Give Feedback Often


Surprises are for birthday parties.

Don’t make the performance appraisal a surprise for anyone. Feedback needs to happen all year and that means both positive, reinforcing feedback, and constructive feedback for change.

Early in my career as a manager my director once said to me, “The only time your people hear from you is when they do something wrong.” Ouch. I never forgot it. I now praise as much as I offer critique.

How you say something is as important as what you say.



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Christie Ward, CSP, provides employee training and executive coaching to individuals and teams who want to up their game. Christie’s professional development programs get proven results.