How can I praise people – and not look a creep?

Hello. Welcome to Feedback – and welcome to your job. If you manage people, giving feedback is almost certainly part of your job. Feedback can be positive – let’s use plain language and call it praise. And yes, some feedback can be negative, about behaviour that needs to be improved. I like to call this [...]

By | 2017-10-05T13:39:27+01:00 October 5th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Managing performance: what really works?

The notion that ‘Appraisals are over’ has been around for a couple of years now. They were ‘axed’, ‘scrapped’ (even ‘killed’), and employees would be ‘free’ thanks to Accenture’s announcement of their overhaul of performance reviews. After Accenture ditched appraisals, countless others followed and continue to do so. Very radical. The wonderfully acerbic response by [...]

By | 2017-09-01T14:25:04+01:00 September 1st, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

8 tips for better feedback

Feedback. How do you feel when you read (or hear) that word? Thrilled at the prospect? Despondent at the @%*t sandwich you reckon will be headed your way? Curious and keen to learn more? And what about when giving feedback is a vital part of your job? Chances are if you manage people then giving [...]

By | 2017-05-23T09:28:12+01:00 September 29th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments