Top Tips for Offering Feedback in the Workplace

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Bestselling author and CEO of Executive Leadership Consulting, Sonya Shelton, breaks down her top tips for giving feedback in the workplace.

Sonya Shelton, CEO of Executive Leadership Consulting

Sonya Shelton, CEO of Executive Leadership Consulting

Feedback gives employees the information they are looking for and improves the company’s success. It’s a win, win.

Offering employee feedback isn’t always fun; however there can be benefits to giving employees honest feedback regarding their career performance. Sonya Shelton has coached CEO’s on the power of feedback in the workplace and is now offering her top tips for successful feedback. As the CEO of Executive Leadership Consulting (ELC) Shelton works to help align organizations and help executives communicate effectively to improve success. Offering feedback is an important skill for executives to master.

“I hear employees saying all the time they wish they could have more feedback regarding their performance, outside of the yearly review,” said Shelton. “Feedback gives employees the information they are looking for and improves the company’s success. It’s a win, win.”

  • Be clear. Making comments that are unclear or hard to interpret won’t be helpful. Don’t leave the respondent confused, make your statements easy to understand.
  • Feedback isn’t a punishment. Although in a moment of frustration you may feel the need to punish an employee with feedback, it will probably not be well received. Staying calm will get the best results.
  • Be direct. Giving someone direct feedback without skirting around the issues can be the hardest and most awkward – and that’s why many bosses don’t do it. Direct feedback can actually increase employee engagement and improve performance.

According to Shelton, giving feedback and promoting a culture of communication will help organizations get the best results from their employees.

For more information or to purchase a copy of Sonya Shelton’s bestselling book “You’re an Executive, But Are You a Leader?” Please visit http://executiveleader.com/resources/books/

About Executive Leadership Consulting:
Sonya Shelton, CEO and founder of Executive Leadership Consulting, is the author of the #1 Amazon bestselling book “You’re an Executive, But Are You a Leader?” As an international speaker and consultant, she shows managers and executives how to increase their leadership effectiveness so they can boost their professional and business results.

Executive Leadership Consulting offers workshops and coaching programs designed to develop leadership capability at all levels of the organization. Shelton designed the programs at Executive Leadership Consulting based on her more than 25 years experience as a leader in a variety of companies and industries, including the high-paced fields of publishing, advertising, and entertainment. She has worked as an executive coach and consultant with companies around the world from start-ups to Fortune 100 corporations, including Disney, Nestlé, and Microsoft.

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