It’s that time of year for (gasp!) performance reviews! Whether you are giving the feedback, or receiving it - it is very common to have pain points around this issue. But it doesn’t have to be this way! In today’s episode, I invite the amazing Meredith Bell - author, podcast host, and expert in leader and team communications - to share her wisdom and insight on this complex issue of feedback. We discuss the practical tools you need to start feeling more comfortable with these conversations and begin to look at feedback as a gift - no matter what side of the discussion you’re on!
We dive into:
[4:45] Meredith’s career history and why she made a major career change [7:35] What gave her the courage to shift from a steady teaching career to entrepreneurship [11:15] Why pivoting your career does not mean you’re throwing out all of your corporate skills (and how to flip this belief so you can thrive even more in your new role!) [14:00] The inspiration for Meredith’s books about communication [17:45] What THIS mindset tool has to do with Finding Nemo [23:15] The IMPORTANT mindset you can adopt to help you stay gracious and productive when offering feedback [28:00] Understanding the importance of timing when giving constructive feedback [31:00] How to effectively OWN your feedback so it is impactful and well-received [34:00] What the positive to constructive feedback ratio looks like for high-performing teams - and how to achieve this standard! [38:45] One thing you might be underestimating about your impact as a leader (and how to stop overlooking it!) [42:40] A practical tool to help you set the stage for a difficult feedback conversation [46:15] Some ways to help you accept feedback more graciously [53:00] Meredith’s advice to help you achieve better communication and more independent thinkers in the workplace
Meredith’s books are available on Amazon in paperback or Kindle:
Connect with Your Team
Peer Coaching Made Simple
Listen Like a Pro, free ebook that is excerpt of Listening Chapter, available at: https://growstrongleaders.com/free/
Learn more by staying connected to Meredith Bell here:
Strong for Performance Podcast: https://growstrongleaders.com/podcasts/
Podcast YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1Yqt-i8ehRSj5pEb1VEgSA
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