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JOE HIRSCH is on a mission to make feedback better.
As the managing director of Semaca Partners, he specializes in helping organizations apply behavioral science to strengthen the way leaders train, support and empower their teams for success.
Drawing on his experiences as an award-winning educational leader and researcher, Joe has earned accolades from Fortune 500 executives to NFL coaches for his forward-thinking approach to improving organizational culture and effectiveness. Described by Wharton professor Adam Grant as “breath of fresh air,” Joe distills vast bodies of research-based practice into actionable insights that make an immediate difference in how people work, learn and lead.
His 2017 book, “The Feedback Fix” (published by Rowman & Littlefield) presents a radical alternative to traditional feedback techniques and performance management practices. As a TEDx and keynote speaker, Joe has shared his strategies with executives at Deloitte, GameStop, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, members of the U.S. armed forces, and close to 10,000 others across two continents.
When Joe isn’t writing for publications like Inc., The Wall Street Journal, or Educational Leadership, he enjoys playing football with his four sons and working out with his wife.
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The secret to giving better feedback isn’t what we say – it’s what others hear.
Too often, people hear about a past they can’t control, not a future they can. That changes with “feedforward” – a radical approach to sharing feedback that unleashes the performance and potential of everyone around us.
From board rooms to classrooms and even around dining rooms, the experiences we create for others – joy or fear, growth or decline, success or failure – hang on the feedback we share. Through a lively blend of stories, studies and strategies, THE FEEDBACK FIX makes a compelling argument for getting what we want by giving others what they need, all while rebuilding the way we lead, learn, and live.