Peer-to-Peer Feedback – 6 Important Factors by Violet Dhu

Ongoing feedback is crucial to organisational success and team success. Feedback is an essential leadership skill. Providing constructive feedback in the workplace will help improve performance and productivity. And if given effectively and taken positively, it also helps build strong work relationships, a healthy work environment and stronger teams. Giving peer-to-peer feedback in the workplace is different from the regular …

Honour Those Before You and Pave The Way For Those Who Follow You by Peter Dhu

Always be respectful when public speaking. I was at a conference a few years ago and I heard a young diabetic educator talk about the importance of self-esteem and mental wellbeing in women living with diabetes. Her research had found that many women living with diabetes were stressed and worried about their families and children, should they become unable to …

What Stops People From Giving Feedback In The Workplace by Violet Dhu

Giving feedback in the workplace is key in developing high performance and a culture of trust and engagement. Feedback helps with every employee’s personal development and skills development. It teaches them to learn from their mistakes and trials and mishaps.  Feedback lets them know exactly what to expect from others and what others can expect from them. In some ways, …

6 Habits to Improve Your Public Speaking Skills by Peter Dhu

“If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude.” – Colin Powell Like many other skills, public speaking is a continuous learning cycle. It is not something that you can learn and master overnight and then you’re good to go for the …

Setting Boundaries and Self Care by Violet Dhu

In the realm of having difficult conversations and giving feedback, one such difficult discussion that is important and often avoided is that of setting boundaries. That is, setting boundaries at work with your peers, subordinates and superiors and setting boundaries at home. This includes saying no, setting and managing expectations, articulating your values and what you will and will not …

Are You A Noisy Speaker by Peter Dhu

Ralph Waldo Emmerson said, “your body speaks so loudly; I cannot hear what you are saying.” A noisy speaker is someone who unintentionally creates or exhibits behaviour that may distract or catch their audience’s attention, thus reducing their spoken message and their ability to have an impact and be influential. Noise can be in the form of a sound or …