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Twofer Tuesday: On Giving Good Feedback & Maximizing Your Life

This week’s Twofer articles offer valuable insights for improving your life — at work and at home. The first looks at how leading companies make feedback and communication a regular part of the work process. The second takes a closer look at the nature of listening and questioning, and how both can help you make the most of your time on planet Earth.

Unlocking the Secret to Good Corporate Culture

Have you ever muddled through a project, trying to do your best but having that uneasy feeling that something was off? You push through those internal warnings and get through the assignment, without any real direction or supervision. Then, when all is said and done, you’re met with an unfavourable performance review.

Imagine if that review had arrived in real time — that is, in time for you to have adjusted your performance and done better?

This insightful Entrepreneur piece looks at how successful companies build strong corporate cultures by incorporating feedback into the everyday fabric of the workplace.

Read: The Secret to Creating a Great Company Culture: Open Communication and Feedback

Are You Asking the Right Questions?

Could the best conversations be based entirely on questions? Can we all really learn when someone is talking? Are we making enough time to just stop, ask questions and think?

In this TEDx Talk, renowned speaker Neil Pasricha explores the possibility of the first TED Listen. It’s a passionate provocation, asking us to examine how to make this moment, RIGHT NOW, last longer; how to make the most of our ever-so-brief time here.

Watch: How do you maximize your tiny, short life?

Psst: Have you joined our Tools for the Time-Crunched Manager LinkedIn group? It’s designed to inspire and help you conquer the day-to-day challenges of your workday.

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