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Professor Susan Stehlik shares advice for managers on giving effective feedback

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Excerpt from The Economist -- "Stehlik recommends a simple exercise you can do on a regular basis to clarify your own intentions toward those around you. Draw a dial spanning from empty to full, like a fuel gauge. Write down the names of all the people in your inner circle: your direct reports, spouse, friends – even your boss. Next, evaluate where each person’s gas gauge is at. Do they seem like they’re a bit depleted? Running on empty? Now ask yourself: What can I do to bring this person’s gauge to full? The best, most effective feedback comes from this genuine desire to help others."

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