Supporting Performance With Feedback

leadership in schools has many aspects, but undoubtedly one of the most important roles is helping each and every teacher and other employee to;

a) Work in accordance with the mission, vision and values of the school, and
b) Exhibit being a ‘lifelong learner’ by seeking to continuously enhance their abilities in their role, and
c) grow

For these to happen one of the most important areas of insight is with regard to giving feedback. Over the years I have heard so many leaders in educational fields who have been frustrated and challenged by the issues related to giving feedback. All too often they have struggled with perceptions that teachers only want ‘nice feedback’ (praise, congratulations and positive strokes). Some have conjectured whether cultural factors were involved, some whether it was a gender issue and some whether it was specific to the profession and the people who are attracted to it.

So, i was therefore very interested to come across this webinar by the highly regarded Zenger Folkman Group in which the presenters share the findings of research they carried out on the subject of feedback. Whilst much of the focus is on differences between age-groups, they also have some interesting things to say regarding gender.

Zenger Folkman Webinar – Feedback

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