Giving Constructive Feedback: Eight Leadership Essentials
JUNE 27, 2011
As with praise, giving constructive feedback effectively requires that no critical ingredient be left out: 1. Put the feedback in perspective.
Give Constructive Feedback the Right Way
Your Voice of Encouragement
JULY 22, 2011
Many people are hesitant to give constructive feedback to someone else, for a variety of reasons. Or they don't want to cause hurt feelings.
Changing Behavior is Like Constructing a Super-Highway
Building Personal Strength
MAY 31, 2011
So I've found it helpful to use a road construction metaphor. Like building a brand new superhighway, the construction takes time.
Four ways to get started on obtaining constructive performance and strategic feedback by calling on junior colleagues
First Friday Book Synopsis
SEPTEMBER 6, 2011
Kaplan in his recently published book, What to Ask the Person in the Mirror: Critical Questions for Becoming a More Effective Leader and Reaching Your Potential, published by Harvard Business School Press (2011). Here are some invaluable ideas provided by Robert S.
Creating Well Constructed Employee Development Plans
FEBRUARY 16, 2011
[This post is part of the Performance Management: A Manager's Guide to Managing Talent series. Check out the rest here!] As a manager, putting together an employee development plan, can be a daunting task. Emotions can run the full spectrum – from managers experiencing fear of a good employee leaving as a result of achieving
5 Keys to Effectively Communicating Appreciation in the Workplace
Great Leadership By Dan
NOVEMBER 23, 2011
Separate affirmation from constructive criticism or instruction. Only 8% of employees feel their top management cares about them personally. •
Beware of Flattery
MARCH 6, 2011
By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth. Praise” is most commonly defined as: the expression of favorable judgment or sincere appreciation.
When an Under Performer Gets Promoted
AUGUST 22, 2011
RELATED POSTS: Giving Constructive Feedback: Eight Leadership Essentials. Then it came time to take a job in the real world. What do you think?
10 Tactics that Produce Brilliant Solutions
JULY 28, 2011
Courageous leaders do more than listen to constructive dissent, they encourage it. Encouraging constructive dissent: Don’t answer first. Hot conflict not comfortable collaboration produces brilliance. Tell people you expect hard truths and practical answer. Don’t settle for yes. Share all the information.
Constructing The Ideal Day
JULY 11, 2011
The ideal day requires a combination of intellectual and physical labor, capped off by some entertainment, socializing, recreation, or reflection.
Three Leadership Secrets for Building a Great Team
JUNE 6, 2011
Photo is Construction Begins on Wiesbaden Army Family Housing by US Army Corp of Engineers Europe District. I absolutely love this lesson.
The Difficult Follower – Is it You?
JANUARY 31, 2011
C-Level Strategies & Awakenings -- Topsy.com January 31, 2011 at 5:25 am [.] As a leader, am I difficult to follow? I love your content.
There's No Such Thing as Constructive Criticism
Harvard Business Review
NOVEMBER 21, 2011
What that actually means is "Would you mind if I gave you some negative feedback, wrapped in the guise of constructive criticism, whether you want it or not?". If we're feeling threatened or diminished by another person's perceived shortcomings, providing "constructive criticism" becomes secondary to getting our value back.
Successful Mentoring Relationships: Keys to Success
FEBRUARY 7, 2011
Steve Bell February 7, 2011 at 12:02 pm I have one more key to the relationship. « Connection Agent February 7, 2011 at 1:46 pm [.]
Why MANY smart people are not social?
NOVEMBER 13, 2011
He or she needs to have the patience to construct the message so that (hopefully) ALL the students will understand it. Have a great week ahead!
10 Hard Things to Say…5 Ways to Say Them as a Leader
MARCH 21, 2011
In any relationship, there comes a time where it’s necessary to say things which are difficult to keep the relationship strong and make it better. This is also true in a healthy team environment. Those conversations, as awkward and uncomfortable as they were, always proved to be good for the team and the team member.
MAY 12, 2011
Have you ever noticed that when people talk about leadership, the unspoken but overpowering assumption is that it is a positive and constructive force? Have you ever questioned that presumed relationship? If you have, what sort of reaction did you get? As noted here previously , Peter Drucker once said, “Leadership is all hype.
7 Reasons for the Rise of Mediocrity
OCTOBER 25, 2011
We all are familiar with mediocrity. It’s everywhere and growing rapidly. Amplify without Accomplishment. It makes sense that way.
Building The Confidence To Lead With Bricks Instead of Sticks
SEPTEMBER 12, 2011
Getting, keeping, and leveraging your confidence as a leader is one of those tricky things that can make us great, or banish us to mediocrity.
People Quit Their Boss… Not the Company!
MAY 20, 2011
What can you control? Why are some organizations able to retain their best people while others struggle with above average turnover? Be genuine.
WEBSITE UNDER CONSTRUCTION
JANUARY 29, 2012
RapidBI & Mike Morrison 2011 - this article/ page is free to copy and use on the This site is in the process of moving hosts – for a faster user experience – please bear with us Monday 30 Jan 2012 RapidBI is an organizational effectiveness consultancy based in the UK but working internationally.
