What Managers Should Never Say in an Employee Performance Review

Quantum Workplace

While good performance conversations breed transparent communication, employee development, and healthy relationships, bad ones spell disaster for employee performance and engagement. Performance reviews are tough for your employees – and that’s before you stick your foot in your mouth. Whether your reviews are yearly, monthly, or part of a more comprehensive feedback system , take our advice: Don’t let your managers say these things in their performance reviews

Top 5 Must Know Negotiation Tips To Get Anything You Want

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Understand Your Communication Skills – There are three things you need to understand. Second, know that everyone has their own way of communicating. And third, effective negotiators are those who can change their communication style to the needs of the listener. There are generally four kinds of communicators: Dominant – These people are good at decision-making and they love being in control of their environment.

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FREE Kindle Books: Frugal Family Activities, Dinner Games And More

For the Mommas

Download: Dinner Games: serving up conversation and family fun by Mitzi C. Learn the right way of communication with our kids. Another compilation from “The21Ways” Combining the years of experience with counsellors and educators, we combined their knowledge into 21 important tips for effective and right way of communication. Learn the right way to communicate with your child because communicating in the wrong way is most harmful than not communicating at all.

Let’s Talk about Employment

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

In the 11 years since I’ve finished my Master’s I have been: a reintegration social worker, a juvenile probation officer, a contract manager, a communications and policy specialist and now, I’m a case reviewer. Not only that, we’ll cover the importance of communication, including meeting conduct and using email effectively (in other words, we’ll discuss what not to do. Just like having a professional appearance is important, using professional communication is equally important.

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5 Lessons Learned When Our Finances Went Awry

Family Balance Sheet

Communicate with your spouse. One of the hardest conversations I have had with my husband was when I told him that I didn’t know how we would pay our bills that month. August 2013 was a month that I’d like to wipe from my memory. Prior to that, we thought we were golden. We carried no credit card debt and we contributed to our retirement. Our small business was going well and we said so long to renting office space and purchased a commercial property. Yep, life was good.

Four Weekend Activities that will Rock Your Financial World

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Start with the simple, unemotional money topics and grow your conversations over time. Communicating about money continues to be one of the hardest conversations to have. By starting with short conversations you and your family will grow accustomed to having those financial discussions – leading the way for you all to be headed in the same direction and on board with decisions needed to get to the end goal.

5 eBooks to Strengthen Your Marriage for Just $7.40

Family Balance Sheet

The exercises in this book focus on the four pillars of a happy marriage -- communication, romance, intimacy and finances -- with time management tools, mini lessons, couple time tasks and a weekly date night to review the topic of the week. With frank conversation and practical advice, this ebook will walk you through exercises to invest in intimacy and reconnect with your spouse.

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How to Network at Work and Increase your Influence

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

A smile is the best way to start a conversation. Everyone likes to feel appreciated and valued and this type of conversation enhances the feeling. A good way to start a conversation is to ask open-ended questions about their family, pets and interests. Everyone is different and you will soon learn how to communicate with various types of people and those from different backgrounds.

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Resolve to Regularly Discuss Your Finances with Your Spouse

Family Balance Sheet

But for the two of us to achieve our financial goals, we need to have money conversations and they need to be done regularly. Money conversations aren't always easy to have, yet I feel that for me and my husband they are so imperative to the stability of our marriage and our home. I created our Family Balance Sheet years ago as a way for me to communicate the state of our finances to my husband. The following post is as much a reminder for me as it is for everyone else.

Marriage and Money: 5 Tips To Reduce the Money Arguments

Family Balance Sheet

It is not always easy to communicate your current financial snapshot with your spouse, so let the balance sheet do the talking for you. I developed this spreadsheet years ago, as a way to communicate our finances with my husband. Our kids sense that mommy and daddy are having a serious conversation and quite suddenly they want to sit on our laps, need a snack from a high shelf, or have a very important secret to whisper in our ears.

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4 Ways to Improve Employee Morale with Performance Management Software


There aren’t many employees who enjoy having a quarterly, or yearly, performance review looming over their head for months on end with little or no communication in-between. This is why an ongoing communication model is so important. Performance Management and 360-degree feedback software can help your team shift to a continuous communication model and maximize employee potential. Tweet this: An ongoing communication model keeps stress levels down in your organization.

How to Talk Estate Plan and Last Wishes with Your Sibling?

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

My brother and I live in different cities and don’t communicate frequently or visit more than once a year. Based on conversations across the years, I’m guessing: He is close to indigent. #476805823 / gettyimages.com. I have an older brother who has no spouse, no children or other heirs. We are both in our sixties now and have been through the deaths of both Mom and Dad, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles and more.

