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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 Importance of Context

This ecard from someecards may be a bit dramatic, but it does highlight an essential point for a high-performance worker: context. It's tempting to overlook the big picture in favor of cranking out day-to-day work, but to save your sanity and preserve your productivity, you must have ample downtime. By...

Marissa Brassfield

How Employee Engagement Leads to Productivity

Many managers read all the talk about employee engagement and think that happy employees will automatically level up their productivity; unfortunately, managing performance isn't that simple. There's one more element of the equation: a manager's rapport with his or her team. As Jason Lauritsen points out in his latest column...

Marissa Brassfield

Engaged Employees Catalyze Economic Growth

An excerpt from Jim Clifton's "The Coming Jobs War" makes a fascinating assertion: engaged employees catalyze economic growth, and high-energy workplaces are thus poised to save America. Clifton cites a Gallup study in which just 28 percent of the U.S. workforce is engaged at work, 53 percent is mentally...

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