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CPR Levels of Feedback

CPR Levels of Feedback

What’s a conversation you’ve been avoiding? A conversation at work, at home, with a colleague, with your partner? Most likely, you are avoiding the conversation not just because of what you think will happen but rather because you don’t know how to achieve the outcome...

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Why is it so hard to give feedback?

Why is it so hard to give feedback?

In of one of our recent leadership programmes we asked the participants: “What kind of conversations do you find the most difficult?” The answers were overwhelmingly uniform: What’s hardest for people is to give feedback, particularly when: Someone’s...

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How to Break the Resistance

How to Break the Resistance

99% of people believe it’s unsafe to be open and transparent. That’s why we hide all thoughts and emotions which could make us look weak. That’s why we don’t share our hopes and dreams which could be discarded. That’s why we don’t ask questions of understanding when...

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Difficult Conversations

Difficult Conversations

“What makes a conversation difficult? Anticipation of all the bad things that can happen during or after it. What’s the antidote? Practice, Practice, Practice. In this week’s blog we share how you can set yourself up for confidence and emotional mastery in the difficult conversation you are dreading.

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Recognition Boosts Productivity – When You Do It Right!

Recognition Boosts Productivity – When You Do It Right!

For Elton John, “sorry” may be the hardest word to say. Traditionally for managers, “well done” or a timely “you rock” appear to be higher up the ‘hardest words’ list. This week we unpack why praise and recognition matter (hint: it’s a craving we want to satisfy regularly) and how to do it to create the biggest impact. Read on to raise your feedback game.

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Do your team members know what great performance looks like?

Do your team members know what great performance looks like?

When you have an underperformer on your team, it points back to your management. You need to make your expectations clearer. In this week’s blog we share how you can find out for sure whether your team members can answer the first of last week’s 12 questions great managers ask: Do you know what is expected from you at work?

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Edgy conversations

Edgy conversations

“I don’t know how to give feedback” keeps coming up in my individual and group coaching. Shying away from giving feedback is about the fear of damaging a relationship, or demotivating an employee. In short, changing a relationship for the worse, not the better. And I wonder if, like me …

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