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There is an (old) article about Feedback on cio.com. It comes quite close to the Manager Tools feedback model.

http://www.cio.com/article/105001/What_Every_Manager_Should_Know_About_F...

rgbiv99's picture

Quite close, indeed. So close that I bet Esther Derby is a Manager Tools listener. At least someone gave them credit in the comments section.

akinsgre's picture

I can't say whether or not Esther is a MT listener. But I've been following her since first hearing her speak at a conference in 2002.

She was suggesting a similar model back then, so I don't think she needs to credit M & M for the idea. Any more than Newton needs to credit Leibniz.

HMac's picture

[quote="rgbiv99"]Quite close, indeed. So close that I bet Esther Derby is a Manager Tools listener. At least someone gave them credit in the comments section.[/quote]

??????

Do you REALLY mean to imply that the contents of this article were lifted from Manager-Tools without credit?

-Hugh

ctomasi's picture

I'm not surprised that someone else has a very close model to M&M. We have an internal course at our company that has been teaching a very similar model on feedback for 10 years.

estherderby's picture

Esther Derby here.

I received a google alert that pointed me to this page. Given the conversation, I thought I'd sign in and comment on the comments.

The underpinnings of the feedback model I use are from Jerry Weinberg, Virginia Satir and applied behavioral science study at the tNational Training Labs (NTL).

Its entirely possible that MT (TM) and I arrived at similar models via very different paths. And, I suspect there are many models around that are similar to the one I use, and that's a wonderful thing.

Too many managers are ill-equipped to offer useful feedback. Any model that emphasizes neutral description and explaining impact is likely to result in more effective feedback.

tomw's picture

Many times over, Mark has said that most of the ideas on Manager Tools are not his. He learned them in various places over the years.

Why would anyone think the feedback model is something that only Mike and Mark know about or that they developed it 100%? There's really very little that's truly new in this world. Only things that are new to an individual.

Esther, please don't think that we all believe what one poster said!

rgbiv99's picture

Esther,

I'm clearly wrong here and I sincerely apologize for the implication. Thank you for weighing in.

AManagerTool's picture

I don't know about you but....That was cool!

Well done Esther!