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The Feedback Series—Part 5: Managing the Discussion

By |2017-12-08T07:35:49-06:00November 5th, 2013|Challenging Conversations, Leadership|

Your planning work based on the guidance in the first four posts in this series is intended to set the stage for an effective, constructive discussion. In part five, we turn our attention to managing the discussion. Here are six key issues you must take into account in every feedback discussion and ideas for helping you navigate three common, challenging feedback situations:

New Leader Tuesday—The Feedback Series, Part 3: The Ingredients

By |2016-10-22T17:11:19-05:00October 8th, 2013|Leadership|

Welcome to part 3 of The Feedback Series at Management Excellence. In part 1, we tackled the issues of fear and anxiety that keeps so many new leaders from engaging in or conducting effective feedback discussions. Part 2 emphasized the importance of assessing the feedback situation and establishing a direction for the upcoming discussion. Now, it’s time to understand and begin assembling the key ingredients in every feedback discussion.

New Leader Tuesday—The Feedback Series, Part 2: Classifying the Feedback Situation

By |2017-12-08T07:37:49-06:00October 1st, 2013|Challenging Conversations, Uncategorized|

While feedback is best served warm (as close to the behavioral occurrence as possible), a few quality minutes of proper preparation will dramatically improve both your confidence for engaging in the discussion and your ability to conduct a high quality discussion. An important first step after observing the positive or negative behavior is to develop an understanding of the nature of the situation and to assess the right approach to support the behavioral improvement.

New Leader Tuesday—The Feedback Series, Part 1: Moving Beyond Fear and Anxiety

By |2017-12-08T07:38:00-06:00September 24th, 2013|Challenging Conversations, Leadership|

Over the next few "New Leader Tuesday" posts, I will share ideas and approaches to help first-time or early career leaders navigate those initial feedback and performance discussions. The goal of the series is to help you get started with feedback early in your tenure, well-armed with good habits. Part 1 focuses on debunking the myths that keep so many managers from tackling these important discussions with their team members.

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.

First-Time Manager Academy Series Registration

By |2020-10-01T07:43:02-05:00August 2nd, 2020|

About the Program Creators/Instructors: Art Petty is an executive and emerging leader coach and one of the foremost developers of management and leadership talent. Art was a long-time technology industry senior executive and has served as an MBA educator for many years. Art has written numerous leadership and management books and [...]

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