Available for Interviews: Dr. Kelly Waltman
Kelly Waltman, PhD, is the Founder and CEO of SLR Leadership Consultion, LLC. She is also the author of Elevate Connection: Cutivate and Engaged, Inspired, Productive and Profitable Team Culture.
What Dr. Kelly Waltman can say in an interview
on Feedback in Business:
- It’s essential to give and receive both positive and critical feedback on a regular basis. Effective feedback is a two-way street, and when you cultivate a feedback culture, everyone is giving and receiving feedback at and between all levels. This means that leadership is giving and receiving feedback, and team members are giving and receiving feedback to one another.
- There are 5 components of effective feedback. I developed the STOPS acronym to help people remember the components: Safe Space, Timing, Objective, Posting & Critical, and Specific.
- Learn how to receive feedback effectively: Resist the urge to respond immediately; Sit alone and process the feedback you received (try to see the issue from the other person’s perspective, even if you don’t agree with the feedback you received); After a day or two, circle back with the person and process the feedback with them.
- While giving and receiving feedback (especially critical feedback) will always be a little uncomfortable, the more it becomes a regular part of a team’s dialogue, the more comfortable it becomes.
Interview: Dr. Kelly Waltman
Kelly Waltman, PhD, is the Founder and CEO of SLR Leadership Consultion, LLC. She is also the author of Elevate Connection: Cutivate and Engaged, Inspired, Productive and Profitable Team Culture. Located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, SLR Leadership Consulting offers individual- and team-based coaching and professional development services with an emphasis on workplace culture, communication, and getting comfortable with feedback.
With over twenty years of experience developing and delivering curricula, Dr. Waltman has a passion for helping individuals learn and grow. From the classroom to the boardroom, she has designed content for groups of all sizes. She also brings over a decade of managerial and leadership experience to her work—holding director-level positions with previous employers, and serving as a board member for local non-profit organizations.
In addition to her work with SLR Leadership Consulting, Dr. Waltman founded She Leads and Reads, a monthly book club and content curation site focused on personal and professional development books.
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