About Daryl Rothman

Daryl Rothman's debut novel, The Awakening of David Rose, a YA/Fantasy which is first in a series of four, is being published by Booktrope in 2015. He has written for a variety of top websites and publications and his short story "Devil and the Blue Ghosts" won Honorable Mention for Glimmer Train's prestigious New Writer's Award Contest. Follow him on Twitter.

Why Giving and Receiving Effective Feedback is So Hard, and How We Can Get it Right

I have a confession to make: I used to be an ardent supporter of feedback sandwiches. You know what I mean – it’s the conversation you have with your boss / partner / children / client where the criticism is sandwiched in between the “bread” of an introductory and concluding set of positive comments. However, when I began receiving feedback sandwiches instead of giving them, I became far less enthusiastic about this technique. I knew …

Revive Your Goals with CPR (Cultivating Positive Relationships)

Robert Steven Kaplan, Baker Foundation Professor at Harvard Business School, speaks of the importance of giving something of yourself, confiding something, when building relationships. I’ll confide something right of the bat: I don’t care much for cutesy, gimmicky titles, which over-promise and under-deliver. So permit me to explain what CPR is in the context of reaching your business goals and to make clear that I am not implying your goals are languishing on life-support. CPR …