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Twofer Tuesday: On Strategic Offsites & Effective Feedback

Are you so preoccupied with being efficient at work that you’re racing past opportunities to innovate, recharge and excel? When it comes to offering feedback, are your intentions as good as they could be? If you’re not sure on either point, read on: this Twofer is for you.

A Strategic Offsite: The Antidote to Business Busyness

Efficiency is the key to business success. Right?

Not so fast. Efficiency and productivity are all well and good. But where leadership is concerned, effectiveness and progressiveness are much more important.

Here, The Ascent looks at why having a strategic offsite can yield fabulous business returns — and how to make sure you do it right.

Read: Get away to get ahead

Intended Results: The Feedback Makeover

Do you struggle with giving the right feedback at the right time? If so, you’re not alone.

Despite the best of intentions, managers often make the mistake of offering feedback that prevents rather than inspires growth. To deliver effective feedback, it must be intentional (emotionally transparent) instead of unintentional (emotionally withdrawn).

“If you’re a people manager or leader, intentional feedback is a gift for your organization, because it’s contagious. By giving your colleagues small examples of transparency-in-action, you take a proactive step to creating the conversation you want to be part of.”

Read: Turn Your Feedback Inside-Out

Psst: Have you joined our Tools for the Time-Crunched Manager LinkedIn group? It’s designed to inspire and help you conquer the day-to-day challenges of your workday.

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