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Feedback is Funny—Just Not in a “Ha Ha” Kind of Way

By |2021-05-20T10:39:16-05:00May 20th, 2021|Art of Managing, Challenging Conversations, Emerging Leaders, High Performance Management Teams, Leadership, Leadership Power-Ups, Self-Development, The Leadership Opportunity|

OK, the topic of feedback isn't stand-up comedy funny. It's funny as in odd because there are so many contradictions surrounding it. Here are five practices to help managers bring feedback to life as the performance-enhancing tool it is capable of being:

Your Free eBook: Getting Feedback Right—How to Build a Healthy Feedback Environment

By |2020-11-30T13:58:37-06:00November 30th, 2020|

Getting Feedback Right—How to Build a Healthy Feedback Environment Imagine there was a tool at your disposal that would help reinforce in real-time the behaviors of group members that moved the performance numbers in the right direction. Or, a tool that would get people motivated to learn, grow, and leave behind less-than-ideal behaviors [...]

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Wrestling With Feedback Part 3—Conduct Feedback Discussions with Empathy and Clarity

By |2020-11-11T20:13:11-06:00November 11th, 2020|Art of Managing, Challenging Conversations, Emerging Leaders, First Time Manager Series, Leadership, Leadership Power-Ups, Self-Development|

In Part 3 of this series, the emphasis is on managing the discussions successfully with empathy and clarity. It turns out when the feedback discussion goes off the rails, as happens all too often, it's because empathy and clarity were nowhere to be found.

Wrestling With Feedback, Part 1—Why We Don’t Like the Idea of Giving or Receiving It

By |2020-11-03T07:45:59-06:00November 3rd, 2020|Challenging Conversations, Emerging Leaders, First Time Manager Series, Leadership, Leadership Caffeine, Self-Development|

We all can benefit from the right type of specific, behavioral, task, or situational-focused feedback. Unfortunately, our natural fear of either giving or receiving feedback often gets in the way of harnessing value from this input.

The Destructive Drumbeat of Incessant Feedback

By |2019-06-30T11:44:09-05:00June 30th, 2019|Challenging Conversations, First Time Manager Series, Leadership|

Feedback is an important tool for managers to promote high performance and performance improvement. However, when the flow of feedback exceeds a person's ability to process and act on it, the results include stress and disengagement. Here are ideas to help managers tailor their feedback volume and frequency to the needs and styles of their team members.

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