As a leader, why do we give feedback? To make someone wrong? To make us look impressive, knowledgeable and experienced? To increase our status? Let’s hope not.
For effective leaders who want to help transform performance in others, it’s about contributing to people’s development: helping to build confidence, stay motivated, be more effective and create better results. And effective leaders do that by spotting excellence, offering perspective, promoting self-awareness and embedding key learning.
To be this effective leader, we need to take a different approach to feedback; one that’s focused on the other person, their thinking and their learning. An approach that supports the individual to achieve their goals and objectives. Essentially, a coaching approach.
So here are 7 steps from the coach’s playbook so you too can give effective feedback that transforms performance and gets you and those around you achieving better results.