Category Archive: Feedback

Noticing – Not Feedback – Enhances Performance and Elevates Satisfaction

“People don’t want feedback, they want attention.” (Nine Lies About Work) Feedback is valid when assessment is accurate, and numbers are involved. Feedback about traits is arrogant because we don’t know people. Tell… Continue reading

Ready to fix feedback?  Then let’s go “kick some ask!”

NEW BOOK GIVEAWAY! 20 copies available! Leave a comment on this guest post by Tamra Chandler. This post is based on her latest book, Feedback (and Other Dirty Words) which is co-authored with… Continue reading

4 Principles that Enable Effective Feedback and High Performance

Gallup found that only 26% of employees strongly agree that the feedback they receive helps them do better work. 37% of managers don’t give positive feedback. (Zenger/Folkman) Feedback principle #1. People prefer affirmation to… Continue reading

Dear Dan: My Boss Says People are Afraid of Me

Dear Dan, My superintendent told me I’m not getting the position. He said, “You have great ideas, but take it slow. And he repeated, “Take it slow. Don’t rush anyone. I like your… Continue reading

How to Knock a Box off a Stool with a Cookie

In a recent workshop, I invited a participant to knock a small box off a stool using a cookie. She stood with her back to the stool and tossed the cookie over her… Continue reading

Dear Dan: Our New Boss is A.D.D.

Hi Dan! My team got new leadership about a year ago. While our new manager is very nice and easy to get along with, most people on the team are concerned at his… Continue reading