Get Ahead & Have Fun At The Same Time.
Rich Gee Group
DECEMBER 29, 2011
During a coaching session with one of my incredible clients, I constructed a term they needed to produce to ensure success at their task. I called it ENERGETIC ENTHUSIASM. They have a marketplace-imposed deadline — they only have 30 days to get their task complete. So they have to get off their butt and get it done
Leadership Caffeine: Do You See Beauty or Blemishes?
JUNE 27, 2011
Leadership Leadership Caffeine Leadership Skills Management Education Performance Professional Growth Talent Management constructive feedback feedback high-performance Motivating Others Positive Praise The Sandwich TechniqueThey look at beautiful pictures or great outcomes and focus on describing the flaws.
5 Communication Tips for Leaders
JANUARY 27, 2011
Do they offer constructive criticism or do they belittle and intimidate? By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth.
One Way to Head Off a Conflict: Manage Expectations
The Recovering Engineer
AUGUST 27, 2011
The estimated time we would drive in the construction zone was longer than I wanted to experience. The delay I would face did not change.
3 Attributes that Will Help You be Better Under Pressure
MAY 6, 2011
Subservience to purpose means developing affect tolerance or “the ability to channel intense reactions to recurring setbacks in a way that not only avoids hampering you, but also constructively keeps you and your organization moving forward toward maximum potential.”. So it’s not a matter of gritting your teeth and riding out the crisis.
Doing More With Less
DECEMBER 21, 2011
Provides employees with regular, concrete, and constructive feedback about their work and its value to delivering business strategy. Most companies are asking employees to do more with less. These demands may produce positive results in the short term, but they are not sustainable in the long term.
The Best Leadership Advice I Ever Got
APRIL 12, 2011
Keep trying to make a constructive difference, but do it in a way that is positive for you and the people around you. "My Like many young Ph.D. students, I was deeply impressed with my own intelligence, wisdom and profound insights into the human condition. He was also a man that I sincerely respected. He was also doing a lot to help me.
How Do People Perceive You?
SEPTEMBER 11, 2011
He added that “there is the challenge to be authentic and faithful, and not give in to the illusion of constructing an artificial public profile for oneself.”. Sources: "The Tipping Point" by Malcolm Gladwell and The New York Times, September 11, 2011. Not that there is necessarily anything wrong with that. For example, Richard B.
FEBRUARY 4, 2011
He is not a visionary the consequences of whose actions and decisions we are supposed to simply accept on faith to be constructive. Some years ago there was a horrific crash during training maneuvers by a US Air Force precision flying team. There is one leader, and three followers. No peripheral considerations, no stray thinking allowed.
Stop Criticizing Other People
Your Voice of Encouragement
NOVEMBER 8, 2011
The Downsides It’s one thing to give others constructive feedback about a specific action. If they speak at all, it is to offer encouragement."
The Ass Carrying the Image
FEBRUARY 8, 2011
Posted by: Phyllis Hoff | February 12, 2011 at 10:37 AM Chris, your teaching always impacts me. It is by His grace that we live. Oh my! Thanks!
Give Feedback the Right Way
Your Voice of Encouragement
FEBRUARY 14, 2011
When youve needed to give someone constructive feedback, did you follow these steps? Read more. Thanks for joining me.
5 Leadership Lessons: The Velocity Manifesto
MARCH 18, 2011
By viewing technology construction as an artistic endeavor rather than a mechanical one, we are freed to not only build applications that have a stronger ROI, but also to do a better job of managing IT people. Speed is our friend in almost every case. The thing you want to be these days is a “fast follower.”
Ten Ways to Engage Your Workforce in 2012
DECEMBER 16, 2011
Top performers will be more engaged when they receive constructive information about what they do well and what they need to improve. Delegate.
Leadership and The Butterfly Effect
Linked 2 Leadership
FEBRUARY 7, 2011
The Butterfly Effect. Actions and Responsibility. For some we are responsible… for some we are not. So what?” you might ask. On Past and Present.
OCTOBER 17, 2011
Never mind that, as we have seen, there is no such thing as a (non-pathological, or inherently constructive) leadership personality, nor a magical leadership ingredient, or character trait, that will transform you willy-nilly into such an unfortunate creature. But today’s subject is one that belongs firmly in our current topic.
Remembering Sacred Commitments
JANUARY 17, 2011
» Remembering Sacred Commitments January 17th, 2011 | Author: Mary Jo Asmus I sat transfixed as a group of elected leaders – half of whom were newly elected – discussed how they would work with each other and the local government administration. Mary Jo Asmus : January 18, 2011 at 5:58 pm Me too, Susan. Will they stay true?
Getting Leaders to Change
Great Leadership By Dan
AUGUST 26, 2011
I am also passionately focused on identifying in partnership with each coachee those unique development needs that need to be addressed.
MARCH 15, 2011
Here leaders begin by giving direct reports constructive suggestions for the future. In my work with leaders, I find that one common complaint of direct reports is that their leaders do a poor job of coaching. Yes, executives tend to be poor coaches. I suggest that you use an effective, time-efficient, six-question coaching process. A lot.