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Jaap de Jonge
Editor, Netherlands
As a manager, you are trying to improve the performance of your team members. And so you should. It's quite common to think that giving your employees critical yet constructive feedback on their weaknesses is valuable to them and to their employer. And indeed for a simple, factual task this actually works. But science is teaching us that such thinking is actually wrong if we are talking about complex stuff like strategic thinking, managing, decision-making, leading, conducting job interviews, planning, marketing, selling, purchasing, negotiating, coaching, assertiveness, etc. In an article worth reading, Buckingham and Goodall explain there are 3 reasons why telling people what we think of their performance and how they should do it better does not work for complex jobs, tasks or skills: Telling people what we think of their performance and how they should improve it does not enable, but actually hinders them to learn and grow. Because we are poor at objectively observing and (...) Read more? Sign up for free

  Dr. Sapna Dadwal
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Recognition & Motivation of Employees

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  Jeff Washburn
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Coué's Law: Imagination Wins over Willpower

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  Tom Wilson
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Catch Them Doing Something Right

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  Charles P. Keith
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Time for Applied Behavioral Science: DCOM

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  Johan Billow
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Difference Between Improve and Correct

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  Jaap de Jonge
Editor, Netherlands
 

Correcting a la Buckingham and Goodall

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  Riphagen
Financial Consultant, Netherlands
 

Recommendations in Relation to Performance Management System

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  Jeff Washburn
Strategy Consultant, United States
 

How do you let a person find out what s/he can do best?

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  Charles P. Keith
Management Consultant, United States
 

Be Careful of Mis-alignment in the Search

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  srinivas
Lecturer, India
 

Inner Being ⇨ Focus ⇨ Performance

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  Jeff Washburn
Strategy Consultant, United States
 

Complex and Ambiguous Circumstances

@Charles P. Keith: You describe some of the variab (...)

  Maurice Hogarth
Consultant, United Kingdom
 

Itemised Response for Self Feedback

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  DC Blosser
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