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Consultant Chip Bell asks whether you’re like the Road Runner or Wile E. Coyote: “Coyotes are earnest; roadrunners are passionate. Coyotes are resilient; road runners are resourceful. Coyotes look over their shoulders; roadrunners look ahead. Coyotes are procedural; roadrunners are experimental. … Coyotes are grim, roadrunners are jubilant.” Lead Change Group Blog

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Employees prefer negative feedback

A survey by the Zenger/Folkman consulting firm found that most people prefer not to give negative feedback to others. More surprising, perhaps, 57 per cent preferred getting negative, corrective feedback compared with 43 per cent who preferred receiving praise or recognition. Harvard Business Review Blogs

Larger images ease Web buying

An e-commerce study found that images on product pages have grown in size, with more details visible. In user testing, viewers could pick up details from the images that weren’t covered in product descriptions, such as toasters with slots big enough for bagels. NNGroup.com

Why acquisitions fall off the rails

Acquisitions expert Dennis Morgan says deals are more likely to go wrong if you neglect to put an operating plan in place before you start your due diligence. You need to have an operating plan first, he says, so you can watch for factors that would prevent you from meeting your goals as a buyer. Inc.com

Storyboard your presentation

PowerPoint specialist Dave Paradi recommends Amazon StoryBuilder, a Web-based tool from Amazon.com’s studio for developing TV shows and movies. It can help you prepare messages and visuals for a presentation in the same way you might use sticky notes on a whiteboard. Dave Paradi’s PowerPoint Blog

Harvey Schachter is a Battersea, Ont.-based writer specializing in management issues. He writes Monday Morning Manager and management book reviews for the print edition of Report on Business and an online work-life column Balance. E-mail Harvey Schachter

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