Using Positive Influence for Constructive Criticism

October 4, 2019
Hosted by Brian Smith and Mary Smith

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Episode Description

This week, we are going to tackle how to determine the difference between criticism and constructive criticism, how to deliver criticism in a way that it is constructive and what that looks like, how to deal with getting constructive criticism, and how we may go about dissolving the stigmas surrounding giving and receiving constructive criticism. We are continuing our "team" series where we discuss what it's like to be a positive and negative team member. You may have heard us discuss criticism a few times in previous podcasts, so this week we are taking a dive into the topic. Sponsored by: The I in Team Series & IA Business Advisors

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Our show expands, in depth, the philosophies in our book series, The I in Team Series. We discuss finding one’s own influence, using that influence in their life with their various teams, and building teams around them that enhance and positively increase influence. We hope to show you that you are important to the teams you influence and that by understanding your unique influence you will be able to positively contribute to the world around you. Your influence is the single greatest responsibility you have. We cover looking at our foundations, understanding our shortcomings, being a team member, and leading with influence.

We accomplish this goal by first laying a foundation for our philosophy and then building on that through interactions with guests that reinforce the lessons we wish to teach others.

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Brian Smith and Mary Smith

Dr. Brian Smith is the author of the new book, “Individual Advantages: Find the “I” in Team.” He has a Ph.D. in organizational psychology, a master's degree in management information systems, a bachelor’s degree in accounting, and is a certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt Consultant. His company, IA Business Advisors, has helped over eighteen thousand clients since 1996. His client base has always varied,?ranging from large international companies like Boeing and Caesars Entertainment, to medium and small companies with a regional or local influence.

Mary Smith, Brian’s daughter, co-authored, “Individual Advantages: Find the “I” in Team.” She helps lead the IA team in developing messaging and content for their clients and works with Brian daily to develop content for The I in Team Series and Podcast. She has a bachelor’s degree in English literature and has been with the family business since 2010.

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