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Posts Tagged ‘feedback’

Feedback For Your Purposes

From last week’s message on receiving feedback, a number of highly respected partners posed some interesting questions and dilemmas they have faced, like how to handle feedback that’s not objective, anonymous comments or feedback they just don’t agree with. These are great questions that illustrate both the value and hazard of soliciting feedback. So here’s […]

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Your Response To Feedback

Having coached hundreds of professionals for more than 2 decades, I’ve noticed the different responses people have when they receive and respond to feedback. You’d think that people would be receptive to the observations, comments and advice they get. But too many don’t take full advantage of this important information. Some tend to get defensive […]

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Who’s The Head Case?

(To yourself) I can’t believe he just did that. Can’t he see how unacceptable that is? I can’t let him continue doing that. What a head case. We will definitely have to talk about it. But not right now. It’s not the right time. It’s got to be the right time. (A day later) I’ve […]

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Can You See Clearly Now?

When Johnny Nash sang his hit in 1972 called, “I Can See Clearly Now,” it was #1 on the Billboard Charts. It’s a catchy, upbeat tune that has be re-recorded by dozens of artists over the years. But it’s the lyrics that are so poignant: I can see clearly now, the rain is gone, I […]

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Give Better Feedback

One of the management responsibilities you have is to give feedback to your staff. It’s part of your job, whether you want it or not. Over the years, you’ve developed a particular style that matches your behavioral profile. If you aren’t careful, you can rely on your natural inclinations and miss other elements that are […]

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Get Good Feedback

How do you get feedback about your service? If you’re like many professionals, you just wait for clients to bring up something they don’t like and then you react to it. The problem with this method is that it runs counter to human nature. I remember a colleague of mine relaying a story about eating […]

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