The success or failure of a business is determined more by how effectively leaders lead people than by their personal strategic brilliance, knowledge of the markets, or financial finesse. Leaders can sometimes greatly intimidate others and as a result, never receive the feedback they need to become more effective in their roles.
All too often the role of feedback-giver falls on the Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) or Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP), who has the responsibility to provide tough feedback and the unique viewpoint that comes from observing the leader in action and hearing concerns from the perspectives of multiple employees.
In this course we explore why leaders so rarely receive honest feedback, the single mindset that is essential to giving powerful transformative feedback, the three biggest barriers to giving feedback to executives, and a proven script for giving powerful feedback that initiates change. We also share the three most common objections during a feedback conversation, guidelines for staying in control of the conversation, and tips for effective follow-up.
While this course is helpful for anyone who needs to provide feedback to an intimidating leader, it is designed with the CHRO and HRBP in mind. All examples and case studies are presented from the Human Resources (HR) professional’s point of view.
Review Questions: Wise Words for the Intense: How to Give Feedback to Intimidating Executives
Final Exam: Wise Words for the Intense: How to Give Feedback to Intimidating Executives
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Jennifer Selby Long, Founder of Selby Group, LLC, is an expert in accelerating strategic alignment, rapidly developing leadership capabilities, and transforming management teams. Her firm empowers successful leaders to dramatically improve organizational performance and skillfully overcome the challenges of growth and scale.
She has coached and developed over 3000 leaders and professionals, in organizations as diverse as Silicon Valley start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.
Jennifer’s unique viewpoint is shaped by her broad and deep understanding of leadership, culture, learning, and organizational development, honed through her experience in industries as diverse as accounting, information technology, and consumer products.
She brings an engaging and high-energy approach to her leading-edge webinars and workshops, combining a wealth of knowledge, a high bar, compassion, and a touch of humor to create a memorable learning experience.
In her consulting practice, Jennifer utilizes her rare skill set to integrate executive coaching, organizational development, and leadership development directly into her clients’ business strategies to achieve extraordinary results. Examples include:
Jennifer is also a thought leader who has been quoted in the New York Times, Univision, Fast Company, Information World, Dice, MSNBC, and the Bulletin of Psychological Type.
She is the only management consultant featured in the ground-breaking book Engaging Resistance: How Ordinary People Successfully Champion Change, by San Francisco State University business professor Aaron Anderson.
Jennifer also serves on the Advisory Board for the Leadership Program at the UC-Berkeley Extension School of Business, Technology, and Engineering, where she was one of the highest rated instructors in the Extension program.
She obtained her Master of Arts degree in Speech Communication from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In addition to her graduate degree, she is a Master Practitioner for the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®, and previously served as President of the global professional association for professionals who use the MBTI in their work, the Association for Psychological Type.
Jennifer writes monthly on the topics of leadership, communication, human resources, and organizational strategy through her blog and newsletter, Traveling Light. She continues to be both intrigued and mortified that her LinkedIn post, “How to Handle an Ineffective Boss” was a runaway hit, with over 42,000 views.