Last week we began a series of Tuesday Readings on the subject of feedback: Feedback in the workplace is the sharing of information between co-workers about the impact that their behavior is having on the team’s results, its processes, and/or its relationships. It can be positive in the form of affirmation of specific good work a co-worker is doing. Or, it can be in the form of correction needed in specific aspects of the work being done.
“We all live in the world with only the vaguest notion of our impact, and sometimes that matters. Clearly, when we’re effective or helpful, we ought to know it. And when our actions are working against us or others, we ought to know that too. Given how most of us put our heads down and barrel through, sometimes it falls on another person to let us in on what everyone else knows and we probably don’t. So, feedback is a good thing, when it is done right. … Make it specific, behavioral, non-judgmental, and about things people can control.”
The Tuesday Reading today is 7 Ways You’re Unconsciously Undermining Yourself. The essay was written by Gwen Moran for FastCompany.com. Moran writes about business, money and assorted other topics for leading publications and web sites. She is co-author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Business Plans.
Today’s Tuesday Reading is “To Get Honest Feedback, Leaders Need to Ask”, as essay from the pens of Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner which appeared on the HBR Blog Network. Kouzes and Posner are coauthors of The Leadership Challenge: How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations. Both are at Santa Clara University where Posner is Acolti Professor of Leadership and Kouzes is Executive Fellow of Leadership at the Leavey School of Business.
Today’s Tuesday Reading, “How to Communicate Effectively at Work” first appeared two years ago as a nine picture slide deck embedded in a Forbes’ article that reports on Karen Friedman’s book Shut Up And Say Something: Business Communication Strategies to Overcome Challenges and Influence Listeners. The
Today’s Tuesday Reading turns to the subject of confidence by considering Professor Rosabeth Moss Kanter’s essay “Overcome the Eight Barriers to Confidence”. Professor Kanter is Ernest L. Arbuckle Professor at the Harvard Business School and the author of Confidence: How Winning Streaks and Losing Streaks Begin and End.
Today's Tuesday Reading is How to Ask Better Questions. The essay's author is Judity Ross, a contributing writer and columnist for Talking Writing, an online literary magazine.
Several people have asked me recently - how do you know you are coaching and not just having a conversation or giving someone advice?
So I thought I'd share this list of Coaching Indicators. Enjoy!
The Tuesday Reading for this week is “The Best Way for New Leaders to Build Trust,” as essay by Jim Dougherty. Dougherty is a veteran software CEO and entrepreneur and now is a senior lecturer at MIT’s Sloan School of Management. In the essay, he relates some of his experiences as CEO of Intralinks, an internet services company that provides secure web based electronic deal rooms.
Today’s Tuesday Reading, “6 Management Lessons from Visionary Women Leaders,” is from the pen of Lydia Dishman, a business journalist covering innovation, entrepreneurship and style, and appeared recently in FastCompany.