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Try This One Phrase to Make Feedback 40% More Effective

Try This One Phrase to Make Feedback 40% More Effective | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it

Employees deserve feedback. So we give it--sometimes with great results, sometimes not so much.

But there's one phrase you can use that will instantly improve the impact of the feedback you give--whether the actual feedback is positive or negative.

The following comes from Daniel Coyle, author of The Talent Code (one of the few books I actually give to friends) and The Little Book of Talent (a book I've written about before) and ablog about performance improvement that belongs on your must-read list.


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It is also important to make any feedback about how to improve not a perceived failings.

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Tracee Orman's curator insight, March 30, 2014 9:58 AM

Writing this one phrase on students' papers boosted student performance by 40%. So simple...

Elizabeth Bowden's curator insight, April 2, 2014 10:01 AM

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I'm giving you these comments because I have very high expectations and I know that you can reach them.

That's it: just 19 words. But those words are powerful because they are not really feedback. They're a signal that creates something more powerful: a sense of belonging and connection.

Looking closer, the phrase contains several distinct signals:

1)    You are part of this group.

2)    This group is special; we have higher standards here.

3)    I believe you can reach those standards."

U-M Human Resource Development's curator insight, April 11, 2014 4:04 PM

Everyday leaders can achieve extraordinary results by being attentive! Great article!

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The Power Of Mindful Leadership

The Power Of Mindful Leadership | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
You'll worry less about day-to-day problems and focus on what is most important. As you become more mindful, you will be a more effective, successful and fulfilled leader. That's worth twenty minutes a day, isn't it?

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As you become more mindful, you will be a more effective, successful and fulfilled leader.

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The Shockingly Simple Secret Behind Employee Motivation

The Shockingly Simple Secret Behind Employee Motivation | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it

Here's the central law of employee motivation, of coaxing a great performance from your employees, day after day: Employees who are selected, oriented, and reinforced properly, and who are surrounded by peers of the same caliber, will thrive when given significant autonomy. Otherwise, they'll wither.

 

There are dozens of studies to support this, inside and outside of business life.

The case for autonomy: just look in the mirror.


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Autonomy and flexibility are vitally important.

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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, July 21, 8:25 PM

The secret of coaxing great employee performance is just one sentence long.

Ian Berry's curator insight, July 21, 9:04 PM

Agree with the premise As Daniel Pink has proven autonomy, mastery and purpose are the key intrinsic motivators of us all

Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, July 22, 9:07 AM

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My Dinner with Bono | Marshall Goldsmith Personal Blog

My Dinner with Bono | Marshall Goldsmith Personal Blog | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
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Who is the “you” that you want to become? Have you defined yourself in a way that limits your own potential?

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How to Boldly Face Your Fear of Criticism

How to Boldly Face Your Fear of Criticism | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it

Many of my clients deal with a fear of criticism. I see it in several aspects of their lives. At work, people fear criticism from their managers and colleagues, so they keep quiet and don't share their opinions. They play it safe. At home, people fear that they'll be criticized by their spouse or partner, so they don't speak their mind. They back down when they sense conflict. In friendships, people often don't have boundaries because they fear that establishing them would lead to criticism or that they would be viewed as selfish.

 

Whatever the setting, it's this fear that keeps people stuck. For example, by not speaking up and not sharing your ideas, you'll never advance. People won't know your thoughts and will have no reason to recognize your worth and promote you.


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The Clear Thinking Partnership's curator insight, July 1, 5:27 AM

This continues to be a tricky area of performance for so many leaders.........

Michael Anderson's curator insight, July 1, 6:57 AM

A very positive article. Well worth reading.

Edwin Abdiel Rodz's curator insight, July 9, 2:13 PM

We all go through the fear of criticism.  Be it about your business, video or even your talent in general.  Fear in itself is a very paralyzing thing, but when it reaches the topic that will source your future it tends to be taking even more seriously than it really is. 


There's this phrase that really calmed me down when I launched my first android app and started receiving negative ratings (not even many... just 2 out of 50).  "Don't sweat it; you have knowledge now".  

Knowledge is the antidote of fear after all.  Criticism shouldn't become a fear because it's actual knowledge of something that could be modified.  


Here are a few tips of how to handle criticism correctly.    There's never any reason to be scared of criticism.


