Category Archive: Feedback

3 Ways to Give Feedback that Works

Teachers use feedback when they correct our schoolwork. People persist in doing wrong things apart from feedback that works. Improvement requires feedback. How to give feedback that works: #1. Check intentions. Feedback that… Continue reading

3 Ways to Make Encouragement Count

“How can you tell if a person needs encouragement? If that person is breathing.” S. Truett Cathy You may not intend to, but managers discourage good people. Encouragement feels like power. Encouragement invites… Continue reading

How to Get Useful Feedback from Liars

People lie to leaders. Usually it’s not malicious, but it’s always unhelpful. Team members who aspire to get along or get ahead… Soften criticism. Deflect tough answers. Over-state compliments. Authority corrupts interactions. If… Continue reading

The ABCs of Giving and Seeking Feedback that Really Works

Apathy resents and rejects feedback, but everyone who cares to improve wants to know how they’re doing. Feedback is essential for growth and development. The only way to grow is to receive feedback… Continue reading

4 Steps to Dealing with a Bad Egg on the Team

If bad is 5X stronger than good, eliminating bad does a lot of good. “[Will] Felps estimates that teams with just one deadbeat, downer, or asshole suffer a performance disadvantage of 30 to… Continue reading

How to Reject Stupid Feedback

The director of the Antwerp Academy of Art called Vincent Van Gogh’s work, “Putrefaction,” and sent him back to the beginning class. Van Gogh, contrary to myth, sold more than one painting in… Continue reading