Take the Sting Out of Tough Feedback Learning to Embrace Constructive Criticism

It’s tempting to avoid colleagues who provide feedback you might not agree with…but there’s a cost to doing so.

Highlights from the 2016 LMA P3 Conference

Billed as a forum where innovative practice management approaches are shared, the LMA P3 continues to showcase progressive ideas and practical experiences from firms transforming the way they do business.

More than a Google Search: 4 Questions to Assess Your Reputation

When I ask young professionals how they plan on building their reputations, the answers that I usually hear range from “do whatever I’m told” to “don’t screw up” to “incessantly self-promote”. Of course, there’s more to it than that.

Sabbaticals for the Self-Employed

Many firms offer sabbatical programs as a workplace benefit. As long as employees meet defined criteria and plan carefully, they’re able to take a few months off without much risk. But are sabbaticals feasible for self-employed professionals?

IABC/BC Independent Communicators Special Interest Group Meeting

Self-employed communicators consultants and freelancers are invited to join the next IABC Independent Communicators SIG on April 26th. Bellwether Strategies principal Natasha Chetty co-chairs this group which meets four times per year in Vancouver. Both IABC members and non-members are welcome.

#myIABCstory Campaign interview with Natasha Chetty

In April 2016, Natasha Chetty, principal consultant at Bellwether Strategies was featured in the #myIABCstory campaign for the British Columbia branch of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC).

IABC/BC Independent Communicators Special Interest Group Meeting

The next meeting of the IABC Independent Communicators SIG will be held on February 2nd, 2016 at the Water Street Cafe in downtown Vancouver.

How to Master Complex, Unfamiliar Tasks

If you’re about to tackle a complex issue or task in an unfamiliar area, how should you prioritize your first steps? New research shows that you’ll be off to a better start if you focus on learning rather than results.