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What Successful People Know that You Need to Learn! | Marshall Goldsmith Personal Blog

What Successful People Know that You Need to Learn! | Marshall Goldsmith Personal Blog | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
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We do not get better, we do not change our behaviour, and we do not become successful without having structure. Yet, most people don’t as having and utilizing structure can be a challenge..

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If They Won’t Change, You’d Better Move on! | Marshall Goldsmith Personal Blog

If They Won’t Change, You’d Better Move on! | Marshall Goldsmith Personal Blog | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
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Saying that you want to change or improve is different from a commitment to change.

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Five Idea-Related Leadership Mistakes You Can't Afford To Make

Five Idea-Related Leadership Mistakes You Can't Afford To Make | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
Virtually all leaders say they champion the development of new ideas. But do your actions as a leader consciously encourage the creation of new ideas - or unconsciously suppress them?

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The best leaders recognize that the best ideas come from smart insightful people.

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Joe Boutte's curator insight, June 15, 6:25 AM

Everyday leadership includes making everyday mistakes. The key to leadership is learning from the mistakes and not repeating the mistakes.  Victor Lipman describes five leadership mistakes we can't afford to make in this short article from Forbes Magazine.

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Senior leadership 'character' impacts on bottom line, research finds - HRmagazine.co.uk

Senior leadership 'character' impacts on bottom line, research finds - HRmagazine.co.uk | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it

HRmagazine.co.uk Senior leadership 'character' impacts on bottom line, research finds HRmagazine.co.uk In the study of more than 100 CEOs and senior teams in US companies, organisations where senior leaders were perceived by employees to have a...


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Research found a clear link between those leaders with higher scores on four universal moral principles: integrity, responsibility, forgiveness and compassion.(termed “virtuous CEOs” in the study) and higher business performance.

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Heliotropic Leadership | Harry Cohen | TEDxElonUniversity - YouTube

Harry Cohen explores what he refers to as heliotropic leadership. An intentional practice that emphasis the benefits of compassion, gratitude, and forgivenes...
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Interesting talk on how to be a more compassionate leader.  How often do you stop to reflect how others may be feeling at the end of a meeting?

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Try Coaching Instead Of Managing When Employees Bring You Problems

Try Coaching Instead Of Managing When Employees Bring You Problems | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
We’ve all had the situation when an employee walks into our office with a problem they want us to solve (or dozens of problems they want solved). Maybe they walk into our office and say, “I need your help boss, that other division won’t respond to my emails about giving [...]

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There’s a lot to be gained by trying a little coaching vs. managing.

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What motivates us at work? More than money

What motivates us at work? More than money | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
When you look carefully at the way people work, there’s a lot more at play -- and at stake -- than money. Take a look at 7 studies by the likes of behavioral economist Dan Ariely and psychologist A...
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Money is rarely the answer - we are also driven by the meaningfulness of our work, by others’ acknowledgement — and by the amount of effort we’ve put in: the harder the task is, the prouder we are..

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The #1 Joy Killer and How to Avoid It | Marshall Goldsmith Personal Blog

The #1 Joy Killer and How to Avoid It | Marshall Goldsmith Personal Blog | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
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It can feel good to be busy, but when things get out of balance and we begin to feel out of control it kills our happiness and engagement.

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Report: What Separates Great Managers From the Rest

Report: What Separates Great Managers From the Rest | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
What Companies Can Do to Hire and Develop More Great Managers:

Create a holistic, talent-based human capital strategy. Talent is the strongest predictor of performance in any role. Smart businesses place talent at the core of their human capital strategy, weaving it into every aspect of how they align, attract, recruit, assess, hire, onboard and develop managers. These companies clearly understand what success looks like in every manager role and strategically think about how each hire fits into their short- and long-term objectives.

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A manager who is manager is open and approachable, helps employees set work priorities and goals are engaged and focuses on their strengths or positive characteristics will develop a more  engaged team.

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David Hain's curator insight, May 14, 5:37 AM

Gallup, explaining why people join organisations and leave managers...

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A Critical Team Building Mistake to Avoid At All Costs

A Critical Team Building Mistake to Avoid At All Costs | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
This post explores the misconception that a team which has frustration needs team building. The author encourages readers to get to the root cause.

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Don’t try to motivate your way out of a mess. Fix the mess.

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Proof that you should get a life

Proof that you should get a life | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it

Study: Working very long hours around 70 hours a week? It's probably a waste of time...by about 14 hours


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Working long hours is just not worth it, but being effective in the hours that you do work is a lot smarter.

