Category Archives: Bigger Picture

The Feedback Sandwich is Stale AF

This knowledge nugget comes to you courtesy of the Blacklight. Enjoy! Most of us are familiar with the advice to couch or preface negative feedback with at least two positive messages, aka the feedback sandwich. …

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No Bitter Grapes from Charles Shaw

This knowledge nugget comes to you courtesy of the Blacklight. Enjoy! Trader Joe’s has sold over a billion bottles of its Charles Shaw private label wine since hitting the shelves in 2002. Known affectionately as …

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Happy Holidays from SBC!

Seasons greetings from all of us here at Stacy Blackman Consulting! At this time, we want to send our best wishes to you and your families for a wonderful holiday season. Looking forward to a …

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Vacation State of Mind

Show of hands if you would move to France in a heartbeat if you could. There’s a lot to love about the land of the 35-hour workweek: 30 paid vacation days off annually, leisurely lunches—with …

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Why ‘Find Your Passion’ is Bogus Career Advice

Not that long ago, most workers were like Fred Flintstone. When the bugle blew at the end of a shift, you punched out and called it a day. Work wasn’t supposed to be meaningful or …

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Pomodoro versus Big Rocks: A Productivity Smackdown

Some people are always highly motivated. They never put off for tomorrow what they can do today. And they tackle all chores, projects, and tasks with efficiency and glee.  This post is not for those weirdos people. We’re looking …

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