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Providing <em>Good</em> Feedback

The ability to provide good feedback is essential for every leader. Whether the feedback is positive or negative, it is essential that you follow a number of best practices to ensure that the feedback is constructive for the individual receiving the feedback. While it is easier to provide positive feedback certainly, plan for positive feedback […]

Three Ways to Prepare to Give Feedback to Employees

Before providing an employee feedback, ask yourself these three questions to effectively prepare for the meeting:

Are you able to identify and describe inappropriate behavior that is impacting the employee’s performance and provide examples to ensure understanding? Are you able to discuss what appropriate behavior looks like and clarify and ensure understanding of expectations around […]

Addressing the Challenge of Performance Reviews

The performance review is dreaded by nearly everyone in the organization for many reasons:

It can be an onerous process It’s only done once a year We only include in the review what is fresh in our memories We really don’t know how to handle those difficult conversations with employees who may not be performing […]

Avoiding Difficult Performance Discussions is Not Nice

One of the excuses we commonly hear as a reason for not actively engaging in dialogue with employees regarding their performance is "We’re really nice at XYZ organization" or "We’re non-confrontational." Translation, "We have people who are underperforming, but we’d rather not have those conversations." Or, "It’s just easier to let the underperformance continue as […]

Do You Work for One of Those Nice Organizations That Avoids Conflict?

One of the excuses we commonly hear as a reason for not actively engaging in dialogue with employees regarding their performance is “We’re really nice at XYZ organization” or “We avoid conflict and causing people to feel badly about themselves.” Translation, “We have people who are underperforming, but we’d rather not have those conversations.” Or, […]