Can we remember everyone we work with?

Yesterday, an MD of a major FM company told me how difficult they find it to remember not just the names of their ever-growing team, but also their clients and those oh-so-important details about them all: their family, childrens’ names etc where they were going on holiday what they enjoy outside work their specialisms within …

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Useful techniques for giving feedback

Last week I highlighted the main principles of giving feedback, now let’s look at some useful techniques we can use in feedback sessions: Open-ended questioning Use open-ended questions to allow and encourage the person to give more detail and elaborate. Use words like: What? How? Who? Tell me? Avoid closed questions when you are trying …

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How to give tough messages

Providing feedback to staff is always tough, but if it’s constructive, you not only get the message across, but, build a more cohesive and capable team as a result. Constructive feedback is the only way to learn and develop—both personally and professionally. That means, you as Manager, have a responsibility to your staff to help …

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