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How to Achieve Your Financial Goals (tips from the achievers)

Family Balance Sheet

Once the goals are set, they focus on one step at a time and communicating regularly. We have found after 16+ years of marriage that if we do not communicate regularly about our finances, we tend to over-spend, argue, make assumptions, and become complacent. Conversely, you could give yourself a consequence too if you don’t hit the goal. Wonder what sets you apart from the people that seem to crush their financial goals?

How to Say No When a Sibling Asks for Money

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Plan a Speech Develop an elevator speech – a very short (1 minute or so) prepared speech to control the conversation. Keep it businesslike and a bit formal and use this speech to prevent the conversation from becoming a high pressure appeal to your heartstrings. How do you feel about your decision and how did you communicate it to your sib? Don’t forget to enter to win an iPad 3 here at PET. Only 1 day left.

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5 Best Tata Cliq Coupons to Provide You an Unforgettable Shopping Experience

Fashion Without Guilt

You will be astonished with the fact that the online coupon and the discount offers the can increase the customer acquisition and it also increased the number of the conversion. Improving the business, the owners should create a platform where the customers can actively communicate with the website experts. Therefore, through the attracting offers and the best deals, the website owners can communicate through the support unit which the company provides in their sites.

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Are You a Cell Phone ‘Tech NO’?

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Of course, some picked up on other’s rings so they could listen in on the party line conversations! There are sites with tips on how to ‘withdraw’ from cell phone usage so that you can ‘get focused’ And there are people who are using the status of NO CELL PHONE as a power play – making everyone else adjust to their timeline and communication mode. I confess, I am one of of the 22% of Americans that do not have a cell phone.

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Furby Furbling Invasion!

Nicoles Nickels

He got one of the bigger Furbys so that he could have them communicate with each other and spends a lot of time enthralled in the conversation! A whole new generation of Furby critters is about to hatch and they need you to take care of them. This Furblings creature has a mind of its own, but it needs your love and care as it “grows.” ” You won’t do it alone, though, because it will share a special connection with your Furby Boom creature (sold separately).

Tax Day FREEBIES (4/18/2011)

Saving Cents With Sense

HBO & Cinemax: DirecTV, Dish Network, Verizon FIOS, and some Cox Communications customers will have a FREE preview (4/15 -4/18). Don’t forget to connect on the Saving Cents with Sense Facebook page for more deals and fun conversation! I’ve already mentioned many of these Tax Day FREEBIES and discounts, but here is a quick round up so you can decide what to get on this year’s tax day (4/18) and hopefully make your day a bit less stressful!

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Arizona Science Center: 2 Tickets Only $11

Saving Cents With Sense

Each gallery is themed towards a scientific topic, including digital communication in the My Digital World gallery, human biology in All About Me, the original super computer – the human brain in The W.O.N.D.E.R. Don’t forget to connect on the Saving Cents with Sense Facebook page for more deals and fun conversation! This is a HOT deal for those of you in Arizona or planning to visit. Juice in the City has a deal on tickets to the Arizona Science Center today.

Nerdfighters: John and Hank Green

Nicoles Nickels

I believe this started out as a daily video conversation from one brother to the other to increase their communication (they live states apart) but has settled down to about twice a week. A couple of months ago, I stumbled onto a video by John Green. I was going to say I don’t remember how, but now that I ponder it a bit it was because I subscribe to the Upworthy feed on Facebook.

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7 Life Skills To Teach Your Kids

For the Mommas

If they feel they were treated unfairly or didn’t get the grade they deserve, have a conversation with them about how to approach the teacher and what to say. Every child should be able to decide what they want to eat, and politely and effectively communicate their request to the server. 7 Life Skills To Teach Your Kids. As parents, it falls on us to prepare our children for the world and being able to take care of themselves when they leave us.

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Season of Sharing 2013 Day 4: Gifts for Little Ones and Giveaway

Nicoles Nickels

Product Name: Hallmark North Pole Communicator. Start a new family tradition and build excitement for Christmas with the North Pole Communicator. The North Pole residents will engage your children in two-way conversations that are entertaining and magical — and keep them believing in the spirit of Christmas. . Today is the fourth day of five days of awesome gifts and giveaways for the Season of Sharing 2013! Today’s post is all about gifts for the little ones!

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How Technology Can Coexist With Kids in a Healthy Way + GIVEAWAY #TakeCharge

Saving With Shellie

When parents ask questions about how to monitor their kid’s technology, it’s almost always after they’ve discovered something – a questionable photo on Instagram, a conversation with a stranger, usage when they should have been doing their homework. Because technology is ever-changing, and so are our kids, it’s important for them to feel that while you set the rules, communication is always open.