Give Feedforward Like a Fighter Pilot

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Feedforward is a unique approach to giving feedback that improves performance, boosts productivity, and keeps teams on track. Unlike traditional feedback, feedforward is timely, continuous, and focused on development – a refreshing change from the typical feedback fare that rarely makes a positive difference or offers much insight about how work gets done.

Too much feedback makes people less effective

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Why Negative Feedback Might Be Good For You

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Few people like hearing bad news about themselves. Getting a tough performance review or being called out for a mistake challenges our status and triggers feelings of shame, frustration, and helplessness. Negative feedback floods the brain with stress-inducing hormones that raise our threat awareness and causes a momentary loss of executive functioning. If an unfavorable report makes you think you’ve lost your mind, it’s probably because you have. But before we write off the criticisms we receive from bosses and friends, here’s the surprising part about negative feedback: It might actually be… Read More

Pixar’s secret for giving feedback

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How does the most successful animated movie studio give feedback?

Teams and the Magical Number 150

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We like to claim that some institutions are “too big to fail.” Can the same be said of teams? Turns out that bigger isn’t always better, especially when it comes to team size. Not only can large teams put a freeze on workplace culture, they sometimes create silos that stifle collaboration and threaten a company’s ability to innovate and grow – all because of the magical number 150.

Want more from your team? Eat more cake.

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Culture is key to winning on and off the court.