Our Corporate Life
March 3, 2015   •   Volume 6, Issue 5   •   ISSN: 2154-3240    
In This Issue
♦   Feature Article: Receiving Feedback
Ask Amanda: I’m freaked out at my new job, help!
♦   Practical Tips: Waste Time Honestly
Receiving Feedback

If you care about the quality of your work, professionally given feedback is a wonderful gift. It means that someone has taken your work seriously enough to offer valid—even if negative—input rather than ignore or give meaningless compliments. The difficulty in receiving feedback well is that most of us are in the “you can dish it out but not take it” camp.

Part of the reason feedback gets a bad name is that feedback gets confused with criticism. They are not always synonymous. Leon F. Seltzer, clinical psychologist and contributor to Psychology Today, differentiates them this way:
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Thought to Ponder

is an orientation.

Practical Tips:
Waste Time Honestly

Let’s face it, everyone wastes time. It’s a normal part of daily life. When you feel a lull coming, set a time limit on how long you’re going to indulge. Instead of continuing to stare at your computer and surf the web, do something different.

If you sit a lot at work, do something active like walk around your floor for 15 minutes.
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 ask Amanda

I recently started a new job and am completely overwhelmed. I can't seem to do anything right and my errors are obvious to others. I'm in no position to quit and honestly I can't even imagine another long job hunt. What can I do? L.G., New York, NY

Amanda Mitchell

First, get a hold of yourself. I understand this situation is upsetting, but catastrophizing by even thinking about quitting/job hunting is premature. Stay rational. It will help you remain objective so that you can address what’s happening.  read more

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