#085: How to Give and Receive Feedback with Meredith Bell
Lead Your Life
It’s that time of year for (gasp!) performance reviews! Whether you are giving the feedback, or receiving it - it is very common to have pain points around this issue. But it doesn’t have to be this way! In today’s episode, I invite the amazing Meredith Bell - author, podcast host, and expert in leader and team communications - to share her wisdom and insight on this complex issue of feedback. We discuss the practical tools you need to start feeling more comfortable with these conversations and begin to look at feedback as a gift - no matter what side of the discussion you’re on! We dive into: [4:45] Meredith’s career history and why she made a major career change [7:35] What gave her the courage to shift from a steady teaching career to entrepreneurship [11:15] Why pivoting your career does not mean you’re throwing out all of your corporate skills (and how to flip this belief so you can thrive even more in your new role!) [14:00] The inspiration for Meredith’s books about communication [17:45] What THIS mindset tool has to do with Finding Nemo [23:15] The IMPORTANT mindset you can adopt to help you stay gracious and productive when offering feedback [28:00] Understanding the importance of timing when giving constructive feedback [31:00] How to effectively OWN your feedback so it is impactful and well-received [34:00] What the positive to constructive feedback ratio looks like for high-performing teams - and how to achieve this standard! [38:45] One thing you might be underestimating about your impact as a leader (and how to stop overlooking it!) [42:40] A practical tool to help you set the stage for a difficult feedback conversation [46:15] Some ways to help you accept feedback more graciously [53:00] Meredith’s advice to help you achieve better communication and more independent thinkers in the workplace Meredith’s books are available on Amazon in paperback or Kindle: Connect with Your Team Peer Coaching Made Simple Listen Like a Pro, free ebook that is excerpt of Listening Chapter, available at: https://growstrongleaders.com/free/ Learn more by staying connected to Meredith Bell here: Website: https://GrowStrongLeaders.com Strong for Performance Podcast: https://growstrongleaders.com/podcasts/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/meredithmbell Twitter: https://twitter.com/meredithmbell Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MeredithMBell Podcast YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1Yqt-i8ehRSj5pEb1VEgSA Join the Women Leading Powerfully - Leadership Lab We hear from women everywhere a deep craving for more. More fulfillment in their career, more desire to have a clear vision for their future, more readiness to take charge of their leadership and grow personally and professionally. Visit our website at www.womenleadingpowerfully.com and apply now for a seat in one of our upcoming cohorts. In this season of unknowns, the Leadership Lab offers women the opportunity to get certain. You will make choices and increase your impact in more meaningful ways than ever before. Here is what you will walk away with after 12 weeks of group coaching: -Clarity and Confidence around what YOU really want -Awareness of what gets in your way -A vision statement for you as a leader -Tools for taking action that gets you from where you are to where you want to be -An easy way to measure your progress and get unstuck as you move forward So, if you are looking to build life-long connections and be in a community of like-minded women that have the same goals, then reach out to Natalie at email@example.com for a complimentary coaching call to see if the Leadership Lab is the next step in your personal and professional journey! ___ Love the show? Let us know! Do you love the Lead Your Life podcast? If the insights, interviews and real conversations we share in each episode help you step into your power, and have more confidence to “lead your life, so you can love your life”, then please head over to Lead Your Life on Apple Podcasts and subscribe to the show. If you leave us a review, you might win one of our monthly prizes! Join the Women Leading Powerfully Community! Would you like to join a community of high-achieving women that are supporting each other to play a bigger game, have a bigger impact, and live a more fulfilled life? Join us in the Women Leading Powerfully Facebook Group. This free, private community is for strong, supportive, determined, badass women who are leading their lives at home and in the workplace. If you’re ready to take your life and your business to the next level, join us in this exclusive and amazing community of women today!
This week’s guest is Meredith Bell, co-owner/winemaker at Statera Cellars. She also has her own label, EST. Meredith talks about how a trip to Mauritania made her realize her future lay in wine, why chardonnay is so damn cool, and what she’s learned about farming from her 79-year-old mentor.
Experts estimate that in most companies, 70-90% of their investment in learning and development is wasted because participants don’t apply what they learned. This means they don’t get the return-on-investment they hoped for. Meredith Bell knows why this happens and what you can do to improve your ROI. She’s spent the past 30 years working to create products and books that help people master communication skills. She has a deep understanding of what you can do to ensure that your learning and development programs stick. Find out more about Meredith and her work at: growstrongleaders.com--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tboc/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tboc/support
Meredith Bell, co-founder and President of Performance Support Systems
Soul of Business with Blaine Bartlett
Knowing is NOT the same as doing! Meredith Bell is co-founder and President of Performance Support Systems, a global software company providing assessment and development tools for the workplace. Their award-winning software and books guide leaders and team members to make the shift from KNOWING to DOING. The result is permanent improvements in the way people interact with each other at work. Experts estimate that 70-90% of the investment in learning and development is wasted because participants don’t apply what they learned. This means companies don’t get the return-on-investment they hoped for. Meredith knows why this happens and, more importantly, what you can do to improve your ROI. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Women Developing Brilliance® - The Spirit of Business With Kc Rossi
Meredith Bell is an expert in leader and team communications. We talk about how to see yourself as a leader, traits of an excellent leader, ways to creatively resolve conflict, and new performance habits to help you excel.Episode Highlights:🌱 2:54 The importance of having that distinction, that inner stance that you are not just a solopreneur but a leader of your business🌱 8:08 Traits of a truly excellent leader🌱 9:36 Tips to balance your business (especially if you're an over-giver)🌱 13:41 Creative ways to resolve conflict🌱 28:16 Valuable learning lessons from being able to pivotFor full show notes, resources, and links visit https://www.kcrossi.com/blog/grow-stronger-leaders-with-meredith-bell 🌺 Continue the conversation in the Women Developing Brilliance® Facebook Group.Sign up for the free Know Thyself and Lead mini-training here.
