5 Times Smart People Ask Others to Double-Check Their Work

You’re moving up in your career and more people than ever are counting on you. That's great, but it doesn't mean you shouldn't ask people to check your work.

What Sheryl Sandberg Taught Me About Giving Criticism

How many times have you tried to give feedback that totally falls flat?

How You’ll Want to Respond to Bad Feedback (and How You Actually Should)

Getting negative feedback is never fun—and you probably have a snippy comment for the person. But to maintain your rep, here's how you should respond.

Synthesizing Startup Feedback: What to Use, What to Ignore

Sure, it's satisfying to prove the naysayers wrong. But sometimes what they say is right.

6 Signs You’re About to Get Some Really Bad Advice

Here are a few signs the advice someone is giving you isn't all that trustworthy—and you should probably ignore it.

Here’s a True Story of What Happens When Bosses Don’t Give Honest Feedback

Here's what happened when I didn't give feedback to one of my employees—and why you definitely should learn from my mistake and be honest with direct reports.

3 Excuses Good Managers Use to Avoid Giving Feedback

Giving good feeback's hard. But it's absolutely critical to your success as a team leader to learn how to give it to your direct reports.

Dear Managers: This 3-Word Formula Makes Giving Feedback Easier

Giving feedback will get easier with practice. But one way to get even better at right now is to use a three-word formula. Better yet: It takes five minutes.

This Is the Kindest Way to Give Tough Feedback to People You Like

Best-selling author Seth Godin shares the five-word sentence that makes it possible to give feedback in a kind way, so you don't hurt your co-worker's feelings.

The Best Way to Nice-ify Mean Emails That You Have to Send

Sometimes, you have to write harsh emails, because it doesn't make sense to schedule a call or meeting. Here's how to do it so you don't offend the recipient.