Secret Leadership tips for getting more out of your team
Growing Your Business | Global Strategic Management Solutions
The ability to give constructive feedback is at the core of good leadership skills. How do measure up in this area? Giving feedback can be a delicate tightrope walk, and the more you hone your skills, the better results you will get. When it is time to give feedback, ask yourself these three questions:
- Is this feedback necessary and beneficial? If not, table your opinion, and focus only on feedback that is imperative and useful.
- Does this situation give you the opportunity to point out observable behaviors or activities? Without having a clear sense of exactly what the employee is doing and how to they can make changes, mentioning an unclear or nondescript behavior or activity runs the risk of leaving your employee feeling helpless. Take the time to identify measurable behaviors.
- How can you pose the situation as a learning opportunity versus a reprimand? This point is critical. If the employee walks away from the interaction having learned something about how to handle the next situation in a more productive way, then your role as coach has been a success!
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