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How Great Leaders Build Trust And Increase Employee Engagement

How Great Leaders Build Trust And Increase Employee Engagement | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
Great leaders use these three powerful tools to boost employee engagement, build trust and increase ROI. Learn them now!

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An organisation that continuously activates the reward network(physical pleasure (safety), cooperating (belonging), having a good reputation (mattering), being treated fairly (trust), giving to charity) is more productive and effective

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“I’ll Be Happy When ___________.” | Marshall Goldsmith Personal Blog

“I’ll Be Happy When ___________.” | Marshall Goldsmith Personal Blog | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
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 The solution is to detach from the goal, to let go of the end result and focus on the effort and the process rather than achieving the goal.

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Five Steps to Integrating Coaching into your Talent Management Strategy

Five Steps to Integrating Coaching into your Talent Management Strategy | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it

Now more than ever, there is a great opportunity to bring coaching into organizations. According to Gallup’s study on the global workplace, only 13% of employees worldwide are engaged at work or are psychologically committed to their jobs and likely to be making positive contributions to their organizations. Therefore, 63% are "not engaged." If this is the case, then why not integrate coaching into your talent management strategy, not only to increase employee engagement, but to achieve other talent development goals such as developing certain competencies like problem-solving, strategic thinking or filling your talent pipeline with ready-now talent for upward or lateral assignments?

In order to integrate coaching into your talent management strategy, Renee Robertson recommends the following five steps should be taken.


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By engaging in coaching, you’re making a decision to replace mediocrity with high-performance.

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David Hain's curator insight, June 16, 9:38 AM

Good sense in this piece about how to make coaching a way of life - remember, it's a philosophy before it's a technique!

Ian Berry's curator insight, June 17, 6:57 PM

Like David Hain's insight that it's a philosophy before a technique

 

Like the Wikipedia bit too "includes conversations of deep engagement" This requires a great commitment from everyone involved

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7 Quick Ways to Connect With Anybody

7 Quick Ways to Connect With Anybody | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it

If you're introverted (like me), you may find it difficult to connect with people at social gatherings. If you're extroverted, you face a different challenge--your outgoing personality may run roughshod over people you'd like to know better.

Not to worry. There's help for all of us.

At the Reader's Legacy awards last weekend, I had the opportunity to meet with Larry Benet, who is the co-founder of SANG Events, which feature speakers like Tony Hsieh, Tony Robbins, and Jack Canfield.


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Some helpful questions for networking events.

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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, June 14, 6:46 PM

Grow your business (and enrich your life experience) with these seven simple questions that move conversations from chitchat into relationship building.

Lisa Gorman's curator insight, June 15, 9:35 PM

This article has inspired mynext 'Communication Blues & Clues' blog post which be arriving tomorrow about the importance of how we structure our QUESTIONS... there are some EXCELLENT questions here  by Larry Benet - I can recommend this very quick read for those who get stuck on what questions to ask others in networking situations!

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A Matter of Trust - Huffington Post

A Matter of Trust - Huffington Post | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it

Your customers are smarter and more vocal than ever. They will find out and let others know if they can or can't trust you. Most important, they will reward your trustworthiness with their loyalty.


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The Real Harm of Goal Obsession! | Marshall Goldsmith Personal Blog

The Real Harm of Goal Obsession! | Marshall Goldsmith Personal Blog | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
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What are the most important values in your life and are they reflected in the way you spend your time?

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If They Don’t Care, Don’t Waste Your Time! | Marshall Goldsmith Personal Blog

If They Don’t Care, Don’t Waste Your Time! | Marshall Goldsmith Personal Blog | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
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Coaching is most successful when applied to people who want to improve — not when applied to people who have no interest in changing.

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What Is the Greatest Challenge Leaders Face? | Marshall Goldsmith Personal Blog

What Is the Greatest Challenge Leaders Face? | Marshall Goldsmith Personal Blog | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
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The next time your start feeling ‘smart,’ ‘qualified,’ or ‘wise,’ remember this warning - Get over yourself!!!

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7 Helpful Steps for Improving Your Personal Brand

7 Helpful Steps for Improving Your Personal Brand | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it
You can really build up your reputation if you just take the time to focus on your personal brand. Check out these tips to get you started.
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Some useful thoughts on building your personal brand.