Meredith Bell joins us on The Authors Unite Show! This episode is brought to you by Authors Unite. Authors Unite provides you with all the resources you need to become a successful author. You can learn more about Authors Unite here: https://authorsunite.com/ Thank you for listening to The Authors Unite Show!--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/authorsunite/support
Meredith Bell on Mastering the Top 10 Communication Skills
Dose of Leadership with Richard Rierson | Authentic & Courageous Leadership Development
Meredith is an expert in leader and team communications, the author of two books, and the host of the Strong for Performance podcast. She has worked with thousands of business leaders, Human Resources professionals, and Learning & Development executives to successfully implement their tools. Meredith co-authored her latest book, Connect with Your Team: Mastering the Top 10 Communication Skills, with her business partner, Dr. Dennis Coates
Becoming a Better Leader Through Feedback with Meredith Bell
Mastering Midlife Podcast
Meredith Bell is an author and leadership communications coach. She is the owner of Grow Strong Leaders, a company that enables leaders to be more engaging with their employees through practical communication skills. She is the author of the book Connect with Your Team: Mastering the Top 10 Communication Skills, where she writes about skills critical for effective team communication. Meredith is also the host of the Strong for Performance Podcast where she interviews industry experts about their experiences and the many lessons they learned that turned them into competent leaders. Meredith joins me today to discuss why we have a large communication gap between leaders and their employees. She shares how high employee engagement is primarily correlated to business success and long-term profitability. She explains her work processes with companies and how she helps them build groups for the sole purpose of providing leadership feedback. She describes the best way leaders should respond to feedback and shares her perspective on one-to-one conversations between leaders and employees. Meredith also explains the importance of listening and why it’s the most critical aspect of being a good leader. “The most powerful thing a leader can do with feedback is sit down with those who gave it and share what they learned from it and what they're making a commitment to do.” - Meredith Bell Today on Mastering Midlife: The gaps in communication Meredith aims to address The correlation between profitability and employee engagement What Meredith discovered about employee engagement and the correct type of leadership and management How employee feedback can significantly reduce management blindspots What leaders can do when employees identify their strengths and weaknesses The best way leaders can change for the better concerning employee feedback What Meredith recommends when it comes to forming a team designed to provide management feedback Listening as a leadership skill and why it's a pillar Meredith's thoughts on one-on-one conversations between leader and employee Meredith's ideal customers and who can best utilize their tools and services Connect with Meredith Bell: Grow Strong Leaders Strong for Performance Podcast Meredith Bell on LinkedIn Meredith Bell on Facebook Meredith Bell on Twitter Connect with Your Team: Mastering the Top 10 Communication Skills Mastering Midlife...Together! Thanks for tuning into today’s episode of the Mastering Midlife Podcast: How to Thrive When the World Asks the Most of You with Mark Silverman. If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review. Be sure to visit our website and connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube and don’t forget to share your favorite episodes on social media.
In this episode of Training Unleashed, Evan’s guest is Meredith Bell, Author, Speaker, Publisher of Assessment & Development Tools, and president of Performance Support Systems is the guest in this episode of Training Unleashed. Evan and Meredith have a great conversation about how to make training that sticks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
211. Effective Communication Skills For Leaders And Teams, With Meredith Bell
After years of research, business insights, and exemplary success solving organizational challenges for clients in the areas of leadership and teamwork, my next guest has arrived at the bold conclusion that there is ONE single element in the human capital mix that can truly cascade a company's success. That element, she says, is communication.In this episode, we discuss two important new books that address leadership and team communication with author, co-founder and president of Performance Support Systems, Inc., Meredith Bell. These two highly regarded books on interpersonal communications are: 'Connect With Your Team', and 'Peer Coaching Made Simple'.The best ways to connect with Meredith Bell online are:Website: https://growstrongleaders.com/Podcast: https://growstrongleaders.com/podcasts/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/meredithmbell/About the PROFITABLE HAPPINESS™ Podcast:In this podcast, we feature stories from highly successful Experts and Creative Entrepreneurs who exemplify the use of Profitable Happiness™ to build influence and business success. For a weekly journey of music, marketing, and motivation, subscribe to the PROFITABLE HAPPINESS™ Podcast with Dr. Pelè.https://drpele.comSupport the show (https://drpele.com)