When it comes to developing people, feedback is an obligation, not an option. Yet far too many managers act as though feedback is optional. Unfortunately, few of us (if any) learn skills on our own. We need coaching, direction and opportunities to try, fail and try again. We also need positive reinforcement to keep us focused and motivated. And sometimes, we need someone to tell us where we are going wrong. Here are 15 critical strategies to guide you in offering constructive feedback.
It’s amazing how a handful of words, when read or heard at just the right time, can resonate so deeply with us. We asked the Clear Concept team for their favourite leadership quotes and why they speak to us. Here are our favourites.
Summer means longer days but for most of us, that doesn’t mean we want to spend more time at the office. Here are our tips for making the most of your day at work, so you can get out sooner and soak up more of our precious summer.
Deciding on the magic number of participants for a seminar, meeting or team can be a bit of a mystery. Of course, the ideal number depends on what you are trying to accomplish. Here, we share our recommendations to help you achieve the best results.
Delegating can lead to a number of different outcomes. Sometimes, everything runs perfectly according to plan and we feel like terrific managers. But other times, delegating leads to one disaster after another and we are left wondering what went wrong. Unfortunately, few managers are ever given a clear road map on what leads to delegating success. Until now. Here are 12 ways to delegate effectively (almost) every time.
There is a growing trend towards purging paper and managing information electronically. Are you ready to go paperless (or at least paper light?) Here are our suggestions for purging, scanning, storing and retrieving digital information.
Many years ago, I did not consider myself to be a project manager. Throughout my career, I have thought of myself as an entrepreneur; a [...]
Some of us spend far too much time in meetings. I’m not talking about the absolutely critical meetings. I’m talking about the fringe meetings that [...]
As I pulled into the client parking lot (a little pressed for time) I was mentally reviewing the packed day ahead of me. First a [...]