Things Every Manager Should Do to Improve Performance Reviews

Performance reviews are excellent assets when they are done right. Carried out wrong, however, they can destroy morale, hinder productivity and breed a toxic, competitive company culture that has people constantly looking over their shoulder. The real purpose of feedback is not to offer criticism, though that can have its place too. Instead, feedback is an opportunity for management to provide guidance and support while steering workers toward the company's objectives. So before your next performance review period, keep these feedback tips in mind for long-standing results.


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Cardinal Kitchen’s Got Your Back!

Welcome back to Ball State from your friends at Cardinal Kitchen! This year, we will continue to help students attain free groceries and personal care  items. Take-out and grocery stores are expensive and can be very difficult for students to shop when they have to keep a strict budget in mind. 



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The Best College Football Team Picks for 2022

The feeling of football, the ultimate American sport, is hard to put into words. Yet, the anticipation of a season full of victories, defeats, surprises, and satisfying calls is one of the most widely celebrated times for millions of US citizens. 


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What Business Success Looks Like in 2022

The world of entrepreneurship is fascinating, terrifying, exhilarating, and, if everything works out, deeply satisfying. Working in the world of business is not for the faint of heart. It takes a lot of determination, perseverance, hard work, and brutal belief to make your dreams happen. What is more, is that no one is going to step up to the plate more than you will when it comes to pursuing your business success in 2022. 


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How to Efficiently Count Characters Online

Thanks to the online world that most of us write and contribute to daily, it has never been more critical to correctly count characters of your content. This is particularly true for what we post on social media or with or digital marketing content. For example, platforms like Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter have character count limits to encourage concise and direct content engaging to their users.



Those ages 18 or older are eligible for a Pfizer or Moderna booster shot at least six months after their second, and a Johnson & Johnson booster shot at least two months after their first. Vice President of Student Affairs Ro-Anne Royer Engle strongly encouraged students in an email Dec. 20 to receive their shot. Unsplash, Photo Courtesy
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Where to get a COVID-19 booster shot or test in Muncie

Since Dec. 9, 2021, individuals ages 16 or older who received a full series of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine are eligible for a third booster shot at least six months after their second dose. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Rochelle Walensky said in a statement such a move will help “strengthen the protection against Omicron and other variants.”


Looking for a way to celebrate the beginning of 2022 even in the pandemic? Consider celebrating from home with these five fun and safe ideas. Unsplash, Photo Courtesy
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Five safe ways to celebrate New Year's Eve during the COVID-19 pandemic

With the holiday season nearing its end, it can be tempting to spend more time with family and friends to ring in the new year. However, with the growing threat of COVID-19 and its variants, large gatherings and parties may not be the best idea, especially for those who are at a higher risk of contracting the virus. Nevertheless, 2021 is ending and 2022 is beginning, which calls for some celebration. Here are five fun and safe ways to celebrate the beginning of a new year during the pandemic.


Broadcaster and former coach John Madden celebrates his selection to the NFL Hall of Fame during a press conference Feb. 4, 2006, at the Renaissance Center in Detroit, Michigan. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images/TNS)
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Grubb: Remembering John Madden

 For most football fans, including myself, the name John Madden is synonymous with his yearly football video game. I can still remember Christmas of 2008, ripping open a present revealing Madden NFL 09 for the Nintendo Wii, with Brett Farve of the Green Bay Packers on the cover. Thanks to John Madden, I fell in love with the game of football. But Madden should be remembered not just for his contributions to virtual football, but to the entire game itself. 







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