Who would dispute the idea that feedback is a good thing? Both common sense and research make it clear: Formative assessment, consisting of lots of feedback and opportunities to use that feedback, enhances performance and achievement.
"Have you ever had the experience that you are talking with someone and begin to feel angry, or frustrated, or perhaps tired or even elated, and yet, there is no reason ‘within you’ for those feelings to be present? If you have, then it is more than likely you have experienced a phenomenon referred to in coaching (and various therapies) as counter-transference."
From a training professional's point of view, I thought I would share with you a summary of some meta-research over the 10 years between 2001 and 2011, describing the circumstances under which 360 feedback is most likely to bring about behaviour change across a whole organisation, not just for the individuals in it.
The research shows that the key factors that need to be present are: Acceptance, Accountability and Census participation (that is, participation of all leaders and managers). Here’s a summary:
"Photographs are such a joy, and I don’t know about you, but I’m much more focused on taking photographs now that cameras and phones have evolved to make taking photos so much easier. I used to begrudge the time that I spent on photos, but now I realize the role they can play in happiness". By GRETCHEN RUBIN
"When I strip away all the media hype [around Valentine's Day] , I like the idea of taking time to intentionally focus on the love in our lives. To stop and appreciate the simple as well as the profound. How can we do this with images?"
Ariana Amorim's insight:
In this post you'll find a simple and effective idea to show someone appreciation using visual tools.
You may have heard it said 'Stories Sell'. It's true. We really connect to a good story and it's a proven marketing and sales tactic. (...) However, I'm not writing about new 'tactics' here. I want to write about something much more authentic and personal than the latest proven business building gimmick.
And what's this got to do with coaching? Well you can be the best coach in the world but if you can't sell your services, you simply don't have a business.
Here are the five reasons your coaching business needs YOUR story and these are also the five ways you can build your business authentically and easily.
Ariana Amorim's insight:
Very interesting article, with some valid and inspiring points.
"I see plenty of examples of magical thinking by leaders every day about those who report to them. Uncovering this kind of thinking requires some reflection because it’s often below the surface.
Magical thoughts create ineffective action. They sap your energy. Letting go of them allows you to be able to use that energy for things that are more positive, realistic, and productive. You can uncover your magical thoughts by considering the things that frustrate or irritate you as a leader.
Here are some of the magical thoughts I’ve noticed from leaders, and some ideas on remedying them"
The Little Prince is not alone to suffer that horrible fate: the designation of "children's book" where it's anything but, where it is actually far more worthy of an adult designation than many a so-called "adult" work. Leaving such books to childhood is a mistake of the worst kind. Fail to re-read them from a more mature standpoint and you're almost guaranteed to miss what they're all about.
Being likeable will help you in your job, business, relationships, and life. I interviewed dozens of successful business leaders for my last book, to determine what made them so likeable and their companies so successful.