Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Astronology - Giving Constructive Criticism

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Volume X

Issue 17


October 20, 2009

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Fact or Fiction


The PBGC premium will decrease for 2010.


In 2010, the base annual premium will increase to $35 per plan participant.  Currently, the rate is $34 per plan participant.  This $1 increase is due to federal law requiring premium adjustments to reflect changes in the national average weekly wage during the prior year.  Will that $1 matter?  In 2008, the PBGC had a $10.7 billion deficit in its single-employer insurance program.


Giving Constructive Criticism

mentorIt's a fact of life we can't avoid. Whether it's working in a professional environment, learning in the educational realm, or interacting with friends or family, at some point in time we all have to face criticism. How we may perceive that criticism depends on whether we are on the giving or receiving end. When done right, constructive criticism is not meant to hurt or humiliate a person. Rather, constructive criticism is meant to build a person and push them to reach the next level of success. Learning how to give constructive criticism makes a difference in regards to how others view an individual and also how he or she demonstrates leadership. This issue of Astronology takes a deeper look into how to give constructive criticism in the workplace....more


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