Do You Provide Feedback?

Survey after survey identifies that, more than anything else, people want feedback. More specifically, they want regular feedback.

In my experience, one of the big challenges facing managers and leaders is a shortage of time. As a result, some things get pushed down the list. Unsurprisingly, more often than not it is the people side of things that gets pushed to the bottom of the pile.

So why is this a big mistake?

  1. Feedback lets people know how they are doing.
  2. Feedback lets people know that, as a leader or manager, you care about others and their success.
  3. Feedback provides the basis for people to get better at doing something.
  4. Feedback acts as a strong motivator for people.
  5. Feedback is the fuel of action and it is action that leads to results.

So how can you get better at providing feedback?

  1. Make the time to do it.
  2. Do it at the time.
  3. Make it specific.
  4. Make it useable. Vague feedback is not useable.
  5. Do it regularly.

The truth is feedback is the greatest source of motivation. So what can you do more of to create feedback?

Duncan Brodie of Goals and Achievements helps accountants and health professionals to achieve success and realize their professional potential through being highly effective leaders and managers. For more information and to sign up for his free audio e-course click here

About the Author Duncan Brodie

Since 2006 I’ve worked with in excess of 8,000 accountants and professionals in workshops, seminars and one to one helping them land their next jobs and become better leaders, presenters and business partners. Before that I spent 25 years in accountancy climbing the career ladder from Payments Clerk to FD. I’m a CIMA Fellow, Certified Professional Coach and Team Coach Facilitator.

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