Monthly Archives: January 2015

Giving Feedback … (Part Two)

If you are the director or supervisor of an organization, undoubtedly you have had to address numerous performance issues. This post continues the topic, Giving Feedback. As you navigate one of the most stressful parts of a supervisor’s job, I hope it will be helpful to you. I address some of the potential pitfalls and some of the successful techniques, and encourage you to start practicing. If you have a tried-and-true strategy for addressing concerns, continue to use it! But, if you are the supervisor who would rather let things go, and hope for the best – instead of confronting a performance issue – then read on, begin with small steps, and try it this way.

Once you begin to address concerns in a timely fashion; once you have a template for shaping your words and conversations; and, once you meet with satisfaction and turn a performance issue around by giving feedback, you will be empowered. It gets easier each time you do it. You still have to prepare, but your delivery becomes more confident, and the results more successful. Continue reading

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