Candice Gottlieb-Clark is a proud contributor to several publications and online forums. In each post, Candice shares her wisdom and ideas with the global community.

17 Ways To Figure Out If Workplace Criticism Is Fair Or Unhelpful

Trust Your Gut Response

To identify harmful criticism, trust your gut response. Did it feel supportive? Was it kind? Did it provide you with new insights or information? If not, then it was not helpful. As a new professional, unfamiliar with the culture or landscape, the best way to address this is with curiosity. Ask if their tone was meant to sound harsh, or their words critical. Then, tell them how you learn best.

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What 20 Leading Coaches Do To Stand Out In A Crowded Market

Incorporate Organizational And Team Dynamics

I provide prescriptive coaching for issues where loss of talent or litigation are of concern. My holistic approach goes beyond individual coaching to further incorporate organizational and team dynamics. The core differentiator in my skills comes from my background in counseling and conflict resolution (mediation). Through those, I have developed expertise in interpersonal workplace dynamics. – Candice Gottlieb-Clark

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What 17 Leadership Gaps Look Like (And How Companies Can Address Them)

Insufficient Trust, Role Clarity And/Or Conflict Management

When it comes to workplace dynamics, I have found that leadership gaps arise from weakness in one or more of three areas (I call this the three-legged stool of leadership): trust, role clarity and conflict management. The gaps are identified by the team’s behavior. Low accountability, silos, unwanted turnover, frequent complaints and poor teamwork are some of the key warning signs of these gaps. – Candice Gottlieb-Clark

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Find, Fix, Fill your Leadership Gap

Even the most talented and well-meaning leaders have blind-spots. Gaps in their awareness impact teamwork, create conflict, lead to a loss of talent.

“Your session last week was really good and I am excited to read your book and apply it to my HR career.”

Stephanie Garrett, Human Resources Manager at City of Federal Heights
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