Remember The Specific Positive Feedback

When asked, about 50% of leaders find it easier to provide positive feedback, while about 50% find course corrections easier.  Regardless of preference, remembering to give positive feedback and do it with specific reference to the behavior, skill, talent, or effort demonstrated is worth more than can be imagined.

For example: “thank you for anticipating our client’s needs — it allowed us to be proactive, making an enormous difference in their overall impression of our project efforts.”  A small comment like this will encourage direct reports to seek similar opportunities in the future.

Giving specific positive feedback allows direct reports to know what leaders find favorable, and empowers them to act confidently and successfully in the future.

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