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Making Workplace Feedback Work for You

Making Workplace Feedback Work for You

Feedback is a gift, but it shouldn’t feel like an ugly Christmas sweater.

So what better time than the holidays to look at how feedback can be used to help a team, an individual, or company excel - without causing hurt feelings or low morale?

Ellie Hearne shares more.

Trust at Work - and Why it Matters

Trust at Work - and Why it Matters

In the business world, trust is rarely talked about but always in demand. In cases where colleagues aren’t collegial, often some element of trust is lacking. 

So how you pin down as broad and amorphous a concept as trust and make it work for you? How do you apply it at work?

The Work-Life Conundrum

The Work-Life Conundrum

With every late-night visit to our email inbox or simple "no" to a work request, we make a decision about our personal-professional persona that impacts coworkers and loved ones alike.

Work-life balance is an elusive, yet important concept. Our founder Ellie Hearne shares her thoughts on the same.

Mentoring: How to Actually Boost Someone's Career

Mentoring: How to Actually Boost Someone's Career

If your approach to mentorship is solely about making introductions, you're doing it wrong.

Much like leadership coaching and Bitcoin, mentorship is much-talked about but not widely understood. Mentorship is about a lot more than making a few introductions and telling some stories. We compiled a few pointers to get you on the right track.

When the New Boss... Is You

When the New Boss... Is You

"We typically promote people not because they are great at developing teams and delivering feedback, but because they are strong individual contributors and they (hopefully) have the potential to learn the rest."

But what does that mean in practice? Pencil or Ink founder Ellie Hearne on learning to lead.