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Providing Feedback to Someone Who Is Overly Sensitive: Ask Madeleine

Dear Madeleine,

What’s the best way to give correction to a sensitive top performer?

I have a senior person on my team who is good at her job and takes great pride in performance excellence. 546 more words


A One Minute Approach to Better Feedback

Giving performance feedback is a critical job responsibility of any manager, but it can be a daunting task for many people—especially when the feedback is less than positive. 422 more words


Leadership Transparency: 3 Ways to Be More Open with Your People

Leadership is not something you do to people, it’s something you do with people. Letting people know what they can expect from you underscores the idea that leadership is a partnering process. 379 more words


What Do Workers Want? Better communication with their leader for starters

Earlier this month, I noticed that a few of my Facebook friends were posting a link to a Wall Street Journal post titled What Do Workers Want from the Boss? 483 more words


The Curse of Unspoken Expectations - 3 Ways to Improve Teamwork and Collaboration

Unspoken expectations are a curse upon relationships. It’s a surefire way to guarantee you will have conflict and discord that leads to poor teamwork and collaboration in the workplace. 619 more words


Are You An Earnest Leader? 5 Reasons to Be More Intentional and Purposeful

I have always loved the word earnest, and I bestow the word on another person when it is, well, earnestly earned!  One who, according to Dictionary.com, is “serious in intention, purpose or effort … showing depth and sincerity of feeling” is good company indeed.  502 more words


Are You Being Clear About Expectations?

Today’s managers play a dual role—balancing their people management tasks along with their own work. Recently one of my clients was discussing this challenge and her specific time constraints. 357 more words