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Leaders Who Can Read Collective Emotions Are More Effective -- INSEAD

Leaders Who Can Read Collective Emotions Are More Effective -- INSEAD | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it

emotional intelligence, which evaluates how well individuals perceive and deal with affectively charged interpersonal situations. But there are situations in which leaders have to deal with the emotions of large groups of people, not just those of one or a few individuals and most managers don’t have time to operate on a one-on-one basis all the time. Understanding the collective can help leaders respond effectively to the group as a whole. This happens in situations such as dealing with the collective anxiety of executives facing the news of corporate restructuring; or public authorities dealing with the collective anger of large groups of people in the streets; or politicians seeking to inspire large groups of people to win an election. Those with the skill to pick up on the subtle emotional cues of the collective can adapt accordingly and, according to our research, earn more respect as a result. So how can this ability to see the forest for the trees be applied by leaders?


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Dorothy Retha Cook's curator insight, May 17, 1:34 PM

TO GOD BE GLORY FOR ALL THINGS! FOR THE GREAT THING ABOUT GOD HE IS NOT MOVED BY EMOTIONS AND NEITHER ARE HIS BLESSING PROVIDED OR NOT BECAUSE OF THE SAME, BUT WE READ ABOUT THE GREAT PHAROAH IN THE BIBLE AND HOW GOD HAS A WAY OF DEALING WITH THE INTERPERSONAL SITUATIONS AND CIRCUMSTANCES OF THOSE HE LOVE AND IT WAS UP TO THEM WHAT THEY CHOSE TO DO WITH WHAT HE BLESSED THEM WITH EMOTIONAL AS IT WAS AND THE SAME GOES FOR US TODAY. EVEN AFTER PHAROAH LET GOD PEOPLE GO, HE TOOK ADVICE AND LISTENED TO A PERSON THAT WAS LOOKING OUT FOR HIMSELF AND WAS NOT CONCERNED ABOUT PHAROAH AND ALL HE HAD LOST AND BEEN THRU BECAUSE HE REFUSED TO OBEY GOD AND LET GOD'S PEOPLE GO. THE MAN WHISPERING THE WHAT YOU GONNA DO NOW HAD NO EMOTION OR CARE BUT FOR HIMSELF AS WHEN PHAROAH FREED THE ISREALITES IT WAS A GREAT LOSS IN SLAVE LABOR, DOLLARS AND ALL THAT FOR THAT MAN TO AND HE WAS NOT GOING TO HAVE THAT AT ALL! BUT WHAT PRICE DID PHAROAH PAY FOR TAKING ADVICE FROM A VOICE OF A MAN THAT COULD CARE LESS. HE RESENDED HIS WORD AND SENT HIS OFFICERS TO BRING THE ISREALITES BACK INTO  CAPTIVES AGAIN AS SLAVES AFTER HE FREED THEM. IN THE PROCESS OF DOING SO ALL THE OFFICERS  THE GREAT PHAROAH SENT OUT DIED IN BATTLE SO TO SPEAK. THAT IS WHY OBEDIENCE TO GOD IS IMPORTANT! THE ONES THAT LEADERS LEAD AND KNOW THEY ARE NOT SUPPOSE TO AND ITS ONLY ABOUT THE DOLLAR AND THEY COULD CARE LESS NOW THAT TAKES NO EMOTIONS AND EVEN JESUS SHOWED EMOTION TRUE HE NEVER SAID A MUMBLING WORD DURING HIS LEADERSHIP PROCESS OF GIVING HIS LIFE BECAUSE NO MN TOOK IT BUT WE OFTEN FORGET THE JESUS WEPT! HE CRIED FOR NO WRONG HE HAD DONE BUT BECAUSE HE TOOK ALL OF OURS AND PLACED IT UPON HIMSELF VOLUNTARILY BECAUSE HE DID NOT HAVE TO BUT CHOSE TO DO SO IN OBEDIENCE TO GOD NOW THATS LEADERSHIP WITH EMOTION THAT RESOLVED THE GREATEST PROBLEM THERE EVER WILL BE.  THANK YOU JESUS!

Eloquens's curator insight, May 17, 4:37 PM

How does your emotional intelligence help you to implement your strategy?

Miguel Herrera E.'s curator insight, May 18, 8:56 AM

"Los Lideres detectan y re orientan las Emociones colectivas, percibiendo las actitudes de miembros Emergentes de grandes Grupos, quienes tienen Actitudes Significativas, Consistentes y Poderosas, que muestran su Influencia hacia la Mayoría y son respetados por ellas"  -MHE-