Work on offering more positive feedback
To improve morale and get better results, work on offering more positive feedback. As a leader or manager your responsible for providing everyone with appropriate feedback so that each person knows where they stand and how to optimize their efforts.
Work on Offering More Positive Feedback
Effective feedback energizes; nitpicking de-motivates.
- One way. You give but don’t invite feedback. It’s frustrating. Still worse, it’s belittling.
- Always negative.
- Low benefit.
- Demoralizing. Watch people when they walk away. Do their heads always hang and their shoulders droop?
People who crave feedback include:
- New hires.
- Freshly promoted employees.
- Those facing new challenges.
- Self-critical downers.
- Highly motivated achievers.
People who resist hearing feedback may be:
- Insecure and fearful.
- Not committed to the pursuit of excellence.
- In over their heads.
Positive feedback is best served alone.
Don’t use it to buffer “bad” news. See the good – say the good – walk away. An abundance of positive feedback creates environments where corrective feedback goes down more smoothly.
What feedback tips or warnings can you share?
What does great feedback look like?
This short excerpt from Leadership Freak gets right to the point when it comes to positive feedback. Work on offering more positive feedback to employees and other with thesee simple guidelines. Sometimes feedback occurs spontaneously so try to remember these tips and you’ll usually get the results you were hoping for along with a great deal of respect.
Be honest about which goals really matter to you.
If you are like most people you have thoughts about different kinds of projects and goals you would like to accomplish. What I’ve noticed recently is that most people, including myself, don’t act on those dreams and visions as often as we would like.
To overcome this problem, you need to be honest about which goals really matter to you. I found this wonderful article that sheds some light on why our ambition seems to diminish when it comes to things we say we think we want to do.
Be Honest About Which Goals Really Matter to You
I have been challenging myself a lot lately regarding my goals and dreams. I say I want to XYZ, but if I am honest, there are many signs that should tell me that I really don’t want to do this. It is a goal I want to want. Something that I think would be interesting to want. But I have to push myself to get enthused about it.
Here is an example. I have been saying for many years that I wanted to get my PhD. I even enrolled in a great program and was underway. It was a slog for all the usual reasons including that I was working full time and trying to have a life. I thought this was normal and it is to a point. But even if I had all the time in the world it would be a slog. And now I can be at peace and tell you I really don’t want a PhD. I wanted to want it.
Quitting the program hurt because I had already made an investment. But is it ever right to continue spending time and money when it’s no longer a goal? No, it is not (especially if you do not need the credential/outcome, which I don’t). Read the full article here…
I am pretty sure all of you have your own examples of times when you “wanted to want” a certain goal and may have even felt a twinge of guilt about not getting it done. Isn’t it time to be honest about which goals really matter to you? It’s actually a very good feeling to let go of those things you have no real ambition for and to embrace one thing that means the most to you. As you can see, understanding this concept is important for good leadership.
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Emotional intelligence is essential for success in all areas of life. People with high emotional intelligence seem to sustain longer lasting relationships and have excellent leadership skills. To help define the elements of emotional intelligence Dr. Daniel Goleman developed some guidelines that were recently published on Mind Tools. We’ve included a short video that also discusses how emotional intelligence is essential for success.
Emotional Intelligence is Essential for Success
Daniel Goleman, an American psychologist, developed a framework of five elements that define emotional intelligence:
- Self-Awareness – People with high emotional intelligence are usually Continue reading