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Feed forward: Empower your team to help themselves

No doubt, feedback is the most important leadership instrument we have: It helps employees to learn from the past. However, sometimes we don’t need to discuss past behavior, but need input for the future. Continue readingFeed forward: Empower your team to help themselves

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VITAL FEEDBACK CULTURE

Today we close our little series on feedback and explain, why companies with a vital feedback culture are more profitable than others.Continue readingVITAL FEEDBACK CULTURE

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Respect @ work – what it is and what it takes

“All I’m asking is for a little respect”, Aretha Franklin sang, and many employees and leaders would sing along. Surveys show that about half of the employees miss respect at their workplace. At the same time, treating each other with respect is among the most promoted company values, leadership standards, or compliance guidelines. One may wonder: Why does it seem so hard to establish a culture of respect?Continue readingRespect @ work – what it is and what it takes

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APPLY AN EFFECTIVE FEEDBACK TECHNIQUE

We talked about feedback as a gift a few weeks ago. Today, we share a powerful, practical feedback technique which helps to improve your leadership and collaboration effectiveness.Continue readingAPPLY AN EFFECTIVE FEEDBACK TECHNIQUE

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USE THE POWER OF FEEDBACK

Welcome back. Today we start a little series on one of the most important leadership instruments: feedback. Continue readingUSE THE POWER OF FEEDBACK

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Radical Candor

The desire for harmony prevents many leaders from giving critical feedback. This behavior is driven by the belief that criticism is disrespectful. The opposite is true: Beating around the bush or withholding criticism prevents your employees from learning. And that is disrespectful! This companion channel episode provides the concept of radical candor. It helps leaders to build stronger relationships than ever. And we, of course, share the practical steps to live it.Continue readingRadical Candor

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How to deal with bullshit at workspaces

This companion channel episode is all about dealing with bullshit at work. How do you recognize, voice and prevent bullshit? Continue readingHow to deal with bullshit at workspaces

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The annual performance review for your employees: Time well-invested!

Annual performance reviews are often seen as a necessary evil that is usually squeezed into the tight end of the year schedules of managers and employees. In this week’s post we illuminate how you can transform these rather unpleasant and unproductive meetings into fruitful learning experiences. Continue readingThe annual performance review for your employees: Time well-invested!

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Dear leaders, stop talking – cake is for everyone!

This companion channel episode is all about leadership communication in daily business. Do you know the situation when several people want to say something, and everyone is “fighting” to finally get the word? When leaders talk without full stops and commas and without an end? In meetings, in 1:1 conversation, in briefings in project reviews or even when your boss takes a deep breath and starts talking again? We react annoyed! An enjoyable conversation? No chance at all! For those of you who are willing to critically review their communication habits we introduce a simple but powerful method – the “speech cake”.

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We talk straight!

Talking straight with colleagues, employees and your boss in daily life can be quite a challenge – although we all have been to the feedback seminar, right? Today, we want to showcase how we approached this both sensitive and critical for success topic in a hands-on way with our client the Brüning I Group.Continue readingWe talk straight!