In my issue of Powerquotes Plus yesterday, the quotation I picked was from Jack Nicklaus, perhaps the greatest golfer of all time. He said:
“Focus on remedies, not faults.”
This is a truth for ourselves – that we should focus on what we can improve, and how to do it, rather than focus on our faults or problems.
While this is powerful for us as individuals, it is equally as important for us as leaders.
In our coaching and mentoring roles, we must become adept at giving effective feedback. While we all know this, we don’t always think about what we can do to make the feedback we give more effective.
In Nicklaus’ thought is an important lesson in this area. Focus on what people can do differently, rather than focusing on the faults (or mistakes) of the past. The past can’t be changed, but the future can!
If you want to become more comfortable, confident and effective in giving feedback, you can register for our upcoming teleseminar – Remarkable Leaders Provide Remarkable Feedback. Click the link to learn more and register yourself – and others for this content packed teleseminar.
In the meantime, make this one of your leadership activities for today.
Reflect on the quotation – “focus on remedies, not faults”
Ask yourself – where is my focus?
And take this action – provide feedback to at least one person today, based on remedies, not faults or mistakes.