You know that old saying about the only certainties in life being death and taxes? Respectfully, I would like to add another one to that list. Feedback. More specifically: a) that leaders and managers will always need to give it to their team members and b) that leaders and managers will always need to practice [...]
Recently I was asked to submit a Bio for a prospective new client, along with a specific request to include examples of client testimonials. Whilst collecting testimonials is not one of my strengths (insert awkward cough emoji), I reached out to a few clients to enquire about their willingness to provide me with something I [...]
Because of the way negative feedback can make us feel, we often overlook the fact that receiving feedback is actually an important component of growth, both on a professional and a personal level. However we need to learn more about ourselves, so we can continue to grow and become the best version of ourselves. This is why it is as important to learn how to receive feedback as it is to know how to give feedback.
poorly performing or mis-behaving team members. I have also facilitated more performance management related workshops than I care to remember (it will make me feel old). One thing I have learned, and the stats above confirm, is that even though a majority of managers understand on some level that they need to give feedback to their team members, half of those same managers shy well away from giving feedback, especially if it involves a difficult conversation. In short, Houston we have a problem. Read on for my top ten tips on how to give feedback.