brownies.

Here are two ways food at work creates networking opportunities.