Some skills are essential to success, but are never taught in school. A prime example is how to give and receive feedback. For the most part, we know when it’s done well: it feels natural, productive, and humbling. And we definitely know when it’s NOT done well: we leave feeling indignant and criticized. So what makes feedback good feedback? We […]
Faster isn’t always better. How to slow down so you don’t burn out.
You might get a rush from speeding through tasks, especially those that you don’t enjoy. (Dishes and grocery store lineups, anyone?) But there comes a point when faster isn’t better. Your work, health, and relationships can suffer. Sometimes, you need to slow down so you don’t burn out. And do more in the long run! First, distinguish […]
How to ask for more time at work
It’s important to know how to ask for more time in a professional setting. But speaking up can be scary. Your inner critic will likely question: Will my boss think I’m incompetent? Will my coworkers think I’m lazy? Is there something wrong with me for being so slow? First, know that your fear exaggerates urgency. What you think needs […]