Management

The Power of Negative Feedback — It Stings and It Sticks

Negative feedback stings. No way around that. But not only does it sting; it sticks. Recognizing that, we can better manage the negative feedback we receive, and we can be more mindful of the negative feedback we give. More on that in a moment, but first, I’m reminded of one of my favorite scenes from …

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Rick Hanson Interview and Book Giveaway: “Hardwiring Happiness”

Dr. Rick Hanson, a neuropsychologist, is the author of New York Times best-selling books including Buddha’s Brain, Just One Thing and Mother Nurture.  On this episode of the Better Life, Better Business Podcast, Shawn speaks with Rick about his latest book (already a New York Times bestseller!), Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, …

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A Lesson from the Playground: Treat Your Employees Like Children

What can kids on the playground teach you about managing your employees? A lot. (And probably not what you think!) On Friday morning, I was heading back to the office after some morning errands when I drove by my son’s school and saw the kids outside on the playground. I needed to get back to …

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