(MoneyWatch) Over the years, I've noticed three things about feedback: 1. Constructive feedback is incredibly useful, and 2. More is better than less, yet 3. People are remarkably stingy with it That last point was driven home once when I was on a panel exploring different generations' work styles. I spoke positively about Gen Y's seemingly constant need for feedback, noting that I can post instant reviews of any products online. Why should I only get feedback at work every six months, if that? A fellow panelist swooped in to offer a counterpoint, arguing that many of the projects she managed ran longer than six months. How ridiculous to offer feedback more often! But I'm not sure that's true. Not all managerial feedback needs to be a formal "360 degree" evaluation -- or even an official report. There are lots of ways to offer and solicit feedback more informally. You can: -- After a presentation, discuss what worked and what didn't, criticizing yourself first -- Compliment a new hire … [Read more...] about Feedback: How to give — and get — more of it
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SEN. BOB CORKER (R-Tenn.), to Peter Cook on tomorrow’s Bloomberg TV “Capitol Gains”: “It's time for us to get specific and not create another fiscal cliff, which is really what's being proposed -- creating another fiscal cliff to deal with this fiscal cliff.” PRESIDENT OBAMA, in the Brady Press Briefing Room before he left for Hawaii: “In the next few days, I've asked leaders of Congress to work towards a package that prevents a tax hike on middle-class Americans, protects unemployment insurance for 2 million Americans, and lays the groundwork for further work on both growth and deficit reduction. That's an achievable goal. That can get done in 10 days. … I want to wish every American a merry Christmas. And because we didn’t get this done, I will see you next week.” Story Continued Below PALACE INTRIGUE – “How 'Cliff' Talks Hit the Wall: Behind Scenes, Boehner Failed to Sell Republicans on Taxes, While Obama's … [Read more...] about 9 days to cliff, 30 days to inauguration — OBAMA TO BOEHNER: ‘I get that for free’ — KERRY to be ‘Mr. Secretary’ — Leibo goes to NFL game with Rubio, Alex
By Mike Allen (@mikeallen; [email protected]) and Daniel Lippman (@dlippman; [email protected]) Good Thursday morning. TOP TWEET: @BenjySarlin: “Here’s another cheerful thought for Republicans planning past 2016: Trump could easily run again.”Story Continued Below INSIDE THE CAMPAIGNS -- “Clinton Camp Braces for Trump Personal Attacks,” by BuzzFeed’s Ruby Cramer: “[F]aced with a new development or a pointed question, Clinton [at times] can shrink at first from a forceful response. Last month, Clinton’s team of aides were still deliberating over a statement hours after violent and racially charged protests had broken out at a Trump rally in Chicago. The response released at 11:30 p.m. that night was seen as tepid and not directed squarely at Trump. ... “Clinton’s backers remain unsettled by the thought of personal attacks and what response they could provoke, particularly from Bill Clinton. Aides have stressed the … [Read more...] about HOW WILL BILL take Trump attacks on Hillary? — PLAYBOOK BREAKFAST on the Court TOMORROW: White House Counsel Neil Eggleston, senior adviser Brian Deese – REMEMBERING Jennifer Frey
The Northeast is bracing for a winter storm, which is expected to dump up to 3 feet of snow in some parts of the region. As people bundle up to keep warm from the icy rain, snow and sleet, the most dangerous conditions could potentially be on the road. According to a survey conducted by State Farm and KRC Research, 60 percent of drivers have "junk" or non-emergency supplies in the trunk of their car. While 99 percent of people had at least one emergency item, only 9 percent were fully equipped just in case they had car trouble during the storm. State Farm suggested that all drivers should have these items: Hazard triangle or road flares First aid kit Jumper cables Windshield scraper and brush Spare tire Blankets and extra warm clothing Cell phone and charger High-calorie, non-perishable food Road salt or cat litter to help with traction Candle/matches or lighter Tarp for sitting or kneeling in the snow for exterior work like a tire change Extra clothing and non-perishable food if you … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo How to stay safe during the winter storm
The streak was supposed to be in real danger Thursday night at Minnesota. The Warriors were on the road, playing their second game in as many nights. The Timberwolves are a talented young team with a good combination of size and athleticism. They also hadn’t won at home yet and had a point to prove. And Minnesota did put a scare into the Warriors, cutting a 21-point lead to as close as six. But, of course, Stephen Curry and Draymond Green put the pedal to the floor and blew past the Timberwolves down the stretch. It was the fourth straight game the Warriors’ flirted with defeat. And each time, they shifted a gear and pulled it out. Curry, who is playing like has figured out the Matrix, keeps pulling a rabbit out of his hat. Green simply just wills the Warriors to key stops and important rebounds. Even when the Warriors aren’t play well, they’re just too good to be beaten by mediocre teams. They’ve won each of the last three games by double-digits … [Read more...] about Warriors open the season 10-0 … How big can this win streak get? 15-0? 20-0? 82-0?