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/ August 1, 2017 Making Hard Conversations Easier: How to Say the Tough Stuff at Work
Making Hard Conversations Easier: How to Say the Tough Stuff at Work

By Caitlin Mosca

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I spend the majority of my day delivering good news. As a recruiting coordinator, saying things like “We’d like move you forward in the process,” “We’d like to bring you in to meet the team,” “You did a great job on your call, role play or presentation” is the best part of my job. It’s easy to send someone an email or get on the phone with them and say things that I know will make their day. It’s a lot harder to deliver bad news to candidates.

Difficult workplace conversations, however, span much more than just being rejected for a position or receiving constructive criticism from higher-ups. ... Read More

/ February 22, 2017 The Importance of Being Honest: Practicing Radical Candor at Work
The Importance of Being Honest: Practicing Radical Candor at Work

By Katie Burke

We’ve all heard that feedback is the breakfast of champions. But lately I’ve wondered: What kind of feedback builds winning teams? Managers, employees, and execs have different styles of giving and receiving feedback. And when those styles don’t match up, feedback can be taken off the menu completely. Not surprisingly, 65% of employees say they wish they could receive more feedback than they currently do (OfficeVibe). That’s why Kim Scott’s concept of radical candor has become a hot topic at HubSpot and is helping us rethink how we help one another grow through more productive, timely feedback.

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