Posts tagged with 'feedback'
Learn to Accept Feedback By Learning to Give ItRead the rest of this entry »
Let's face it. No one looks forward to feedback. Most of us cringe when we hear the words "constructive feedback." What if instead of anxiety, we learned to look forward to feedback, especially the negative kind?
That's the message of a New York Times article that says we can all learn to, if not love negative feedback, at least embrace it as a way toward improvement. The trick is for …
4 Ways Good Leaders Use to Get Honest FeedbackRead the rest of this entry »
If you really want feedback, ask for it writes Ron Carucci on the Harvard Business Review blog. "If you’re not soliciting dissent, it’s unlikely you’re hearing the truth about what it’s like to work for you," says the bestselling author and consultant.
"Whether in group meetings, or one on one, people need to feel comfortable pushing back and if you don’t have people routinely offering dissenting ideas, or raising …
Check Your Ego When Holding Performance ConversationsWith the annual performance review under attack as ineffective and even detrimental, managers are being encouraged to hold regular performance conversations with their direct reports.Read the rest of this entry »
The reasoning is sound: Regular one-on-ones encourage more mentoring and make it possible to take corrective action sooner, before productivity and quality suffer. Giving feedback, especially positive feedback, on a regular basis helps keep the team on track and improves morale.
But when the focus …
You One-on-Ones Should Be AwkwardFor your next one-on-one meeting, make it awkward.Read the rest of this entry »
Sounds crazy doesn't it? Most of us -- boss, employee, colleague -- make an effort to avoid awkward topics, which is exactly the point, says Mark Rabin, a VP at Facebook. When we do that, we waste the potential of the face-to-face meeting. Instead of talking about the tough stuff, we skirt around it or don't discuss it at all.
"You’re not …