How to Reach Workers Who Overestimate Their Competence

How accurately do your employees see their work? If you ranked employees in order of competence, are the employees in the bottom half of your list aware they’re in the bottom half? Do they truly understand your expectations and what outstanding performance looks like? A growing pile of research suggests that a large number of…

Use These 9 Tips When Giving Negative Feedback

  A manager’s motivation for giving negative feedback to an employee should be to encourage change — to help the employee grow, get better results, or stop doing something that is holding back success. While there are obviously differences in people’s receptiveness to corrective feedback, in general, “people believe constructive criticism is essential to their…