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Whether you're dealing with a problem employee or praising the good work of a colleague, you need to communicate in a way that promotes positive change in others. Giving Effective Feedback quickly walks you through the basics of delivering feedback that gets results, including:

  • Choosing the right time to talk
  • Engaging in productive dialogue
  • Helping both star and struggling performers
  • Developing a plan for effective follow-up

About HBR's 20-Minute Manager series:

Don't have much time? Get up to speed fast on the most essential business skills with HBR's 20-Minute Manager series. Whether you need a crash course or a brief refresher, each book in the series is a concise, practical primer that will help you brush up on a key management topic.

Advice you can quickly hear and apply, for ambitious professionals and aspiring executives - from the most trusted source in business.

©2014 Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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Old School Basics

A basic old school reminder of how to give feedback. Some emotional intelligence, but nothing new to the corporate world since 1995.

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how to give feedback for dummies

it felt like common sense knowledge about giving feedback. might be helpful for a person entering management for the first time but otherwise not super helpful

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is it a book from the 80s or something?

At first I thought it was funny the mechanical way of the narrator. Seemed like one of those really old TV comercials or government health publicity, like from the 80s or before. Then I realized it fits the book and the words really well.

It's not exactly bad advice but it is clearly a book written by a manager man, to another man manager. Sometimes it seemed that it was only about giving feedbacks to woman... in the only example with a male recipient of the feedback, the guy is prone to leash out, because women are always docile....

And it says it is about feedback to colleagues, bosses and employees alike, but it didn't seem so... the advices are mechanical, almost robotic and although it does take in consideration people's feelings it seemed cold anyways...

Maybe I'm privileged to be in an environment where feedback is common practice, but nothing about this book went beyond the obvious to me. Maybe it is good to others.

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Great, concise and to the point

This was a great short and to the point book. It provides great tactics for someone who has never been taught on how to give feedback

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Great reminder!

It is a great reminder to listen to every once in a while to improve yourself.

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great

great information for the new manager just recently given the opportunity for a future career.

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great book.

great way of breaking down each individual area 4 aspect of giving effective and continuous feedback.

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Practical information slightly stale delivery

good info. good insight. monotone and slightly dry. definitely useful. not bad for a short book.

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maybe too theoretic

i loved it because it highlights the general approach. however some more concrete examples would be useful.