Friday, March 23, 2007

accept and grow...deny and plateau

it is positively given for a reason - to encourage people to repeat their actions.
it is constructively given for a reason - to make people better.

If you are in that leadership role - you must acknowledge and understand that people WANT to be lead...24/7. They want others to make them better instead of looking for it themselves. So, do not be stingy with the ONE thing that is necessary for growth and development.
FEEDBACK

• If you think you give plenty already - give more.
• If you think you give ample feedback but are not seeing results - ensure it is not too general to be of any use.
• If you fear and avoid difficult conversations - you are in the wrong role.
If you are an introverts - you must become an extrovert.
• If you know what people want, but don't know how to tell them exactly how to achieve it - educate yourself to learn how to teach it.
If you find yourself so darn busy and you just don't get around to talking with those that you are leading - you better find time or else you will continue to run around and wonder why nothing has progressed and changed over time.

Remember, unlike giving a raise, feedback is something you can give and provide with very little effort and cost.

LIKEWISE

If you are in that coachable role - you must acknowledge and understand that people WANT you be successful...24/7. They want you to be better than what they were at the same stage. So, do not deny the ONE thing that is necessary for your growth and development.

FEEDBACK

• If you think you accept plenty already - accept more.
• If you think you ask for feedback but are not grasping a concept - seek the specifics.
• If you think you fight it and have excuses when it is given - you are not understanding why it is being given.
• If you know you need to hear it, but don't know how to implement it and how to achieve it - ask the person that is delivering it.

Remember, unlike getting a raise, feedback is something that makes you better as a person in all aspects of your life and not just finacially.
hard work and good ideas get you started...
and feedback keeps you going -- and growing

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