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Category/Topic: Feedback


By Tom Davidson

You might have heard it said that if you’re not making mistakes, you’re probably not trying hard enough, and it’s one of my favorite, difficult topics in leadership! Before we explore this any further, let me be clear that the kinds of errors that I’m addressing are not the kinds of mistakes that literally put […]

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By Tom Davidson

When you’re an individual contributor, you measure your results by sales, acres, widgets and reports, but when you’re a leader, you measure your results by feedback. This was on my mind as I cut, split and piled firewood last weekend. I had felled the dead trees months before, and they had been collecting fungus and […]

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By Tom Davidson

It’s often said that “feedback is a gift,” but this is sometimes stated with a degree of sarcasm in its attempt to reframe what often feels like a negative into a positive. While much has been written about how to give feedback, it often focuses on providing negative or constructive feedback on someone’s performance. This […]

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By Tom Davidson

Q. What’s the best way to give feedback without getting splash back? A. Certainly one of the most uncomfortable yet most important part of a manager’s job, there’s no one-size-fits-all answer, but there are some key principles you need to know, practice and weave together for each individual case. Here are my top three, context, […]

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