23 August

Giving effective negative feedback

Giving a colleague or team member negative feedback can be a pretty nerve-wracking task – even if you were asked for your opinion. You need to decide on the best approach to take and find the right words to describe specific examples and possible impacts clearly and concisely. The situation becomes even more demanding if your feedback meets with resistance, misunderstanding […]

2 June

Getting things done – on time

When agreeing deadlines, absolute clarity is essential: at the end of the meeting everyone needs to know exactly what they need to do by when. Arriving at deadlines which are acceptable for the individual team members often entails a process of negotiation. And that’s where this post comes in. It looks at some of the […]

8 May

Is everyone on the same page?

Posted in staying on track

Do you ever need to discuss texts with a colleague? If you’re sitting together in the same room it’s relatively easy. You can go through the document together, pointing out on the screen or on paper where you have questions or suggestions. But what if  you need to ring a colleague to query parts of the translation of […]