Book: “Give and Take”

“Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success” by Adam Grant “Takers have a distinctive signature: they like to get more than they give. They tilt reciprocity in their own favor, putting their own interests ahead of others’ needs.” “In the work-place, givers are a relatively rare breed. They tilt reciprocity in the other direction, […]

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Notes on Feedback Rules

Over the weekend, I heard the following rules on how to give a feedback: Ask for permission Give examples No preamble (i.e. Say something generally positive, immediately follow by a “but” and a negative feedback.) No postamble (i.e. Opposite of preamble. One should just give direct feedback without the fuzzy generalized positive feedback. The key […]

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Quotes from The Power of Nice

Linda Kaplan Thaler and Robin Koval wrote a nice little book “The Power of Nice: How to Conquer the Business World with Kindness“. Although I question some of the root-cause justifications or arguments presented in the book, I certainly like the overall theme and most of the ideas presented in the book. I am including […]

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“Our Iceberg Is Melting”

Special thanks to Mimi H. for recommended this book to me. This certainly was a pleasure to read. John Kotter and Holger Rathgeber took on a similar story telling style that Spencer Johnson and Kenneth Blanchard used to write “Who Moved My Cheese?“. It read like a children’s story with big fonts (easy on the […]

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