Submitted by livlab on
I engaged Tom Peters on twitter about giving feedback to leaders that "tease" and he had this to say and added more about feedback in general. I wonder what Mark (and you all) think(s)!
You are a lively soul, and I salute you. But as a boss, be careful when you tease someone who works for you. BE VERY CAREFUL.
Any suggestions on how to help someone who doesn't take this advice and is therefore not am effective or respected manager?
Instant feedback. Constant counseling.
I can appreciate that approach; would you suggest that for levels above me or peers?
Depends on how gentle your touch is. Giving feedback is not for amateurs.
Then his other tweets about feedback:
@tom_peters: Is there any more difficult task than giving effective feedback? If there is, I can't imagine what it would be. source
@tom_peters: If you think giving feedback is easy or "straightforward," then you are hyper-shitty at giving feedback. source