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As a leader, giving effective feedback is your job. Constructive suggestions can help your direct reports and colleagues succeed. But feedback is often difficult — for both the giver and the recipient.
So, how do you do it? Are you formulaic and by-the-book, or do you wing it? Is it time for straight talk or do you find yourself dancing around the issues? Do you take a clinical approach, or are you personally invested?
Whatever your style or your company’s system, chances are that performance reviews are less-than-satisfying events for you and your direct reports. But learning how to give effective feedback can make the difference between a meaningless (or disastrous) review and a constructive conversation.
Feedback is one of the most important elements of successful performance reviews because it engages the employee in the conversation and puts the spotlight on key issues. In fact, we believe giving effective feedback is the key to improving your talent development.
If you understand the different types of feedback, and which one is most effective to start with, giving feedback will feel easier, and your reviews will improve.
With our widely recognized SBI feedback model, you can clarify the situation, describe the specific behavior, and explain the impact of that behavior — and motivate the recipient to take actions that improve performance.
Give your leaders a simple, powerful, and effective feedback model that enables them to give and receive focused, productive feedback:
Start a practice of leaders giving direct, honest, and timely feedback at your organization by equipping your team with the skills for giving effective feedback. We can deliver our world-class, research-backed effective feedback content to them — or you can.
We can equip your facilitators to deliver a workshop or internal training on giving effective feedback either online or in person, whichever you prefer:
Or, we can incorporate effective feedback skills as part of a larger leadership development initiative for your organization:
Organizations who have partnered with us to upskill their people’s effective feedback skills consistently tell us the same thing: their experience with CCL made a significant impact on their culture — and their bottom line.
But don’t just take our word for it — take theirs.
“I learned a great deal about the way I think about myself and the reasons for my thinking. I’m able to give feedback in a more constructive manner and to work better as part of a team. Knowing more about myself — compared with the way other people see me — is making me a well-rounded person and better equipped to lead.”
De Beers Group
Our experts are here to help. Let’s have a conversation about giving effective feedback at your organization and how our effective feedback content could help support your development initiatives.
Package our research-backed effective feedback content with other proven leadership development topics and solutions for a customized, scalable solution perfect for your organization’s unique needs, context, and culture. Related topics include: