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Marissa Brassfield

When Managing High-Performance Workers, Forget Feedback

[contextly_auto_sidebar id="5zluSizkVqosg2TqtjXl2y5G0tDm6qyX"]The very idea of feedback makes most employees cringe, but it's especially injurious to high-performance workers. In a recent post for Inc., leadership expert Marshall Goldsmith recommends an approach that resounded with me: feedforward. Feedback is inherently focused on the past -- what you did,...

Marissa Brassfield

The Value of Positive Reinforcement

Bill Sims is the author of Green Beans & Ice Cream: The Remarkable Power of Positive Reinforcement, and has been offering companies advice about positive reinforcement for over 30 years. Sims gave Business Insider his perspective on motivating employees, positive reinforcement, and why performance reviews lack value. Companies spend trillions of...

Marissa Brassfield

5 Unusual Factors That Stifle Employee Productivity

Are you taking the right steps to motivate employee productivity, or are you unwittingly making mistakes that are counterproductive to efficiency? Today's must-reads might surprise you. * How can poor lighting influence productivity? This article introduces the Hawthorne effect and how it could be hurting employee output. [A Successful Woman] * Keeping...

Marissa Brassfield

Proactive Management Makes Employee Feedback Dead Simple

Matthew Swyers wrote an excellent piece for Inc. today about why ultimatums don't work in employer-employee relationships, but all I could think about was how proactive management would eliminate the need for an ultimatum in the first place. Proactive management requires that leaders clearly express expectations -- of an employee's...

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