Ep057: How to be better at receiving feedback with Sheila Heen

Ep057: How to be better at receiving feedback with Sheila Heen

In this episode of the TalentGrow show with Halelly Azulay, Sheila Heen, CEO of Triad Consulting and best-selling author of Thanks for the Feedback and Difficult Conversations, shares some of her best insights on the art and science of receiving feedback. She explains what the three different kinds of feedback are (including why we need all three, but different amounts of each at different times), what the three kinds of triggered reactions we can have from feedback are, and the best way to receive vague or negative criticism. She also gives a fantastic (and highly actionable!) tip on how to ask for feedback: she warns of a common pitfall and offers a smarter way of asking that not only makes the other person more comfortable but helps to ensure that the ensuing feedback will be relevant and useful. This is an excellent episode for improving your communications skills as well as your inner-processing and emotional clarity. Don’t miss out and please share with others!

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Ep043: Career, Culture, and Influence Hacks with Robert Richman

Ep043: Career, Culture, and Influence Hacks with Robert Richman

Robert Richman is a culture strategist who was the co-creator of Zappos Insights, the program that taught other companies the secrets behind Zappos’ amazing employee culture. He’s also an author and speaker and a phenomenal storyteller, as you will soon hear. In his fun and engaging conversation with host Halelly Azulay, you’ll learn the number one misconception leaders have about culture and how to avoid it. He’ll address specific ways you can have a positive impact on culture in your organization even if you’re not sitting at the top, and the importance of staying true to your core values. They talk about how to be more influential and persuasive, and Robert shares his exciting new project, the X-pill – it’s definitely unique, so check it out. Plus, as we do on every episode of the TalentGrow Show podcast, he ends with a very actionable tip you can use to take your own leadership skills to the next level. Listen and enjoy (and be sure to answer Halelly’s question at the end)!

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Ep028: Why culture, clarity, and feedback are the keys to great leadership with Kathy Albarado

Ep028: Why culture, clarity, and feedback are the keys to great leadership with Kathy Albarado

Kathy Albarado, founder and CEO of Helios HR, is an award-winning human capital management consultant who brings a triple-whammy perspective on leadership. As a leader in her own successful company, Kathy understands leading those who help her organization win awards and satisfy clients. As coach to her client leaders, she helps client companies achieve success. And as a community leader and philanthropist, she has built a unique platform that allows many companies share leadership best practices and success insights. Kathy speaks with TalentGrow Show host, Halelly Azulay, about her path to launching her own company based in her strong passion for great organizational culture. She describes ways you can create a great culture, as well as the importance of seeking clarity and feedback. And she gives specific examples, stories, and how-to’s for doing just that.

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Ep11: How to have better performance feedback conversations that get results with Marnie Green, CSP

Ep11: How to have better performance feedback conversations that get results with Marnie Green, CSP

It seems that everyone loves to hate on performance reviews and performance management. But the reason is most leaders (and organizations) are simply doing them all wrong. Are you one of those leaders? Find out in my light and fast conversation with Marnie Green, CSP, a leadership development expert, speaker, and author who specializes in performance management and has published two books on the subject. Marnie speaks all over the world, helping leaders improve the quality and outcomes of their performance conversations. Listen to discover the most common mistakes leaders make in performance conversations and specific suggestions for how to avoid or fix them. You’ll also learn the challenges facing many leaders regarding giving ongoing performance feedback and why some employees resist feedback. Marnie shares what the youngest members of the workforce REALLY want and gives a great actionable tip at the end that you can implement in your very next workplace conversation with any employee or peer. Give it a listen and leave a comment with your thoughts!

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