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.
For many managers, giving and receiving feedback is challenging. However, when feedback is approached properly, it can be a powerful tool for strengthening individual and group performance. Here are seven actions you can take to succeed with feedback:
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.
We place extraordinary amounts of pressure on our leaders to solve the big problems in front of us. In reality, they don't have the answers. They are looking for individuals to provide ideas that point to solutions. Here are five ideas you can use today to help and start leading without authority:
Why is asking for a raise or promotion so difficult and sometimes scary? It is not something you do on a regular basis, and there are many complexities involved. Here are ideas to help you prepare for and succeed with this important ask:
Most of us have a few communication moments in our careers that we would like to either do-over or erase our brains' memories. Here are a few of mine and what I learned that help me grow as a workplace communicator:
Interestingly, the most important advice I ever received from a mentor about leading and succeeding was all about strengthening my communication skills.
Join us for a great session on a career and leadership critical topic: strengthening as a listener. We're live-online at 11:00 a.m. central on 5/21 with Fierce Listening: The Key to Leadership and Career Success.
There's a lot of stress to go around in our organizations right about now. What you don't need to do is invite more pressure to your party by holding yourself accountable for having all the answers. Sometimes, you have to ask for help.