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Giving Feedback Exercise: Power of Positive Feedback

Giving Feedback Exercise: Power of Positive Feedback
Exercises, Coaching, Giving Feedback, Appraisal, Listening Skills

Article Rating:::: 276 Ratings :::: Monday, November 5, 2012

Positive feedback can have a dramatic effect. In this exercise, delegates will learn to appreciate the power of positive feedback, however small, when it is provided repeatedly during the course of a conversation. The aim of the exercise is to be thought provoking so you can then continue with a session on giving appropriate positive feedback. As a result it is ideal to go through this exercise at the beginning of a session on giving feedback.

The core idea in this exercise is that one person has a particular goal in mind and uses that goal to direct the conversation to a particular topic. The conversation is directed to a new topic using positive feedback.  

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Giving Feedback Exercise: If I Had a Different Job

Giving Feedback Exercise: If I Had a Different Job
Exercises, Team Building, Motivation, Giving Feedback, Appraisal

Article Rating:::: 73 Ratings :::: Monday, September 19, 2011

This is a simple yet powerful exercise in getting people to share their perception about others. Sometimes seeing the world from another person’s point of view can have a significant benefit for us. This exercise facilitates this process and is most ideal for delegates who know each other so you can use this as part of a team building course.

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Team Building Exercise: Shared Problem Solving

Team Building Exercise: Shared Problem Solving
Exercises, Team Building, Coaching, Motivation, Giving Feedback, Appraisal

Article Rating:::: 17 Ratings :::: Monday, July 11, 2011

This activity allows people to help each other anonymously. Sometimes we may feel stuck or wonder what we could do to improve our behaviour or skills. We may however not feel comfortable to directly ask others about them. This exercise sets the scene for people to open up and help each other without fear of being wrong or obvious.

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Feedback Exercise: Analyse People’s Lives

Feedback Exercise: Analyse People’s Lives
Team Building, Communication Skills, Large Group, Giving Feedback, Appraisal

Article Rating:::: 6 Ratings :::: Monday, May 30, 2011

This exercise helps delegates to better understand each other and also gives them an opportunity to provide anonymous feedback. It is a rather simple exercise though can be quite revealing as people get to understand what others think of them. The exercise works best when a lot of people are involved (for better anonymity) and who know each other well (for better feedback).

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Team Building Exercise: Someone is a...

Team Building Exercise: Someone is a...
Exercises, Team Building, Coaching, Giving Feedback, Appraisal

Article Rating:::: 7 Ratings :::: Monday, April 11, 2011

This is a suitable exercise for getting people in a team to express their feelings about each other but in a very indirect and controlled way. It also gives delegates a chance to see how others think of them. It also helps them to discover how much they know about other people’s view of them. This exercise is suitable for a group of delegates who know each other.

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Communication Exercise: Do You Trust Others?

Communication Exercise: Do You Trust Others?
Exercises, Communication Skills, Difficult People, Personal Impact, Appraisal

Article Rating:::: 37 Ratings :::: Monday, October 25, 2010

We all have different levels of trust in different situations. Sometimes the variation is not much and sometimes it is too high. We seem to be defensive and on guard while others feel comfortable. This is usually to do with our previous experiences as we derive our grand rules from our life experience. It pays to know how others feel in certain situations, so you can become aware of your trust level and how you compare with others.

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Motivation Exercise: Look Back From the Future

Motivation Exercise: Look Back From the Future
Leadership, Exercises, Motivation, Goal Setting, Appraisal

Article Rating:::: 25 Ratings :::: Monday, September 13, 2010

Being a good person or a leader requires a good vision, persistence, definite plans and an ability to reflect on your current state so you can see what you need to do next to get there. This exercise helps delegates to think about themselves from a point of view placed in the future so they can better see what they want to get and if they are going in a wrong direction.

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Leadership Skills Exercise: How Controlling Are You?

Leadership Skills Exercise: How Controlling Are You?
Leadership, Exercises, Personal Impact, Emotional Intelligence, Appraisal

Article Rating:::: 30 Ratings :::: Monday, September 6, 2010

Some leaders seem to be too controlling. They want to exert their power and position on others to get them do what they want. On the other hand, some leaders seem to understand others and are much friendlier and open to new ideas. They seem to be much more logical and are viewed much more positively than those who are too controlling.

Research shows that those who are too controlling of others and their environment are usually insecure. Their insecurity is expressed by forcing others to comply and they see this as the only way to bring balance to their world.

This exercise helps delegates to become more aware of this concept and learn how to ask questions from themselves on how they treat others.

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Team Building: Here is the Star Candidate...

Team Building: Here is the Star Candidate...
Exercises, Icebreakers, Team Building, Personal Impact, Appraisal

Article Rating:::: 28 Ratings :::: Monday, December 14, 2009

This activity allows delegates to find more information about their colleagues and represent them as a potential model employee for their company. This exercise encourages team building by recognising and respecting team mate’s knowledge and expertise and help to build better team relationships. This activity can be used for people who already work with each other since it emphasises their good qualities. The exercise can also be used as an icebreaker to get people to know more about each other.

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Team Building: Positive-Negative Flipchart

Team Building: Positive-Negative Flipchart
Exercises, Team Building, Communication Skills, Personal Impact, Appraisal

Article Rating:::: 51 Ratings :::: Thursday, November 5, 2009

This exercise has been designed for people who work in the same team. It is very effective in discovering strengths and weaknesses of teams, in particular those of newly formed teams. This activity allows team members to share their views on positive and negative aspects of their team and therefore seek ways to improve them.

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