We must start with the basic definitions of constructive and destructive criticism. Constructive criticism is the process of offering valid and well-reasoned opinions about the work of others, usually involving both positive and negative comments, in a friendly manner rather than an oppositional one. The purpose of ‘constructive criticism is to improve the outcome. Destructive
Over the last month, I have had the pleasure of listening, discussing and hopefully helping a new manager. We discussed how – he and others set expectations. Shared ideas of how to make those expectations a reality for the team. Spent time on how to insure that the team can be able to track their
I have spent years training “new” managers. Many of the folks were managers and just wanted to get some refresher training that would light the spark again. I usually started out the training with understanding who and why the trainees are in the session. Most of them were the ace-doer for their organization and taking
Ever do an online search on employee engagement? I have and you get 2.4+M hits on Bing; 10.2 M on Google. Move that search to employee attrition and the hits drop drastically – .24M on Bing and 1.38M on Google. Makes us all think of that old line that people do not leave companies, but leave their managers.
I have been a boss for quite some time. I always wanted to know exactly what my team thought about me… Was I a good boss? I was consulting a client and he was asking the same question. I thought why not help out. It could be fun… Where I worked for most of my