The first known use of feedback was in describing a mechanical process. It has evolved to be something that affects people’s morale, their relationships and even an organization’s bottom line. This article takes a look at how to give better feedback and take it.
Posts Tagged: coaching
Feedback is a difficult concept to employ as a new manager. No one likes to be the bearer of bad news, as indicated by a study that ranked the top challenges faced by managers. To complicate matters, managers are expected to provide individualized feedback to a diverse team to maintain momentum and keep everyone on… Read more »
The term coaching may not be what comes to mind when you think of a career in government, but having coaches at every level of your career is an asset.
There are many people who consider themselves to be a coach. If you receive coaching from someone, how do you know it’s good?
If you’re a professional woman working in government, I will bet big money that you have been told at least once that you should find yourself a mentor. It’s inevitably the go-to advice that I hear passed around when someone is facing career challenges or indecision. Honestly, it’s not bad advice. Here at GovLoop, we… Read more »
We expect a lot from our government. Despite frequent funding constraints, we still expect agencies to deliver quality results to the public. High expectations externally drive high ones internally. As a result, government agencies are incredibly mission-driven. So when employees in the public sector act, their managers expect those actions to directly align with the… Read more »
Top executives require advice about their leadership styles and operating environs – in government as well as in the private sector. How do they get it? Suzanne de Janasz and Maury Peiperl interviewed dozens of corporate executives over the past two years to understand how “new CEOs in large organizations gain access to seasoned counsel… Read more »
Our current generation of millennial professionals will make up the majority of the workplace in the next twenty years. Employers report millennials aren’t ready for work–that in management and leadership areas they only succeed because they are bright achievers. So far. We have the power to change that. It’s not anyone’s fault–everything is happening so… Read more »
Do you remember The Miracle on Ice? Northwestern’s Cinderella football season in 1995? The Bulls’ two three-peats? Then you probably remember reading and hearing lots about about Herb Brooks, Gary Barnett and Phil Jackson. With the World Cup upon us, we’re seeing almost as much focus on each team’s coach as we are its star… Read more »
Growing up in the Army, we would often use “coach, teach, mentor” in the same breath, yet make little distinction between the three. There are distinctions between those and in this blog I’ll add ‘counseling’ for comparison as well. The purpose here is to offer guidance on the most appropriate technique for talent development. We’ll… Read more »