Giving Feedback: What I learned from puppy training

Jo Ilfeld |Executive Leadership Coach|Giving Feedback: What I learned from puppy training

I have learned that when training a puppy, it is so important to give feedback at the exact moment they do something. Why do I bring this up? Because when we are working remotely as so many of us are right now, there is an absence of immediate feedback. By the time people get feedback on their performance reviews, it feels such a long time ago. Giving immediate feedback about what people are doing well is key because then they know what to replicate and what to continue doing. Eventually, they will stop doing the things that didn’t work so well because you’re not recognizing those or acknowledging them. As the new year kicks off, see if you can find ways to do more positive work with your employees and recognize what they are doing really well. Acknowledge good work, early and often.

Jo Ilfeld, PhD

An executive leadership coach, Jo helps C-suite leaders, executives, and high-potential managers develop the flexibility, skill, and frame of mind to meet the challenges of the next five, ten, twenty years…. and beyond. She works with individuals, teams and organizations on four core areas of leadership development. Check out Jo's bio page for more information.

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